When a bamboo pole is split lengthwise, the cut is true and straight-a clean split. Take o watta yoo describes a frank, decisive, and morally righteous person-usually in reference to a man, but sometimes in reference to a woman.
Nihonjin ga konomu dansei no imeeji wa, take o watta yoona seikaku de, hakkiri shiteite ketsudanryoku no aru hito dearu koto go ooi. Shikashi, ippan ni josei ni wa take o watta yoona seikaku fo you yori, mushiro yasashisa ga nozomareru.
The male image that the Japanese prefer is generally of a man who is honest, frank, and decisive. In a woman, however, they generally value tenderness much more highly than frankness or decisiveness.