History Main / YamatoNadeshiko

26th Mar '18 5:52:56 PM Prime32
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A complicated UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese aesthetic and cultural concept. Breaking the expression down: "Yamato" is one of the older (and thus fancier) and more poetic names for Japan and the Japanese people and culture, similar to the Celtic "Albion" for the island of Great Britain and "Eire"/"Erin" for Ireland; "Nadeshiko" is the Japanese name for ''Dianthus superbus'', a wildflower found in the Japanese highlands that is related to the carnation (''Dianthus caryophyllus'').

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A complicated UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese aesthetic and cultural concept. Breaking the expression down: "Yamato" is one of the older (and thus fancier) and more poetic names for Japan and the Japanese people and culture, similar to the Celtic "Albion" for the island of Great Britain and "Eire"/"Erin" "Éire"/"Erin" for Ireland; "Nadeshiko" is the Japanese name for ''Dianthus superbus'', a wildflower found in the Japanese highlands that is related to the carnation (''Dianthus caryophyllus'').
4th Mar '18 5:07:55 PM KibaDoku
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* Like mentioned above, Japan is this in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'' in contrast to Germany, who is a male {{tsundere}}. Let's just say Italy had guys with different personalities to choose from.
24th Dec '17 10:28:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} books, Wolverine was in love with Mariko Yashida for a good portion of Claremont's run after Jean Grey's death, and even [[BackFromTheDead after she came back]], he stayed devoted to Mariko, though by then he was [[CourtlyLove loving from afar]]. Mariko herself was a perfect example of this, determined to free her family from its underworld ties at any cost...[[CartwrightCurse and ultimately, any cost was what it took.]]

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* In the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen books, Wolverine was in love with Mariko Yashida for a good portion of Claremont's run after Jean Grey's death, and even [[BackFromTheDead after she came back]], he stayed devoted to Mariko, though by then he was [[CourtlyLove loving from afar]]. Mariko herself was a perfect example of this, determined to free her family from its underworld ties at any cost...[[CartwrightCurse and ultimately, any cost was what it took.]]
19th Dec '17 11:51:46 AM NNinja
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* Kali Belladonna from WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} is perhaps a bit more lively than the traditional examples, but she certainly qualifies. She's incredibly skilled with a tea tray, using it to foster good relations between Sun and her family, to get Blake to talk to her father, [[spoiler: to deflect gunshots, and to lay a smackdown on an assassin.]]
17th Dec '17 3:26:34 AM Masterweaver
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* Kali Belladonna from WebAnimation/RWBY is perhaps a bit more lively than the traditional examples, but she certainly qualifies. She's incredibly skilled with a tea tray, using it to foster good relations between Sun and her family, to get Blake to talk to her father, [[spoiler: to deflect gunshots, and to lay a smackdown on an assassin.]]

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* Kali Belladonna from WebAnimation/RWBY WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} is perhaps a bit more lively than the traditional examples, but she certainly qualifies. She's incredibly skilled with a tea tray, using it to foster good relations between Sun and her family, to get Blake to talk to her father, [[spoiler: to deflect gunshots, and to lay a smackdown on an assassin.]]
17th Dec '17 3:26:07 AM Masterweaver
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* Kali Belladonna from RWBY is perhaps a bit more lively than the traditional examples, but she certainly qualifies. She's incredibly skilled with a tea tray, using it to foster good relations between Sun and her family, to get Blake to talk to her father, [[spoiler: to deflect gunshots, and to lay a smackdown on an assassin.]]

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* Kali Belladonna from RWBY WebAnimation/RWBY is perhaps a bit more lively than the traditional examples, but she certainly qualifies. She's incredibly skilled with a tea tray, using it to foster good relations between Sun and her family, to get Blake to talk to her father, [[spoiler: to deflect gunshots, and to lay a smackdown on an assassin.]]
17th Dec '17 3:25:29 AM Masterweaver
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* Kali Belladonna from RWBY is perhaps a bit more lively than the traditional examples, but she certainly qualifies. She's incredibly skilled with a tea tray, using it to foster good relations between Sun and her family, to get Blake to talk to her father, [[spoiler: to deflect gunshots, and to lay a smackdown on an assassin.]]
2nd Dec '17 10:38:15 AM dotchan
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This is a Japanese ideal, so it might seem strange to [[ValuesDissonance westerners]], but [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye don't be fooled]]; the nadeshiko is a ''wildflower'' at heart. A properly done ''yamato nadeshiko'' will show a [[SilkHidingSteel subtle, but definitely present, touch of iron]], in that she is unwilling to let circumstances [[MamaBear hurt the ones she cares about]] or [[TheDeterminator distract her from her goals or missions]]. This is often accomplished ''so'' subtly that the target isn't certain ''how'' things got redirected -- a subtle influence of judo, if you will. Older ''yamato nadeshiko'' are better at this, while a younger one will make up for it in determination -- especially when it comes to the man she loves, because that trumps everything else. Remember: this is just a trope, and all TropesAreTools.

