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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HaikuWiki A proper lady,\\
Loving wife and wise mother,\\
Purest Japanese.]]]]

->''"I am a true Japanese woman, kind and graceful!"''
-->-- '''[[MsFanservice Mai Shiranui]]''', ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium''

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 "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'').

Broadly speaking then, a ''yamato nadeshiko'' is a "flower of Nipponese womanhood": a woman with attributes that were considered desirable in the [[Creator/{{Confucius}} neo-Confucian]] [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japan of the nineteenth century]] and beyond. The term was generally ascribed to noble women with traditional upbringings, but after the formal abolishment of the caste system it passed into wider use among the new "middle classes". Being a ''yamato nadeshiko'' revolved around the Confucian concepts of Feudal Loyalty and Filial Piety, which in the latest wave of Confucian revival meant acting for the benefit of one's family and obeying and assisting authority figures (father, husband, sometimes father-in-law or older brothers, as well as older and/or more respected females). Virtues include(d) loyalty, [[FeminineWomenCanCook domestic ability]], wisdom, maturity, and humility.

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 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.

A poorly done ''yamato nadeshiko'', however, ''will'' turn out like an ExtremeDoormat. They are silent and submissive without the inner strength of a true ''yamato nadeshiko''. This is a common stereotype of East Asian women in Western fiction and is often referred to derisively as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypes_of_East_Asians_in_the_Western_world#.22China_doll.22_stereotype China Doll]] stereotype.

With some notable exceptions, ''yamato nadeshiko'' will be of medium height, willowy, modestly endowed, and [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty good-looking without being too beautiful or too cute]]; they will have [[RavenHairIvorySkin pale skin]] and [[LongHairIsFeminine long]] dark hair with [[HimeCut full, straight bangs and side-bangs]]. They'll dress in feminine fashions: skirts, blouses, low-heeled shoes, lace, ribbons and simple hair ornaments. The other option is impeccable lady-like style for adults. A {{kimono|IsTraditional}} is likely to be worn by a ''nadeshiko'' brought up in the good old Kyoto style. Some may wear jewellery and make-up, but not too much. Their voices will often be gentle, calm, and warm as melted butter. [[TaremeEyes Large, rounded eyes]] are always a good bet. It is not unusual for {{geisha}} to be a ''yamato nadeshiko''.

Sometimes, these ladies will also [[ActionGirl know self-defense]], even if [[MartialPacifist they would rather not fight if it can be avoided]]. This makes sense as many ''nadeshiko'' came from samurai clans and thus were trained in fighting, so they could defend their homes whenever the males were absent. If that's the case, [[LadyOfWar they'll be very graceful and effective in the battlefield]], and they're likely to be {{White Magician Girl}}s or {{Barrier Warrior}}s. If they're neither, they'll likely use [[BladeOnAStick polearms, lances]] (specifically [[NaginatasAreFeminine naginata]] which daughters of samurai families were traditionally trained in and included in their dowry) or bow/arrows, and maybe even [[KnifeNut small tantou daggers]] [[HiddenWeapons that may be hidden in their clothes]].

These characters pop up a lot in MagicalGirlfriend series (usually as the one who will [[FirstGirlWins win the male lead's heart]]) and as the "Betty" in BettyAndVeronica {{Love Triangle}}s. They tend to be very sympathetic, but their passive, reactionary nature puts them in danger of becoming {{Satellite Character}}s for more "interesting" people, as well as target of [[TheScrappy bashing]] from fans who prefer more active love interests such as {{Tsundere}}. Obviously, this trope is most popular in Japan.

Expect her name to end in "-ko" [子] or "-bi", "-mi" [美], which mean "child" and "beauty", respectively.[[labelnote:Protip]]"-ko" in words is analogous to the Western suffix "-ette"/"-elle"/"-ine" in making any name feminine.[[/labelnote]] Less subtle examples might even use ''Nadeshiko'' for the MeaningfulName factor.

