Considering about Japanese Family
Excuse: These English sentences are temporary
translations, not read easily still very much. I want to revision them
neatly some day. Thanks.
What is the family image intended by
the "My Neighbors The Yamadas"? 1999/07/11
What there in the problem that a modern
family has by you? 2000/10/20
What is the key to "Live comfortably"
straightening for the family of the 21st century? 2000/10/20
Appendix: Compared with how to draw
"Family" between "My Neighbors The Yamadas" and "Card
Captor Sakura". 2000/10/20.
What is "Family" intended by the "My Neighbors The Yamadas"?
It is assumed, the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" is
"Work that drew 'People' that the Japanese majority must be so before,
and now be to tell the truth so" (1). It is
because of being the work the family named the Yamada family that draws
the people who seem to have Japan anywhere. Certainly, there are a lot
of daily lives that there is a remembrance on the body somewhere and parts
of many of the episode that the Yamada family weaves that come in succession
also in us. The Toshio Suzuki producer talks. ¢In this cartoon, there is
'Family' that Japan started losing. A work that can be relieved is necessary.
£(2)What do the modern people mean by the one that
the family starts being lost?And, what of it the message put in the "My
Neighbors The Yamadas" shall we be?
It is assumed that it is producer's Mr. Toshio Suzuki that
strongly recommended when the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" serialized
to Asahi Shimbun is made into a film as long animation of Ghibli. It goes
back that the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" went up to the project
for the first time even to twilight of 1993. Only there is a short conversation
among Mr. Suzuki and Mr. Takahata, and the production of the Princess Mononoke
comes to study busy thoroughly before examining it at that time. One degree
has been forgotten.
First Mr. Takahata says that it thought about making classics
"Hase tail copybook (of winning fame)" in not the "My Neighbors
The Yamadas" as the work made after the Princess Mononoke but the
Heian era into a film. This is a fantastic, mysterious story over the beautiful
woman who collects corpses by the art of an art of (way) and an anti-soul
and was born. However,¢Why is the Heian era drawn?Made I cannot be found.
£(Mr. Takahata)It straightens, and this project is wrecked. (3)
Then, the project of the "My Neighbors The Yamadas"
where it started disappearing revives once. The inside and Mr. Suzuki with
a lot of voices opposed by the reason "It is not an image of Ghibli",
"It is not for long animation", and "It is not easy to draw"
say that it persuaded it is long supervisor Takahata. It consents, Mr.
Takahata is "Now since the drama that describes only person's inside
and psychology is flooded, the meaning that does 'Mr. Yamada' that splendidly
draws only person's outside and reality is certain". The project started
¢Mr. Takahata requests two meanings before starting the work.
It is 'Made meaning' and 'Meaning in the technique of developing a new
image technique. '£(Mr. Suzuki)¡(4)Needless to say,
the latter is full digitalization of the production process. And, the meaning
that made the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" as an antithesis to
so-called "Healed" was found as the former.
It is said, "..recovering.. (unpleasantness) ..of Mr.
Takahata's hated vogue word..". Mr. Takahata talks. ¢Are not you the
sickness of the spirit having terribly increased now?)(though
expression such as no © is vogue wordsPeople not sick 'Heal' Only
pressure ¥¥¥¥¥¥ 'It is a good family and it is painful' and 'I want to
perform good father ..Japan today..' overflows ..must be not derived of
the word... It grows worse and it loses one's temper suddenly. £(5)In
short, "Heal" is requested because of being still caught in those
pressures or the pressure worries and Mr. Takahata is worrying about the
current state of gnawing at the home.
Mr. Takahata calls for it to become free from the spell of
the mind like pressure etc. warded off. And, it tried to put the message
"Live more easily" in the "My Neighbors The Yamadas".
