Carrots are Made With Love

I have to admit that the last episode of DokiDoki Precure, episode 37, touched on one of my faults.  See, I am a bit of a finicky eater.  I do not mean to be.  It is just that there are a lot of things I dislike.

Scary CarrotsOne of the things I have learned from Cure Dolly is that it seems that in Japan, being a finicky eater is not a good thing.  Cure Dolly was very brave when she was in Japan, eating raw egg and natto.  Cure Dolly also showed us a movie that teaches us how important vegetables are here.

In DokiDoki Precure, episode 37, Ai-chan will not eat carrots.  We have learned in previous episodes that it is dreftly important that Ai-chan continue to be a sweet baby, and not turn into a selfish one.  If Ai-chan turns selfish, the powers of Evil will get stronger, and she will lose her protections.  It seems that being a finicky eater is a way she can turn selfish <deep blush>.

Carrots are Filled with LoveWell also find out that Aguri-chan is also a finicky eater, or at least she does not like carrots either.  As Cure Ace, she has to learn to eat carrots in order to defeat the Selfishness, and to set a good example for Ai-chan.  Cure Ace is able to do so after learning about and thinking about the love of the people growing and cooking the carrots.  She conquers her dislike of carrots and learns to love carrots too.

Ai-chan and CarrotsI do not know that this will inspire me to get over some of my finicky-ness, but is it something to think about.

Oh yes, by the way, did you see the previews for next week?  It looks like Regina-san may be back.  Oh yes, I wonder if my theory about Cure Ace will turn out to be correct.  It is getting quite exciting, isn’t it?

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About Cure Kiyoku

I am just a girl who has recently discovered the joys and excitement of some very wonderful Anime series and loves video games. Like all Senshi, my powers have come upon me by surprise, and I find new ones after my toughest battles.

2 thoughts on “Carrots are Made With Love

  1. What a wonderful post! There is a magic of appreciation, I think, which is the opposite of the bad-magic of selfishness. There is so much that is lovely and beautiful in the world. In many ways, people are blessed with more “things” than they have had before, and are less appreciative of them.

    Yet of all “things” the greatest are still the miracles of the created world, the blue sky and the grass, the flowers and the trees and – yes – carrots. Modern Western people are taught to be coarse-mouthed and angry, constantly afraid that they are being cheated out of a little of their hoard or their “rights”, rather than seeing needless and glorious bounty that surrounds them. In other words their culture teaches them to be Jikochuu – the Selfish.

    My Japanese Okaasan taught us to eat the last grain of rice on our plates. “Nihonjin ha kirei ni taberu” – Japanese people eat cleanly/neatly/beautifully. It is interesting, isn’t it, that “kirei” means all these things. We eat the last grain of rice because it has been given to us and we are thankful for the bounty. We start with Itadakimasu (I humbly receive) and end with Gochisama deshita (It was an honored feast).

    I think it is wonderful that Precure not only reinforces this important aspect of Japanese culture, but also makes clear its underlying significance. Our choice of selfishness or loving gratitude is indeed one little part of the eternal battle between Light and Darkness.

    1. Thank you for your kind words about my post, Cure Dolly. It is interesting, because in the show, there was a carrot farm that seemed to be used to having children who did not like carrots help with growing and picking the carrots to help them to get over their dislike of them. There was another boy there who did not like carrots along with Aguri-chan. That goes along with what you are saying, I think.

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