You will sometimes find [[GenderFlip males]] who fit in the ''yamato nadeshiko'' role, personality and/or looks-wise (like Japan in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', obviously), but this is still rare. The true SpearCounterpart to this trope is {{Samurai}}.

More information on this concept can be found in the [[http://www.sljfaq.org/afaq/yamatonadeshiko.html sci.lang.japan FAQ]]. Compare StepfordSmiler and {{Yandere}} for a girl who ''seems'' to be a ''Yamato Nadeshiko'' but hides a far more unstable psyche. Her sort-of early Western equivalent is the DeterminedWidow. A more passive Victorian era Western equivalent is the [[http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/thackeray/angel.html "angel in the house"]] or as we call it, ProperLady. An attempt to take this {{trope}}'s appealing traits UpToEleven while still playing it straight runs the risk of producing a PuritySue.

This trope is commonly used in the portrayal of a PatientChildhoodLoveInterest character's personality.

Compare EnglishRose and ProperLady (her UK counterparts), SilkHidingSteel, SpiritedYoungLady, PrincessClassic, SouthernBelle (her US counterpart), TheIngenue, {{Dandere}}.

'''Note''': This trope is for the Japanese archetype in particular and Eastern Asian archetype in general. For the western/European archetype see ProperLady. For a general 'proper on the outside, powerful on the inside' woman use SilkHidingSteel. For tropes describing homemakers and housewives in general, use HouseWife. To describe 'innocence' or 'gentleness' use TheIngenue. Polite or friendliness can be covered by NiceGirl. A person whose niceness belies danger/effectiveness use BewareTheNiceOnes. General girliness is covered by GirlyGirl.
* YamatoNadeshiko/AnimeAndManga
* YamatoNadeshiko/LiveActionTV
* YamatoNadeshiko/VideoGames
* YamatoNadeshiko/VisualNovels


