大和撫子 || Yamato Nadeshiko

大和撫子
Yamato Nadeshiko

Vocals: 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku)
Lyrics: ひとしずくP (Hitoshizuku-P)
Composed by: ひとしずくP (Hitoshizuku-P)
Album: ひとしづくし (Hitoshidzukushi)
Event: C77

Requested by: Kay
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The term ‘Yamato Nadeshiko’ refers to the traditional ideal of a Japanese woman, characterised by modesty and inner strength, and also the patience to do lots and lots of housework. More information on the term is available online.


春うららかな風に
かすかに揺れる髪は
花とともに 軽やかに舞う

haru uraraka na kaze ni
kasuka ni yureru kami wa
hana to tomo ni karoyaka ni mau

My hair sways slightly
in the glorious spring breeze.
It dances lightly with the blossoms.

振り返るその先に
流された瞳には
儚さと憂いを讃えて

furikaeru sono saki ni
nagasareta hitomi ni wa
hakanasa to urei o tataete

I looked back
and there, in eyes with tears washed away
I sang the praises of transience and sorrow.

さりげない仕草 ひとつひとつ
魂こめていく
汚れない心に
抜き身の刃を忍ばせて

sarigenai shigusa hitotsu hitotsu
tamashii komete iku
kegarenai kokoro ni
nuki mi no yaiba o shinobasete

One by one, I put my soul
into these nonchalant gestures.
In my unstained heart
I conceal a naked blade.

誰より 強く淑やかに
誰より 清く生きる 私は
大和撫子よ!
決して涙は見せないわ
いつだって 凛として
微笑んでみせる

dare yori tsuyoku shitoyaka ni
dare yori kiyoku ikiru watashi wa
yamato nadeshiko yo!
kesshite namida wa misenai wa
itsu datte rin to shite
hohoende miseru

Stronger and more graceful than anyone
and living more purely than anyone…
I am a Yamato Nadeshiko!
I’ll never show you my tears.
I will remain refined, always
and will smile for you.

風に舞うしゃぼんだま
触れれば消えてしまう
刹那の恋心みたいね

kaze ni mau shabondama
furereba kiete shimau
setsuna no koigokoro mitai ne

A bubble dances in the wind
and when I touch it, it fades away.
It’s like a momentary awakening of love.

心の奥に じわり
宿る熱い想いは
いつもは そっと隠しているわ

kokoro no oku ni jiwari
yadoru atsui omoi wa
itsumo wa sotto kakushite iru wa

Inside my heart, slow and steady,
passionate feelings rest.
I always keep them hidden.

恋い焦がれた熱はそろそろ
溢れてしまいそう
解き放つわ全て あなたに
一瞬でいいのよ

koikogareta netsu wa sorosoro
afurete shimaisou
toki hanatsu wa subete anata ni
isshun de ii no yo

The heat borne from yearning for you
is about to overflow.
I’ll release it all to you
in a single moment!

いっそ 蝶よ花よと慈しんで
誰より奇麗に咲き誇るは
大和撫子よ
淑やかなる誘惑で
あなたの心の奥
そっと 開けてみせる

isso chou yo hana yo to itsukushinde
dare yori kirei ni saki hokoru wa
yamato nadeshiko yo!
shitoyaka naru yuuwaku de
anata no kokoro no oku
sotto akete miseru

I’d rather be loved and raised like a princess. (1)
The one blooming more beautifully than anyone else
is a Yamato Nadeshiko!
With ladylike allure
I’ll gently open up
your inner heart.

きっと 首を垂れて こう言うわ
ずっと あなたをお慕いしていました
一生 ついてゆきます
夏も冬も雨の日も
あなたの隣でそっと微笑んでいるから

kitto kubi o tarete kou iu wa
zutto anata o oshitai shite imashita
isshou tsuite yukimasu
natsu mo fuyu mo ame no hi mo
anata no tonari de sotto hohoende iru kara

I’ll bow my head and say
that I’ve been longing for you forever
and that I’ll follow you always.
I’ll be smiling quietly by your side
in summer and winter and even when it rains.

もっと 溺れて狂って 乱れていて
一点の汚れのない愛で
包みこんでください
あなただけの 大和撫子
私の全てを
あなたに捧げます

motto oborete kurutte midarete ite
itten no kegare no nai ai de
tsutsumi konde kudasai
anata dake no yamato nadeshiko
watashi no subete o
anata ni sasagemasu

Wallow and go even more mad
and wrap me up
in spotless love.
I’m your Yamato Nadeshiko, yours only.
I offer my whole self
to you.


(1) 蝶よ花よ (chou yo hana yo) literally means ‘o butterfly, o flower’, yet Japanese resources indicate that the term refers to raising one’s child like a princess, to be more beautiful than anyone else.

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