Yamato nadeshiko  

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Yamato nadeshiko (Template:Lang or Template:Lang) is a Japanese term meaning the "personification of an idealized Japanese woman",<ref>Kenkyūsha's New Japanese-English Dictionary (5th edition, 2003)</ref> or "the epitome of pure, feminine beauty"; poised, decorous, kind, gentle, graceful, humble, patient, virtuous, respectful, benevolent, honest, charitable, faithful.<ref>Yang Ch'ien-ho and the Work of Writing Modern Selfhood.

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