Cat Collection

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… or ねこあつめ, Mei-Shun’s favorite game on cell, taught her this morning that we have 小正月=ko-shogatsu today. Ancient people in our country used to have 小豆粥=azuki-kayu, red-bean-added rice porridge in breakfast, while she served Shin red-bean rice handmade by mom-in-law, not recognizing such a custom. It might be an invitation from the nearest shrine.

 

He or She

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Which of Shin and Mei-Shun won it? They had a “galette des rois”, birthday cake for the wife last night, yet found no fève. She always has a privilege to choose a place to cut first, tried again. Seen just next to cut side, praise advent of a tiny pot of flower. Ms. Piano, thanks a lot for keeping the box. The wife could not open your lid for serial two nights, promises to play you tonight after dancing with horseies.

New Night

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Lunar December starts from today, on birthday of Mei-Shun by chance. Please kindly let her make it as well a happy occasion to express her gratitude to you sweet followers. It seems to have surpassed 333, her latest goal.

2021, 12

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Meow, it was mom’s first-of-the-year kabuki dance lesson today, given by Master Bando. Almost snowy, it made her put more on into layered knit above and below waist. Please be careful not to fall down stepping on such a long skirt. I’ll keep a good girl until you come back safely, purr … oh? Hi, welcome home. Did you bring something good for me in that big bag?

99999 km driven by Ms. Scarlet

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Japanese Culture@holiday

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Now, it is your turn. Rouge-pink roses in that pretty Christmas bouquet from Shin are ready to go outdoors. Madame Biscuit, Mei-Shun’s first kimono with her family crest 浮線蝶 looks also happy to go out of a drawer. Her sleeves are much shorter than 振袖=furi-sode, many women who reached 20 years old put on today to participate in municipal coming-of-age ceremonies.

Triple Three

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Shin and Mei-Shun were in a car called “Diamante”, meaning diamond in Italian and Spanish. The wife inherited it from her beloved father 12 years before, while the husband has kept excellent maintenance on it so far. Now is the time for a cup of tea, coming back home soon. It is windy outdoors, sounds like raindrops — oh, no, not rain but bird. Did you finish supper nearby?

Happy Horsey

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No exercise. No abdomen with good growling. It was Mei-Shun’s recent (正月)三が日=(shogatsu)-san-ga-nichi, first three days of a new year. That made her regain one sugar bag around the waist again. Mr. Tea Time, Princess Maria, how was your first weekend of 2021? You always bring an empty stomach which symbolizes her health. Please kindly continue to help her control both body and mind.

Silky Suede

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Thank you so much, Shin, for following sneakers as Christmas gift to Mei-Shun. She decided coloring of each part, he kindly ordered them last year. That is why the box behind is read “N by U”. Actually, last month saw her say good-bye to several old shoes including a similar pair, boots, etc. She wished them to leave her feet carrying away a lot of pernicious viruses.

Pretty Purr

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We have 小寒=sho-kan, the 5th of winter 二十四節気 today. They say the coldest months 寒=kan would start, while I enjoy warm hands and legs of mom on the sofa as usual. Why are you in a kind of fidget? Oh, it is birthday of her mom-in-law as well, surprising flowers are waited to arrive. How about a cake? Not reserved this year, because dad is on a diet.

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Two Teachers

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A small table to hold Mei-Shun’s 名取-related items fell down this morning. She took it as a message to clean, vacuumed around a stereo where a name plate, wooden sake cup and photos are displayed together. Oh, Master Mei-Shu, great to see you again in a 2-D image. Your second-to-last student feels happy to resume lessons lead by Master Bando, who shares love to kabuki dance with you.

Can U recognize 丑, 2021 symbol?