What makes me want to visit Crane lands and 'accidentally' trip her onto her own wakizashi isn't primarily that, it's this.
>Shizue was not a great beauty, but a lovely girl with bright grey eyes and long white hair. She was quick to smile and laugh, and her voice could convey a tremendous depth of emotion. Due to the crippled foot her steps are slow, but rhythmic, and thanks to some of the dancing she was taught by Teinko she moved quite gracefully. (Crane p. 84)
Not a great beauty, but described as lovely, wat? However, the absolute rage-inducing part is that, despite her grossly crippled leg, which is never ever shown or hinted at being any sort of problem besides "oh woe! I've fallen, help me samurai-san~" and an excuse for why she's a sad, sad snowflake with no husband...she's described as graceful and rhythmic, and is apparently an accomplished dancer. Essentially, she has utterly invalidated most of the disadvantages of being a cripple. She doesn't even need to use a cane to get around.
>Her difficulties only made her stronger, and if anyone followed the ideals of the Kakita Artisans the most it could arguably be Shizue. "Life is an art; do one thing well and you will do everything well." She would spend a lot of her time in the gardens of the Crane Clan telling stories and helping the Crane remember their history. She lead a peaceful life, and bore no remorse for the death of her parents. (Crane pp. 84-85)
Parents died tragically, but she isn't at all bothered by it? I'm noticing a distinct trend of all her "flaws" being excuses for drama, and never causing any actual downside to her. She also has Soft-Hearted and Small, but apparently suffers no disadvantage from THEM, either, despite Soft-Hearted being the social equivalent of a kick-me sign.