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the 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.]]
* Since ComicBook/YokoTsuno is the daughter of a very traditional Japanese family, her mother Masako is a ''yamato nadeshiko''. The trope ''might'' have been invoked in "The Devil's Organ", when Yoko [[SheCleansUpNicely shows up to a formal party]] in Germany in a [[PinkIsFeminine pink]] ''kimono'' and [[KimonoFanservice leaves everyone starstruck]]... then she shows the SilkHidingSteel part by pointing at the Moebius with a rifle [[spoiler:when her prospect love interest Vic ''barely'' averts dying from a rifle shot that almost hits him in the head.]] ''[[KickingAssInAllHerfinery While still wearing her fancy kimono]]''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Tsuruya is surprised that her father thinks of her as a wildflower while she's dressing up for the [[spoiler:ArrangedMarriage]].
%%* This trope is used in ''Fanfic/CatTales'' in practice if not by name.
* In the ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' fanfic ''Fanfic/WeekendAtHisaos'', Shizune's [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest deceased mother]] is implied to have been this. Her "touch of iron" comes into play when she argues with her husband over his hiring tutors to make Shizune talk, and convinces him to stop.
* ''Fanfic/NarutoGameOfTheYearEdition'' has Hinata's game file have the ability to be one of these. Outside of glitches, it's only supposed to be active when she has a child and long relationship with Naruto.
* Pinkie Pie explicitly uses this phrase to describe Fluttershy in ''FanFic/BecomingPonies''. Fluttershy doesn't consider herself to be this since she's terrible with silverware.
* Deliberately subverted in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' with Sonya the Hedgehog - she's brash, cocky, prideful, and hot-tempered ([[JerkWithAHeartOfGold but good underneath it all]]). She also considers women who follow this trope to be weak helpless doormats [[spoiler: although she has a FreudianExcuse to explain it]]. By contrast, Cosmo plays this trope completely straight as part of her AdaptationalBadass characterization.
* Hinata was referred to as Konoha's very own ''yamato nadeshiko'' incarnate before the time traveling incident that started off the events of ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain'', her fame a result of her marriage to Naruto and her own considerable skills.
** In Chapter 9, though he never directly refers to the term itself, Shino muses on how easily Hinata slipped into the leadership role, manipulating both him and Kiba with terrifying efficiency in such a warm and kind manner that neither of them can really find any fault with it.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Anime/SummerWars'': Grandma Sakae. Not only does she fit the build, running her extended family by traditional values, but she also wields a naginata with skill.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/SetsukoHara played roles like this in the films of Creator/YasujiroOzu; dutiful but strong-willed loyal daughters. See ''Film/LateSpring'' in which she played a young woman who is so devoted to taking care of her widower father that she has to be cajoled into getting married.
* ''Film/TheTwilightSamurai'' (a.k.a. ''Tasogare Seibei''): Tomoe, the female [[LoveInterest romantic lead]]. Since the film is set in [[JidaiGeki nineteenth century Japan]], the [[JustifiedTrope trope doesn't seem out of place]]; if anything, [[PluckyGirl Tomoe is the most "modern" major character in the film]]. Nevertheless, she's a convincing if not outright iconic ''yamato nadeshiko''.
* ''Film/RedCliff'': Xiao Qiao is the reason why [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Japanese Love Lin Chiling]] (a Taiwanese model-and-first-time actress, known for exhibiting this behavior in RealLife).
** In some form of distaff HilariousInHindsight karma, trailers for Lin Chiling's new movie ''Treasure Hunter'' have her wielding a BladeOnAStick [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_At5enQ6q8 in her first major fight scene]].
* ''Film/{{Sanjuro}}'': Mutsuta's wife never raises her voice and appears to have two emotions: Happiness at pretty things and serenity at everything else. Yet aside from Sanjuro, she is one of [[WomenAreWiser the most intelligent characters in the film]], and though Sanjuro has contempt for her, he willingly takes her advice.
* ''Film/{{Ran}}'': [[LadyMacbeth Lady Kaede]] is a villainous example of this trope. She's beautiful, gentle, graceful, mature, and the perfect lady. [[spoiler:Also bloodthirsty, cunning, manipulative, and remorseless. She stops at nothing to avenge her family, up to and including destroying the dynasty into which she was forcefully married. Her meddling was so effective that even her own death does not prevent her goal from being completed]].
* ''Film/ThroneOfBlood'': [[LadyMacbeth Lady Asaji]] is another villainous example from Creator/AkiraKurosawa. She barely moves during the entire first half of the film and always takes a polite tone with her husband, yet every word she says is honey laced with venom.
* ''Film/{{Audition}}''. Asami Yamazaki appears to be the sort of beautiful, demure woman that every Japanese man would love to have for a wife. However [[spoiler:due to horrific abuse (among other things)]] her core of steel is made of razor wire and needles, and ''she's a psycho''.
* In ''Film/TheWolverine'', Mariko Yashida is introduced caring for her grandfather in a family compound that values tradition (Yukio changes into a yukata when she arrives, Wolverine passes by a kendo match, etc). She demonstrates the 'core of iron' when targeted by kidnappers [[spoiler: and confronting her evil grandfather]].
* In ''Film/TheDragonPainter'', Ume-ko is a gentle soul who marries Tatsu the artist after her father, a great artist, decides that he needs to attract a protege and heir. Then, when their love gives him a case of WritersBlock because LoveMakesYouUncreative, she commits suicide so Tatsu will be able to paint again. ''Then'', when he's lost in melancholy over her death, she emerges from hiding to reveal she was FakingTheDead in order to get him painting.
* ''Film/SamuraiIMusashiMiyamoto'': Otsu, in contrast to Oko and Akemi, who are both schemers and kind of slutty to boot. Otsu faithfully waits for Matahachi while he's off at war. After he cheats on her, she pledges herself to Takezo, helping him down from the tree at great personal risk, accompanying him in flight, and promising to be loyal to him forever.

