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Author Topic: 「一期一会」Arai/Kanda Family ・Japanese Pures and Halves  (Read 534 times)

* Tsubasa Arai

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Japanese・Purebloods・Nationalists

Uji, Kyoto ➳ Sapporo, Hokkaido➳
Skye Isle, Scotland


FAMILY TREE


Born of the old blood of Uji, the setting of the final chapters of the world's first novel, the Arais are set in their traditions and abrasive to change. In Japan, their name and the lies that come along with it hold sway all across the southern part of the main island, and they're especially famous for their elaborate tea ceremonies. However, a series of unfortunate events drove them out from their riverside and into the snow-covered North, and eventually out of the entire country. Faced with a toxic brew with the foreign, their sudden lack of social status, and their cultural dysphoria the family is held together only by strings of tension. Each family member's opinion is a bit different, but they can never be sure if they'll have a home to return to.

GENERALITIES:

・ The Arais are rather antisocial, and believe a clever lie is worth more than a messy truth. They're fond of the concept of the separation of public and private faces, Tatemae and honne (建前、本営)

・They arrange marriages, but two women in the family have broken these arrangements so this tradition may be falling apart.

・They are against intercultural marriages, as they intend to return to Japan. A mixed blood marriage with a Japanese bride/groom would be more preferable than intermarrying between cultures.

・ They are Jōdo-shū (Pureland) Buddhists

・They speak Japanese with a Kyoto dialect.

・Most of them attended Mahoutokoro Magic School.

・While cherry wood wands are popular, the Arais prefer red maples from Kyoto as a mark of class.




「Tsubasa」
English: Frequent mistakes.
25 ・Werewolf ・ Rebel

Fond of: astronomy, sleeping, tea, fashion, men, stolen sweaters

Dislikes: dogs, morning people, structure

FC: Namie Amuro

「Takeru」
AVAILABLE
English: Bad, but practices.
24 ・Athlete ・Easy going

Fond of: Potions, running, snowball fights, dueling,

Dislikes: confrontation, talking to women

Suggested FC: Jun Matsumoto

「Hikaru」
TAKEN
English: Decent, but rarely spoken
22 ・Studious ・Passive aggressive

Fond of: Reading, silence, Latin, rural spaces, libraries

Dislikes: Most food, stubborn people, situations he can't control

Suggested FC: Ryosuke Yamada

菜月

「Natsuki」
TAKEN
English: Rough
15 ・Student ・Traditional

Fond of: Helping her mother, tea ceremonies, bunnies, arguments

Dislikes: Her older siblings, English tea

Suggested FC: Mayu Watanabe


Cousins

「Akira」
AVAILABLE
English: Beginner/None
14 ・Student ・Introverted

Fond of: Fishing, his father, medicine, writing

Dislikes: England, English, cockroaches

Suggested FC: Seto Koji

「Izumi」
AVAILABLE
English: Beginner/None
13 ・Student ・Extroverted

Fond of: Socializing, dancing

Dislikes: Green tea, swimming

Suggested FC: Atsuko Maeda
« Last Edit: 30/03/2015 at 02:34 by Tsubasa Arai »
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Japanese-American ・ Halfbloods

Osaka ➳ San Francisco, USA ➳
London, England




The Kanda family is much more lenient than the Arais, mainly due to the circumstances surrounding its existence. Like Tsubasa, Sayuri Arai broke her marriage vow in order to marry a halfblood, Isamu Kanda. The two of them moved to America in order to get away from the gossip and satiate their wanderlust, but were recently displaced after the events of Pearl Harbor and followed the rest of their family to Europe.

While the Kandas are more lenient towards culture and blood status, they are also rather egomaniacal and power hungry.

Zetto Kanda, the youngest in the family, is a muggleborn adopted recently after Minato refused to leave the states without him. The Kandas have lied about his blood status and claimed him on the records as their son.

The Kandas speak both English and Japanese.



賢治「Kenji」
AVAILABLE

24 ・Blackmail Master ・ Spy??

Fond of: Manipulation, people's reactions, women

Dislikes: People not calling him "Ken", being asked where he's from, anyone too serious

Suggested FC: Kazuya Kamenashi (Or Kamui Gakuto)

綾子「Ayako」
AVAILABLE

20 ・ War activist ・Somewhat aloof

Fond of: California, swimming, Ken's antics, long drives

Dislikes: Shy men, war, reading

Suggested FC: Nozomi Sasaki

「Minato」
AVAILABLE

13 ・Tomboy ・Stubborn

Fond of: Forcing people into things, hassling Zetto, tricking Ken, swimming

Dislikes: Being told what to do, anyone who says "no" to her

Suggested FC: Maki Horikita

絶島

「Zetto」
TAKEN

15 ・Student ・Muggleborn

Fond of: -

Dislikes: -

FC: Kanata Hongo

« Last Edit: 05/03/2015 at 05:04 by Tsubasa Arai »
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* Tsubasa Arai

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Coming soon: extra NPC characters + Family history

AKA all those extra people you can see in the family tree

(Please feel free to adopt someone in the meantime though!)
« Last Edit: 05/03/2015 at 05:07 by Tsubasa Arai »
In a dream I was a werewolf
and my soul was filled with crystal light
 lavender ribbons of rain sang
♥ 狼人間 ♥
Ridding my heart of mortal fight

* Tsubasa Arai

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PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD!

If you would like to adopt someone/have any questions or concerns please PM Tsubasa Arai! This family is also open for connections~

Face claims, personalities, etc. are totally negotiable! ♥

Also, the kanji for each person is their name! I tried to pick ones with some sort of meaning, but there's variations so let me know if you want to look at other ways to write your character's name. If you're curious what they mean now, you can throw them in here. (Copy and paste the words, pull up the entry and hit "Kanji details") Also if you type in something like "Tsubasa name kanji" you might get a wiki with the list of variations.

When writing their full name it would be like this (without spaces)

Arai: 新井(FIRST NAME KANJI)
Kanda: 神田(FIRST NAME)

I'll try to help as much as I can with the cultural aspects of the family, but don't worry too much~

Please take one of my babies
« Last Edit: 05/03/2015 at 05:59 by Tsubasa Arai »
In a dream I was a werewolf
and my soul was filled with crystal light
 lavender ribbons of rain sang
♥ 狼人間 ♥
Ridding my heart of mortal fight

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Hikaru and Natsuki have been claimed!
And you may be acquainted with the night
But I have seen the darkness in the day
Yes You Are, My Love,
And you must know it is a terrifying sight
Because you and I are living the same way



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