Therefore, people of the Yamada family are rimless the ambition
of the name like the fantasy of the name of dream and hope, etc.Mr. Takahata
talks like this. ¢There is the Yamada family by the person of slovenly
habits with mother at the top and, therefore, lustful, is respect of comfortable,
too. A part not good is not blamed because only the ideal is seen, and
a person not good has the permitted each other wind. It is warm and likes
it by me though it might be miserable. To tell the truth, I think that
it has wisdom that saves the home from the collapse there. The decent person
is . ..stifling in the debt... In that sense, you may ..person.. not kick
the dream to the Yamada family. £(6)
In a word, I think the following summaries when Mr. Takahata's
view of the family is summarized.
It is warm in above all to save the home from the
An ideal alone is not seen. A part not good is
Air that permits a person not good mutually each
other causes comfortable.
It might be miserable, and there warmth there.
The Japanese has lived so, and is so alive now.
To achieve it setting a lofty target and great cause, people
of the Yamada family make a desperate effort, and I today say that it is
not a true self and am not worth yet including my search. It is .."Random"..
alive like the phrase in the song that will manage to become it sooner
or later. It is because it is "The Japanese majority are so before,
and, to tell the truth, 'People' that must be so is drawn now" to
draw the Yamada family that does such a way of life. It is because the
appearance of 'Family' that Japan started losing there is found.
(1)From the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" press
(2) June 27, 1999 Asahi Shimbun"Person"
(3) (4) July 24, 1998 Hochi Newspapers"The meaning made
now was considered. "
(5) July 25, 1998 Hochi Newspapers"The parent and child
also has neither anxiety nor pressure. "
(6) Asahi Shimbun evening newspaper on May 10, 1999¢The objection
in an too exact animated cartoon. I like warmth of a family not good. £
What there in the problem that a modern family has by you?
Recently, the number of children has decreased in a moment.
The only child of the word are the one talked about somehow attended with
the sound "There is no brother and it seems to be lonely" before.
However, it were a lot of brothers, was a remaining influences the only
child in an unusual age, and became unusual with three siblings or more
Brother's number's having decreased originates the fact that
the number of children to whom one woman gives birth through life keeps
decreasing. The total special birth rate in 1989 became even a popular
word 1.57, ( It means only 157 children were born from 100 women), and
"1.57 shock". Because it is said that this rate cannot maintain
a current population if 2.08 or more is missing, in the population of Japan,
it is a certain situation that changes to a decrease in the future. The
decrease became accustomed too much or it is even in the recent news ..not
becoming.. this rate though it keeps falling now. (Note: The total special
birth rate is calculated including the woman who doesn't marry. The marrying
woman is gaining two children or more on the average, and this has not
been changing so much for tens of years recently. In a word, a decrease
in the number of children gave birth to a child, increases the number of
women who do not marry, and is done. )
A decrease in brother's number is connected directly with an
increase of the number of eldest sons and a decrease since the second son.
It sees roughly and three people or more in four men are eldest son though
there is no detailed data at how much rate eldest son's number exists.
(Because the number of siblings becomes 75% because of a simple calculation
if eldest son's ratio is requested as two people. Eldest son's ratio rises
actually further because there are a lot of only children, too. )
On the other hand, the tendency to which the eldest son is
kept at a distance as marriage partners is becoming strong. However, second
son's number is too much a lot, and quite scarce as for since third son
existence. In a word, there are since the second son who seems may not
worry about the possibility of cohabiting with husband's parents only one
person or less in four men. There is a problem of Zbari "Bride and
mother-in-law" in the core though the reason kept at a distance is
that there is a possibility of cohabiting with husband's parents if it
marries the eldest son. It is almost synonymous with avoiding bride and
mother-in-law's fights to avoid the eldest son. It will be as it comes
to have to nurse the mother-in-law when the future after being severely
bullied at first of the newly-married couple by the mother-in-law.
Most acute problems that a modern cohabitation third generation
family is holding might be the wars of Zbari "Bride and mother-in-law".