* OlderThanPrint and [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji''. The characters come to the conclusion that a doormat is certain to snap eventually, and so it's better for a woman to tactfully but unmistakably bring up grievances with her husband and ''not'' simply take any indiscretions on his part lying down.
* The main character of Sawako Ariyoshi's novel ''The River Ki'', Hana, is a well-born yamato nadeshiko born in the late 19th century. The novel starts with her marriage, whereupon she devotes herself fervently to serving her husband, his family, and their interests. She's highly cultured and graceful (also beautiful and tall), and quickly earns a reputation for tact and wisdom by serving as a matchmaker. She uses behind-the-scenes influence with great skill and energy to further her husband's political career. She's definitely strong, and is compared to a river that swallows up all lesser tributaries. Hana finds this to be a fulfilling life. However, her rebellious daughter Fumio and her modern granddaughter Hanako don't share her values, and a major theme in the novel is Hana puzzling over, and partially coming to terms with, their alternate way of thinking. Hanako admires her grandmother but couldn't be her even if she wanted to: the social conditions for it don't exist in the post-war years.
* Discussed in ''Obasan'' by Joy Kogawa, where Naomi discusses how her female relatives were like that.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': Given that the Yamani Isles are a FantasyCounterpartCulture for Japan, it is no surprise that Yamani women typically become this. They are known for politeness, stoicism, and carrying weapons that look like decorations.
* In ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', Mariko Buntaro is a quiet yet very plucky woman in the service of [[MagnificentBastard Toranaga]], who refuses her husband in private and once talked back to Toranaga himself ''and'' got away with it, despite having hit her master's BerserkButton. In the end, she [[spoiler:throws herself on an explosive while proclaiming that this is her "honorable ''Seppuku''" protesting their imprisonment at Ishido's hands.... [[ThanatosGambit forcing Ishido to free his hostages and pave the way for Toranaga to seize control of the country]].]] This is TruthInTelevision as Mariko is an {{expy}} of a RealLife ''yamato nadeshiko'': the very famous Tama "Gracia" Hosokawa.
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries by Creator/FernMichaels: Despite Yoko Akia referring to herself as Chinese in ''Weekend Warriors'', ''Free Fall'' establishes her as Japanese, so she is definitely this trope. She is highly feminine, and mostly polite and soft-spoken, but make no mistake, this 4 feet 8 inches tall, 90-pound woman can and will engage in WaifFu if the situation calls for it. In fact, she has lost a fight on-screen and she pinned her future husband Harry Wong to the ground in a sparring match. It is telling, because Harry can flatten just about anybody in a fight, and he states afterwards that that was the first time in his life that he had ever been pinned to the ground.
* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' (set in the FantasyCounterpartCulture of Japan) essentially splits the two aspects of the Yamato Nadeshiko between two characters. The respect and obedience elements go to Twoflower's younger daughter, Lotus Blossom, while her older sister Pretty Butterfly is like most Creator/TerryPratchett heroines, with less "a subtle touch of iron" and more "an extremely visible ton of iron".
* In the Yoko and Yoko & Friends series by Creator/RosemaryWells. The titular protagonist's mother who is an anthropomorphic Japanese cat who pretty much follows this trope.
* ''Literature/TaleOfYashima'': Several of the female characters, but Atsuda Manami in particular.

* The Japanese singer Riyu Kosaka has a song called "Yamato Nadeshiko", which fits the trope pretty well, as you would expect.
* [[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".

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaguya-hime Kaguya-hime]] of the Japanese folktale ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_the_Bamboo_Cutter The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter]]'' was sweet, polite, gentle and devoted to her adoptive parents. While she ''did'' [[ImpossibleTask ask her suitors to do impossible things as the condition to marry any of them]] (which meant, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption neither succeeded]]), it wasn't because of hate or cruelty, but because [[spoiler:she had to return to the Moon at some point, to become its Queen.]]