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This is a Japanese ideal, so it might seem strange to [[ValuesDissonance westerners]], but [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye don't be fooled]]; the nadeshiko is a ''wildflower'' at heart. A properly done ''yamato nadeshiko'' will show a [[SilkHidingSteel subtle, but definitely present, touch of iron]], in that she is unwilling to let circumstances [[MamaBear hurt the ones she cares about]] or [[TheDeterminator distract her from her goals or missions]]. This is often accomplished ''so'' subtly that the target isn't certain ''how'' things got redirected -- a subtle influence of judo, PolitenessJudo, if you will. Older ''yamato nadeshiko'' are better at this, while a younger one will make up for it in determination -- especially when it comes to the man she loves, because that trumps everything else. Remember: this is just a trope, and all TropesAreTools.
26th Nov '17 5:41:24 PM nombretomado
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* The TropeCodifier would be the ''Chiran Nadeshiko Unit''. Created by ImperialJapan in the closing stages of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it was composed of middle-school and highschool girls, who served as surrogate [[LittleSisterHeroine 'little sisters']] providing housekeeping for the transient pilots' barracks at Chiran Airbase in Kagoshima Prefecture and taking care of the pilots for the brief periods between their arrival from training bases elsewhere and their departure on their final missions. The idea was that they would be a source of [[TheHeart comfort and companionship to the pilots]] while serving as (not-so) subtle reminders of [[DeclarationOfProtection what they were sacrificing themselves to protect]]. The unit was highly publicized in ImperialJapan for propaganda purposes, but befriending successive waves of airmen (most of them little more than teens themselves) [[HerHeartWillGoOn only to watch them sent off to die]] in so-called 'Kamikaze' attacks [[BreakTheCutie inflicted a severe psychological toll on the girls]]. The program finally ended after an air-raid convinced the authorities that the airfield [[HarmfulToMinors had become too dangerous for them]], though remarkably none of the girls were killed. Some surmise that the modern iteration of the ''yamato nadeshiko'' has its basis in wartime propaganda intended to buck up the home front. The full story of the Chiran girls can be found in books like ''BLOSSOMS IN THE WIND: Human Legacies of the Kamikaze'' by M.G. Sheftall, or ''[[http://www.kamikazeimages.net/books/japanese/sato/index.htm Tokkou no Machi: Chiran]]'' by Sanae Sato.

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* The TropeCodifier would be the ''Chiran Nadeshiko Unit''. Created by ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan in the closing stages of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it was composed of middle-school and highschool girls, who served as surrogate [[LittleSisterHeroine 'little sisters']] providing housekeeping for the transient pilots' barracks at Chiran Airbase in Kagoshima Prefecture and taking care of the pilots for the brief periods between their arrival from training bases elsewhere and their departure on their final missions. The idea was that they would be a source of [[TheHeart comfort and companionship to the pilots]] while serving as (not-so) subtle reminders of [[DeclarationOfProtection what they were sacrificing themselves to protect]]. The unit was highly publicized in ImperialJapan Imperial Japan for propaganda purposes, but befriending successive waves of airmen (most of them little more than teens themselves) [[HerHeartWillGoOn only to watch them sent off to die]] in so-called 'Kamikaze' attacks [[BreakTheCutie inflicted a severe psychological toll on the girls]]. The program finally ended after an air-raid convinced the authorities that the airfield [[HarmfulToMinors had become too dangerous for them]], though remarkably none of the girls were killed. Some surmise that the modern iteration of the ''yamato nadeshiko'' has its basis in wartime propaganda intended to buck up the home front. The full story of the Chiran girls can be found in books like ''BLOSSOMS IN THE WIND: Human Legacies of the Kamikaze'' by M.G. Sheftall, or ''[[http://www.kamikazeimages.net/books/japanese/sato/index.htm Tokkou no Machi: Chiran]]'' by Sanae Sato.
9th Nov '17 7:47:48 PM bi-sweet
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* [[Music/{{Twice}} Twice's]] Mina would fit into this trope, because she is graceful and she is Japanese.[[note]]Expect that she doesn't wear a kimono.[[/note]] Because of that, some of her nicknames are "Black Swan" and "Ballerina of Tragedy".
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