As for the bride who had married from another house, an inconvenient apprenticeship
of Shuutomezucae had to live for bride Hai that the bride entered husband's
house under mother-in-law's supervisor before. The win of mother-in-law's
standpoint by all scenes, that is, annoy brides of the mother-in-law were
the architectural issues.
However, it can be still said that it was still good in the
age when the society did not develop still so much. It is because of not
very different to the difference of the sense of values of each generation.
Because the movement of the world was also gradual, it was possible to
do as such well because the experience and the knowledge that the mother-in-law
had piled were useful. However, when the community structure changes suddenly
since the high economic growth period and the sense of values of each generation
comes to be also quite different, the confrontation of the bride and the
mother-in-law becomes definite. When it becomes a product old-fashioned
as for mother-in-law's "Wisdom bag", and "Wisdom bag"
comes out unskillfully, a result not good will be invited oppositely.
For instance, such the one was in the example of the annoy
bride of the mother-in-law.
¢- - Mr. and you are now and then too the returns to the parents' family.
Scamp and give overreliance to the parents' family to me because you are
a person who came to ~~ person's bride. When I come to the bride to begin
In this word, there are two elements of a definite anachronism.
Certainly, when the mother-in-law comes to the bride, the convention of
the house system remains dark, and the bride is what carried out to husband's
house. The age when having not come near to a parents' family so much was
reflected because it was related to husband's pasteboard dump.
Of course, such sense of values becomes not general now. However,
the problem of the nursing of parents is coming to light because the number
of children has decreased in recent years. Only in old times though there
are a lot of brothers and were many brothers who defend the parents' family
and take care of, it is a situation that nobody takes care of parents of
nobody in the parents' family in a generation today to whom brother's number
decreased if I do not go. The bride and the mother-in-law will give birth
to a new crack if the mother-in-law understands neither the change in these
sense of values nor the transitions of the social environment.
A woman today is not making the marriage a rapid trench as
long as the requirement of hoping is not met. It is often included to avoid
the eldest son in one of the conditions. The reason for the problem of
Totsshuutome is that it ought to avoid it as much as possible. Therefore,
if eldest son's man tries to hope for the marriage, I cannot help naturally
doing "Separation with parents" to the condition.
|| Handbill of marriage guidance bureau(woman's part)|
The condition for which the woman hopes to the man is described.
|| Handbill of marriage guidance bureau(man's part)|
The man hopes to the woman. Condition..nothing.
The point for all members to have enumerated "Parents
and separation" has been paid to attention.
It is a handbill of a certain marriage guidance bureau on.
The woman (I raise it to the shelf) is arranging the favor of the hoping
man in the with one's own way. The man doesn't include the man who is writing
¥¥¥¥ woman's favor. It understands probably here. Moreover, the man
has entirely enumerated "Parents and separation". I
want you to be surprised at this fact. The woman has not purposely enumerated
"Parents and separation" because it doesn't mean you may live
with one's parents but "Parents and separation"
is conditions before assumption.
The man who has the possibility that an early story lives with
one's parents even a little is removed from marriage partner's object to
first. In a word, if the separation with parents is not guaranteed, it
is not possible to marry. New "Family" cannot be made. What on
earth does this reality tell?
Daughter's mother swears that she will not make the daughter
do the same hardship as me. Therefore, the daughter's marriage is not hastened.
Only the eldest son who is making the separation a condition with since
the second son or parents recommends it. The daughter is a daughter, and
it is the outside of consideration like the newly-married life etc. that
cohabited with husband's parents. How is "Bride and mother-in-law"
very serious problems even if the whitewashing is enumerated, and eloquently
tell this handbill in above all. Therefore, the possibility that it is
achieved has decreased more and more even if it is assumed that the third
generation cohabitation is an ideal. This tendency might not be reversed.
The problem of the marriage difficulty and the falling birthrate and problems
of the nursing of parents and are sure to exert a big influence on family's
ideal way in the future.