%%* The IWantSong "A Quiet Girl" from ''Wonderful Town'' seems to be about this type.
* Cio-Cio San, the main character in Puccini's opera ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', is often believed to be this by Westerners... but she's actually more of a "China Doll" [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypes_of_East_Asians_in_the_Western_world#.22China_doll.22_stereotype aka the stereotyped and racist/sexist view of East Asian women in the West]], as she lacks the SilkHidingSteel part that is needed. Therefore, she can be viewed as an example on how NOT to write a ''yamato nadeshiko''.
* Cio-Cio San's equivalent, Kim, in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'', is a better example of this trope, having a stronger personality and being a full on MamaBear.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Ronin Galaxy'': Ai is a direct example of this trope. She goes from being a naginata-wielding home defender one second, to a proper, tea pouring geisha-type the next.
* The YN of ''Webcomic/ContemplatingReiko'' is the mother of TheProtagonist, Fumiko. She's the demon world version of this trope: a doting mother and HouseWife whose hobbies include flower arranging, caligraphy, tea ceremony, katana wielding, drinking booze, and bounty hunting.
* [[https://tapastic.com/episode/501506 Jade]] of the ''Webcomic/GhostBlade'' webcomic is very nearly one of those, acting as an incidental ReplacementGoldfish for her dead sister's [[LivingLegend husband]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' example: Generator's late mother, who was even first-generation Japanese. Generator would like to become this, and is trying to learn how to cook. She's already a great babysitter and wants to become a mother some day [[spoiler:despite the fact that she was born a boy]].
* This is the standard portrayal of the WebOriginal/OSTan version of Windows 95, being the oldest of the 32-bit Windows operating systems.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'''':''
** Princess Ursa, Zuko's mother, is softspoken, beautiful, calm and very proper, teaching Zuko about small things in the ways of life and wondering what's wrong with Azula when she's in full CreepyChild mode. She shows the core of iron via [[spoiler:''killing her father-in-law'' [[MamaBear to protect young Zuko]].]]
** Mai has potential to fill in the ''yamato nadeshiko'' shoes and has the perfect looks, but personality-wise she's more deadpan than the standard and a lot of her apparent elegance is born out of apathy, as it was forced on her by her mother so she wouldn't "embarrass" the family. Her most YamatoNadeshiko moment comes when she [[spoiler:defies none other than '''[[MagnificentBastard Azula]]''', for [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend the sake of the man she loves]], Azula's older brother Zuko. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "I love Zuko more than I fear you!"]].]]
** Toph can fake it perfectly, as when she shows up in a white dress in her parents's home - except she really, ''really'' dislikes it. Before leaving home she moonlights as a pro wrestler, and once she's free of her parents's supervision and can act the way she wants to, she proves to be very crude, aggressive, and unladylike indeed.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' there's Yori, who crushed on Ron in Season 2 and 3, but is very submissive and deferential despite her [[ActionGirl impressive martial-arts skills]] as a {{ninja}}. When Kim and Ron finally hook up in season four, Yori [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy calmly accepts it]] and claims it to be [[YouCantFightFate destiny]]. (Which saves her from the DieForOurShip that a ''yamato nadeshiko'' love interest usually goes through.)
* The ill-fated Tang Shen, as described in Leonardo's "Tale of Master Yoshi" in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''.
%% Do not add any examples from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic; Fluttershy has been removed twice already. She belongs in Silk Hiding Steel because none of the characters fit the "Japanese" part of the trope. %%

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The TropeCodifier would be the ''Chiran Nadeshiko Unit''. Created by 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 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.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracia_Hosokawa Tama "Gracia" Hosokawa]], daughter of UsefulNotes/AkechiMitsuhide. Converted to Christianity by her handmaid, she chose to die (according to some sources, she [[{{Seppuku}} killed herself]]; to others, she was murdered and her killers made it look like suicide) rather than renouncing her ideas and her family honor. In fact, the aforementioned Mariko from ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' is an {{expy}} of Gracia.
* Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto was a Japanese woman of noble birth, who describes in her autobiography, ''Daughter of the Samurai'', how she converted to Christianity, and immigrated to America for an ArrangedMarriage and how she maintained contacts on both sides of the Pacific into her old age.
* The term was the reason the Japanese female soccer team gained the FanNickname "Nadeshiko Japan". After winning UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 2011; the girls totally justified it!
[[RunningGagged Final]] Creator/KikukoInoue count: 18.