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Yamato Nadeshiko NOT A BOOK

Yamato Nadeshiko

NOT A BOOK

Published August 10th 2010
ISBN : 9786131169618
Paperback
70 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yamato Nadeshiko is a Japanese word meaning personification of an idealized Japanese woman, ideal in the historical context of the patriarchal, traditional culture of Japan. This floral metaphor,MoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yamato Nadeshiko is a Japanese word meaning personification of an idealized Japanese woman, ideal in the historical context of the patriarchal, traditional culture of Japan. This floral metaphor, combining Yamato, an ancient name for Japan and nadeshiko Dianthus superbus, Large Pink,or frilled pink carnation, literally translated as Japanese Dianthus. Also known as an ideal Japanese woman, it revolves around acting for the benefit of the family and following instructions or acting in the best interest of patriarchal authority figures. Virtues include: loyalty, domestic ability, wisdom, and humility. During World War II, the idea of Yamato Nadeshiko was influenced by war-time propaganda. A Yamato Nadeshiko should be able to endure all the pain and poverty of life for her husband (a soldier) and the country, and should always be ready to fight with naginata or tae yari and to be ready to die at any time, for her country or to keep her chastity.