By the way, the Mashuko and the Shige were true parent and
child in the "My Neighbors The Yamadas". Therefore, it is essentially
without relation to "Bride and mother-in-law" problem. The ease
of the Yamada family where single-mindedly peaceful daily life is drawn
might have to consider around here.
What is the key to "Live comfortably" straightening for the family
of the 21st century?
The family in Japan says that they will have lived comfortably
originally according to Isao Takahata. Certainly, it might have been so
before modern ages. A free love match was at least natural at the people
level though there was inconvenient in in a feudal system. Life was few
the amusement and was able to send daily life peaceful though it managed
to be painful. In that sense, no do be known of always necessarily express,
that is, comfortably alive certainly irrelevant.
However, it has changed to such popular ease since it is modern.
The reason for the family in Japan is that it will walk with the wealth
and military strength of the nation since Meiji Restoration. The eldest
son became a heir, took over one's family's business, and the second son
and the third son were summoned as a soldier. The woman was considered
to be a tool to increase the number of descendants for Kunitomi, and the
right was not looked on back. "It was necessary to be able to be borne,
and ..plant.. become thin" that was the slogan during the war was
The family has been played at for economic development since
World War II. It is Morretssarareman and the company-centered person's
births. It is necessary to enter a good university to enter a good company.
Therefore, the competition for the name of entrance exam race came to roll
the child. The field that was children's playgrounds was developed, and
children were deprived of the chance of the group play of a different age
with the cram school expert video games.
The Japanese since it was modern did not certainly have the
leave where it lived comfortably when thinking like that. However, carefree
lives are able not to be spent at once even if high economic growth completes
the first stage, and it becomes an era of slow growth. The acute competition
be developed staking one's survival, and an unmeasured tension be compelled
only at the era of slow growth. "..restructuring.. divorce" to
separate is not unusual and it becomes it as a cause of the master's restructuring.
The dissatisfaction that the wife who married for years accumulated is
said that "Retirement age divorce" to separate as a cause will
have increased, too even if it works up to the retirement age and it raises
it without committing serious mistakes. The disfunctional family from whom
it is not a form mere problem but also the spiritual bond becomes asunder
also is advancing. Cast so should sense of values doesn't make sense and
it is coming not to be asked for a long time with the home with the family
of the ideal the meaning variously said something with the family. You
may be near escapism, and say that it is difficult to live comfortably
if a certain kind of giving a clear-cut attitude doesn't exist more than
before. However, this is not a problem of ending if it doesn't think. It
is necessary to talk about it with not Tatemae but Honne.
By the way, the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" was to
have drawn only Honne splendidly, in a sense, it was elegant no matter
Honne drawn there was very an invective. Oppositely, it is how much like
the real intention etc. with which the poison is filled more more in the
home of the reality.
"The next master became a section chief and prints. "
"Tacashi of facing prints by having passed the ** high school. "
This kind of competition gives unlimited pressure in father and the child.
Even if a promotion versatility principle and an academic background versatile
principle are eased, can it become free according to this pressure?It is
not liberated from pressure through life then even in case of becoming
a so-called permanent part-timer and the turn one's back to from the rat
race. Actually, it will be said by the permanent part-timer who is receiving
middle in one's thirties that it cannot take a steady job through life,
and be narrowed the possibility in the future unlimitedly.
And, an ultimate poison was a problem of "Bride and mother-in-law".
The problem of "Bride and mother-in-law" is consequentially avoided
in the "My Neighbors The Yamadas". How does the person concerned
who is fighting over "Bride and mother-in-law" war catch the
message "Live comfortably" etc. ..coming that today ends, too..?It
is likely not to become Cakera of the persuasive power for the person concerned.
