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Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby tanuki » Tue 03.14.2006 2:41 pm

Hello, all!

I have two questions for you:

What is exactly a Yamamoto Nadesico and why are they called that way?

Thanks a lot in advance for your replies! Bye!
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby Frumious Boojum » Tue 03.14.2006 4:22 pm

From what I know, it's just a very traditional Japanese girl. As to why? I'll let somebody else answer that.
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby tanuki » Tue 03.14.2006 4:35 pm

What do you mean by "traditional"? What makes a Japanese girl traditional?
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby Frumious Boojum » Tue 03.14.2006 4:54 pm

All-around traditional. Traditional beliefs, customs, maybe even dress. Not very westernized. Pretty much, a "perfect" Japanese girl.
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RE: o O yamamoto?

Postby coco » Thu 03.16.2006 5:29 pm

isn't it "大和撫子”?
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby tanuki » Thu 08.17.2006 12:05 am

あら、大和撫子ですね。やまと なでしこ。僕の間違いでした、すみません。

誰か「大和撫子」の由来が知っていますか。

ウィキペディアでこれだけを見つけました:

日本人女性への賛辞。特に古来美徳とされた、清楚で凛とした女性像を指す。
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby requemao » Thu 08.17.2006 3:16 pm

As far as I know, a Yamato Nadeshiko is a woman who displays the traditional virtues of a Japanese woman: Beauty, elegance, humility, selflessness, devotion to her husband, etc.

The only Yamato Nadeshiko that I remember seeing in anime is Sakuraba Aoi, from "Ai yori aoshi (藍より蒼し)". She even gets called once by that name in one episode.

What I still don't know is who was the real Yamato Nadeshiko. Maybe Google-san can help.
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby magma » Thu 08.17.2006 5:11 pm

You can find more information about Yamato Nadeshiko at the sci.lang.japan FAQ, specifically here.

There's also an anime that puns off the name.
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby tanuki » Thu 08.17.2006 9:08 pm

Thanks for the link, magma-san! That was very interesting.

The only Yamato Nadeshiko that I remember seeing in anime is Sakuraba Aoi, from "Ai yori aoshi (藍より蒼し)". She even gets called once by that name in one episode.


That's actually where I heard the word for the first time. Who said you couldn't learn anything from anime?
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby requemao » Thu 08.17.2006 10:20 pm

tanuki wrote:
Who said you couldn't learn anything from anime?

I would never say that. I do learn quite a bit, or at least I hear some interesting phrases that help me remember what I learn somewhere else, and some others that make me look something up and learn it.

I think I'm actually more focused on listening than I am on following the story.
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby tanuki » Thu 08.17.2006 10:44 pm

Ditto.
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RE: Yamamoto Nadesico

Postby magma » Thu 08.17.2006 11:28 pm

I want a T-Shirt that says, "Everything I Ever Wanted To Know About Japanese, I Learned From ANIME"
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