Date Miwa

 We must put aside the enmity of the past, to preserve a future for our people.
— Date Miwa
 
Overview
A no-nonsense mother and wife who knows how to make her conservative status work for her. She's wily in the extreme and not afraid to use the position of her high ranked family for the betterment of her people.   
Goals
Help her people stop their population from dwindling by marrying off her children, and praying that she and her husband can have more children, even though she's starting to advance in years. If she has her way, her children will not marry outsiders.  
 

Personality

Virtues
Loving mother who continues to support her children so they can do well in life. The last thing she did was connect Hoji with a maid to keep his apartment clean while he is busy with his research grant.
She doesn't put up with guff and feels that people have better things to do than play tricks others.
Adaptability. Unlike some her age, she's kept up with the times. Even owns a cellphone.
 
Vices
She has difficulties letting go of grudges.
Sometimes, she can be a helicopter parent.
Puts how people will view her over her well being.  
 
Quirks
She collects Noh masks to the point of obsession.  
Chews on her lip when thinking.
 

Views

Likes
Plum wine
Adores cherry blossom season
Being in the Festival of the Ages in Kyoto each year. She models the courtesan apparel from the Heian period and has the walk for the high shoes down pat. She helped organize the first Jidai Matsuri.
Teaching history at a local community college. She references many of her own stories from the Heian period on.
 
Dislikes
Milk products (She's lactose intolerant and doesn't like taking what she perceieves as unnecessary medications.)
When her people marry outsiders.
The demolishing of historic houses. She tries to buy them and rent them out to help keep Kyoto's traditional feel.
 
Religion
Shinto and Buddhism
 

Milestones

Education
Masters degree in Japanese History from Kyoto University  
   

Kith and Kin

Mother
Kamiya Kasumi
 
Father
Date Katsuro
 
Children
Sari, Sora and Hoji

Relationships

Date Hongyou

husband

Towards Date Miwa

5

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Date Miwa

wife

Towards Date Hongyou

4

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Description
 Brow length bangs and long hair frame her face with its well-defined cheeks and expressive eyes.
 151 cm (4' 11")
 Carries herself with purpose
 
Birthday November 1 ( Scorpio)
Meyers Briggs ESTJ
 
Talents
Organizing events
Acting in Noh plays (She enjoys being able to do this now that they allow women to act for this type of play.)  


Cover image: by Amy Winters-Voss
Character Portrait image: by Artbreeder + edits from AWV

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Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
8 Oct, 2020 17:56

I like the sound of her. She seems like a good mum, even if she's a little traditional. :)

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8 Oct, 2020 19:16

Thank you! That's the effect I was hoping for. :D

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