Actually, the woman comes to avoid the marriage to the eldest son to avoid
this poison, and the man has faced the marriage difficulty since the history
of having. Thus, the average age for first marriage keeps going up, and
the number of children keeps decreasing, too. Still, because neither man
and woman nor marriage are in a hurry, not because of catching as serious
problem eitherHowever, this becomes the factor of various social unrest
like the pension problem and the manpower problem, etc. and will be actualized.
After all, what meaning did the "My Neighbors The Yamadas"
have for the family in Japan that received the 21st century?Is the key
to "Live comfortably" straightening really found without retreating
behind walls? It is because of the reality's that cannot be
avoided waiting for momentarily went out of the movie theater by one step
even if it is thought, "It is possible to live comfortably" because
the movie is seen and taking a stance. At least, it is "The idea is
comfortably stopped" certain not to be able to do "Live comfortably"
if it does. It appears only for a certain period of time the 20th century.
The key to "Live comfortably" straightening might be concealed
while thinking about a new apotheosis by the Yamada family assumed to be
one of the apotheoses is not imitated but assuming this to be a kind of
antithesis in the 21st century.
Appendix: Compared with how to draw "Family" between "My
Neighbors The Yamadas" and "Card Captor Sakura"
Signboard of "My Neighbors The Yamadas" and "Sakura"
(In August, 1999 and Yurakucho. )
"My Neighbors the Yamadas" is often taken up compared
with other movies disclosed in 1999 same. For instance, it is compared
from the context of confrontation of the Japanese film and the western-style
painting like Princess Mononoke and "Lost world", etc. with "Star
Uorz". Moreover, it is compared from a common paragraph of animation
as which the release date is the same and the same with "Pocket monster".
Moreover, it is likely to be compared with "Card Captor Sakura"
by animation of the distribution in Shochiku the same-affiliated.
Here, "Card Captor Sakura" (hereafter, "Cherry
blossoms. ") will be taken up as a work compared with "Horhokekyo
My Neighbors the Yamadas" (hereafter, "My Neighbors
The Yamadas"). Especially, these two works do indeed interesting symmetry
when seeing from the key word "Family".
The original of "Sakura" is girls' comics serialized
to the monthly periodical for the girl of Kodansha 'The inside stop'. It
is said it has been made to the television series by NHK satelite broadcasting
since April, 1998, and it is popular very much.
"Sakura" was the animation movies to which it was
late to the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" and disclosed the theater
on August 21, 1999 about one month, and same Shochiku as the "My Neighbors
The Yamadas" worked on the distribution. Though the scenery screened
as both works queue up in the point where a lot of numbers of screens such
as Marunouchi Piccadillies exist was seen, the movie theater where "Sakura"
had been disclosed after the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" had been
discontinued was not few.
In "Sakura" as girls' comics, even the tendency is
no modern extremely goods. It takes various family images and interpersonal
relationships that will be actualized to not the meaning of imagination
world of a super-reality and the fantasy but Kon futuristic in advance
if it says in a single phrase.
How to draw has been changing into girls' comics since the
first half of the 1970's. That is, the fantasy like the empty wish of happily
soaked in the world decreases gradually with prince charming. The reality
of the life-size has come to be drawn realistically. As for the tendency,
the reality is steadily reflected in the ideal way of characters' interpersonal
relationships even if there is an element of a princess fantasy. Though
it is recommended too much and assumption is not done, that is, Papa's
other party of the remarriage is the same age or immorality and homosexuality
that comes to like friend's boyfriend as one of the tendencies to girls'
comics in recent years, and comes to like teacher with I ¥¥¥, various relations
that exist firmly are taken into the story in a real society. Adolescence
who is the main reader generation's girl : by touching these works. Even
the effect that the mind to accept a reality complex whether should say
a kind of vaccination can be prepared might be accomplished.
"Sakura" is in this flow, too. Moreover, the variety
of appearing family image and interpersonal relationship presents even
the aspect that should be called a related trade fair. The fatherless family
and the motherless family by bereavement and the parting are beginnings.
