Once upon a time, the Japanese defined the female ideal with the term “Yamato Nadeshiko,” which referred to a woman possessing a traditional upbringing and mastering the appropriate feminine graces of humility, domestic skills, loyalty to her man, and so on. It was an entire aesthetic concept that birthed novels, art, etc. Now, however, a new generation brings us a new Nadeshiko: Rinne Nadeshico, to be exact. Her artwork is giving us a feminine ideal for a new century; her women and girls are strong, independent, and possessed of strength of character.
Thanks to Street X Art for the heads-up.