Recently kimono is getting my moetical attention, especially these three 2-D ryokan girls. Kumakuma!
Sakurada Maon from Tamayura, the whistler, expresses her emotion with whistling. And she’s the daughter of a ryokan in Takehara. So, she possesses fineness and politeness despite her age. And when she’s in kimino, she totally looks cute! Yup, and beautiful black hair, a gentle yamato nadeshiko countenance. The total opposite of Don Quixote, the sorrowful countenance.
Nakochi. An archetypical jochu (女中) or alternatively jokyu (女給 “traditional female servant”). The embodiment of yamato nadeshiko! Hanasaku Iroha set jochu/ jokyu moe (女中萌え、女給萌え). Ohana is kawaii, but Nakochi is far cuter to me. Probably it’s her hairstyle. Ohana has wavy brown hair, not typical Japanese hair, though it’s cute. But Nakochi has natural straight black hair tied together beautifully. If a girl ties her hair up and ties her kimono with tasuki, that means she’s at service. Yes, tied hair and tasuki, moe attributes! Yes, a symbol of omotenashi (spirit of hospitality). Besides her hair, Nakochi has divine chichi only goddess can possess, a sign of fertility! That surely enhances her erotic cuteness, or ero-kawaii!
And Amagi Yukiko of Persona 4. Oh yeah, she’s also the daughter of the ryokan. So, she looks so fine in kimino. It made me think kimono was born solely for her. Beautiful straight black hair. And her gentle personality. While kimono enhances Nakochi’s chichi, it enhances Yukiko’s oshiri. Yes, momojiri (桃尻 “peach butt”)! A lot of otaku comment that she has a nice butt. More cushion for the pushing. I really don’t know what’s going on in Persona 4 since I never played the video game, but a mere presence of Yukiko gets me moerotically excited. Yes, both her body (especially derriere) and soul, just exquisite!
Ah, how I wish to date a kimono girl… The Taisho or early Showa period is also my romantic ideal. Wearing school uniform (male college students wore uniform at that time) dating a kimono girl. Ahhh! The best scene from Ozu Yasujiro’s film, Ukigusa Monogatari, made me want to date kimono girl besides Hanasaku Iroha!
So, why do we seek jochu? Because soshokukei-danshi want female kindness. Capitalism is all about efficiency. Under the name of efficiency, there’s no room for kindness. Gentleness is only “excess” in the survival of the fittest. Otherwise, game over immediately. So, capitalism is too harsh for soshokukei. And we’re worn out from that. So I want gentleness and tenderness especially in these days of economic turmoil.
For megalothymia dudes, jochu/jokyu were something to conquer and dominate like that high school boxer from Ishiwara’s novel Taiyo no Kisetsu (1955), but what we seek in jochu is therapy.
So I really want to receive jochu’s service. But we seldom see kimono girls, only during hare (festival time). Not daily. Since Japan has been westernized. And nowadays only ryokan and expensive ryotei are where kimono girls are. These industries have monopolized jochu. So, precariat can’t afford to meet Nakochi.
Therefore, let’s start jochu cafe (女中カフェ, 女中喫茶)! Maids were limited to bourgeois houses, but now everyone can have access to maid. But not jochu, so we better democratize it. That will be a breakthrough. Maid cafes have been saturated, so it’s time to start a new thing. Liberalization of jochu is what brings revolution! Rebirth of jochu! Rebirth of Japanese classics at cafe! Thus, renaissance!