The charge at the elementary school:Furthermore pupil, and man's it is
change, is decentralization, it is dismantlement of the family by the bereavement
etc. of living of the child alone, substantial abandonment of supporting,
and the fiance, and beginning teacher and high school student's pupils
are, ..homosexuality.. exist about the woman, are married, get pregnant,
are given birth, exist, and the promise ring:..passing.. homosexually ¥¥¥
There is already any , in the enumeration. The variety of this family image
is chiefly surprising for girls' comics intended for the school child.
After all, it doesn't appear by may say by you complete a typical "My
Neighbors The Yamadas" family image in "Sakura".
Well, if the spot is addressed to hero's family, and the difference
is considered, it becomes the following. The Yamada family that appears
in the "My Neighbors The Yamadas" is a large family of the third
typical generation from of old cohabitation. A very common holding a ceremony
is enumerated, and the child is gained well though there is not unhappiness
that seems to be unhappy either. On the other hand, the Kinomoto family
that appears in "Sakura" is a nuclear family of father and two
children. Though the inside opposite to surroundings exceeds the standpoint
such as the beginning teachers and pupil of 16 years and went ahead and
get married, mother dies at the age only of 27, and hero's cherry blossoms
hardly have the mother's memory. In a word, the Kinomoto family is holding
big sadness in the root for the Yamada family where most sadness that seems
to be sadness is not drawn.
However, there is no such a thing whether the Kinomoto family
goes to ruin because there is no mother. The mother's existence is strongly
considered because there is no mother. Father is having mother's story
often heard from daughter's cherry blossoms. The present is bought on mother's
birthday, and it offers, and mother in family's mind is firmly alive ..recent
situation.. talking to in touch mother's ..cherry blossoms.. photograph
in the case. (Oppositely, the Yamada family is poorer in the district,
and the mother's existence is not daily confirmed in the Yamada family.
)In the meaning of family bond, the Kinomoto family may say that they will
demonstrate the connection more than the equal to the Yamada family.
The domestic division of labor also is doing vivid symmetry.
Housework like cooking, washing, and the cleaning, etc. has been allotted
in the family in the Kinomoto family though mother is undertaking the housework
of the Yamada family single-handed each other. Of course, though there
is no difference from necessity it, it seems that housework is allotted
equally even if it sees, and mother is alive and well because it is allotted
By the way, it is existence like air no matter how mother does
housework in the Yamada family and gratitude is not expressed by the family.
Besides, it is said that it is an omission and is a state that Tsccomi
has entered. Because full-time housewife's characteristic at era of high-speed
economic growth ridiculed with maid is drawn as it isWhat difference is
mother of the Kinomoto family that keeps living in family's mind though
it has already died with mother of the Yamada family hardly considered
though a considerable working is done?
There is father's difference at the case, too. Though father
of the Yamada family is the lazy day living and it is not a translation
to be alive especially with a purpose either, father of the Kinomoto family
is working diligently to the research as young man's scholar. Father of
the Kinomoto family doesn't have such a place though father of the Yamada
family affects the backbone of the family only when it is convenient. Dignity
has been filled though father of the Kinomoto family is gentle though father
of the Yamada family doesn't have the one that dignity and the name are
given only by wanting the capricious preach.
Splendid symmetry as it can be said that the family image drawn
by "My Neighbors The Yamadas" and "Sakura" is even
opposite from what to what by giving examples like this is shown. Though
there are a lot of screening pavilions of the "My Neighbors The Yamadas"
even if it sees on the side of establishing a business while sales of an
advance ticket do not fragrantly have guest's a theater entering a lot
either, sales of an advance ticket are said by good, and the procession
also of the movie theater of the the standing seeing and next entrance
be able though are few only the screening pavilion of "Sakura".
By the original the cartoon and the animation movie common, symmetry with
indeed vivid affiliate of the cartoon and expression form of animation
is done. Shochiku will be able also to say it was tough unexpectedly the
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