Verb + 姿
Noun + （の） + 姿
姿 may be used after verbs in their attributive form, or after nouns followed by the case marking particle の.
- 昨日初めてお父さんが働いている姿見た。Yesterday was the first time I saw my father (his figure) working.
- 息子が悲しんでいる姿を見ると、私まで悲しくなってくる。When I see my son in a sad state, it makes even me sad.
- さっき男の人の姿が見えたけど、気のせいかな。Earlier, I saw a man (his figure), but that might have been my mistake.
- デパートで息子の姿が見えなくなって、少しパニックになった。I lost sight of my son's presence at the department store, and it made me panic a little.
- 娘の歩く姿が夫に似ている。The way my daughter walks looks just like my husband.
- 犬の寝ている姿はとてもかわいい。The way my dog looks when he is sleeping is so cute.
- やっとお前の花嫁姿が見れて嬉しいよ。I am so happy that I can finally see you as a bride.
- シンデレラは12時になった瞬間に元姿に戻った。As soon as it reached 12 oclock, Cinderella turned back into her original appearance.
I like the way you look when you move.
In this case, it is used to express the specific way someone looks when doing something.
Newspaper article: 'Actresses dressed in brilliant kimonos made an appearance at the movie company party.'
着物の姿 is also possible.
Chat between friends: 'That person has a pretty face, and also the way they stand is attractive.'
Clothing store, client: 'I will look at my appearance in the mirror!'
の is required after 自分 here.
I haven't seen him (his presence) since the last time I met him in 2012.
の is required after 男 here.
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～(の)姿 – Grammar Discussion
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Am I correct in assuming that 姿 when used to mean ‘dressed in …; wearing …’ does not need の before it as it used a suffix?
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