Have you heard of Yamato Nadeshiko? If so, congratulations on your wisdom about Japanese culture, but I urge you to read on. If not, well, this text is for you. I think many men know what their perfect woman should look like. Of course, people who don't care much about appearance also have their opinion.
What matters is that we have an image of the woman in question… But of course, having that image and finding a person who matches that image are two very different things. We can say that the chance is as remote as lightning striking someone's head.
But the important thing is to dream… Anyway, what I want to say is that the human being has always tended to develop an image of what a perfect person would be like. Since the Egyptians, human beings have already worshiped their Pharaohs as some deity. After that, kings, emperors, leaders in general had their great share of worship.
You might think this is bullshit, but finding it just indicates that you don't pay attention to your surroundings. For example, who is your favorite idol? A Hollywood actor? A singer? An artist?
If you think that person is admirable, that is a form of worship. But calm down, I know you will say that this is not the same as finding that perfect person. And if you're saying that, it's because you're not alienated.
But you have to agree with me that a lot of people would literally kill, to defend their idol. And another gigantic number of people would do something crazy because of it. And with that we debunk the myth that nowadays worship has ended to the point of worshiping other people.
PS: If you didn't need this explanation, I'm sorry for wasting these minutes of your reading… But it was necessary to clarify some things. Anyway, let's get to the focus of the text.
Yamato Nadeshiko - The ideal Japanese woman
Yamato Nadeshiko [大和撫子] is a Japanese term that has a deep relationship with what we discussed earlier. But I have to warn you in advance that it is not used to describe people who worship others.
The term itself can mean "embodiment of an idealized Japanese woman" or "the epitome of pure, feminine beauty". With this we can understand that people's imagination for a perfect person is not completely crazy.
But in this case, the country itself has a balanced image for all people. Which is to say that Yamato Nadeshiko tends to encompass the main characteristics that Japanese people admire in a woman. Which are among others: balanced, decorous, gentle, gentle, gracious, humble, patient, virtuous, respectful, benevolent, honest, charitable, pious, faithful.
Anyway, there are others, but with these, I got the idea. And yes, a woman with these characteristics is the ideal type for the Japanese. In an honorable mention, we can talk about the term “guitar body”. Of course, it doesn't compare in depth of feelings, but I don't remember another one (leave an opinion below).
But anyway, Yamato Nadeshiko is what we call a floral metaphor. Which is nothing less when we have a flower appellation for something other than the flower. For example, we use “pink” to compliment a girl’s beauty…
Anyway, the term itself comes when we put the words Yamato and nadeshiko together. Yamato is an old name for Japan. Nadeshiko, on the other hand, is a delicate pink carnation called Dianthus superbus, whose kanji translates into English as “caring child”.
Beware of term Yamato nadeshiko
Finally, it is good to explain a part that may have been confusing. The term “Yamato nadeshiko” is often used referring to a demure woman or young woman. Furthermore, it is used in a contemporary context, which is marked by nostalgia for women with good features. After all, these are getting more and more rare.
Therefore, we can already say that it is useless to put the term Yamato Nadeshiko on any woman. It needs to have in itself, the characteristics already mentioned, or at least most of them. After all, not every beautiful woman has one. good personality, or is a good person.