On a Fan


Mei-Shun visited Mr. O, husband of beloved Master Mei-Shu the other day. There she has it in her tiny new home — 2nd 紋=mon, seal of our kabuki dance party. 鳴鼓宝隆信女 is Master’s religious name; “鳴” and “隆” come from her secular ones, with the former her last 名取 takes over, while “鼓” means drums and “宝” treasure. It nicely represents what she was for the Os.

Full Moon


Yes, we expect her tonight, thanks to the end of rainy season. Mei-Shun heard that it was for the first time in recent 13 years for those humid months to reach amazing this month. So the real summer has come. Normal temperature over 30 degrees Celsius hits almost every day. Oh, dear green necklace, sunlight of the late afternoon is too bright for you. Please come in, let’s look up the sky with mom.

Score of moon night


Diet Destination


Mei-Shun saw a bit better figure on the scale after dancing with sweet Ms. Snow Quartz today. Since she has got awful one and a half bags of sugar around waist within July full of rainfalls, another method to get it off is to be adopted. She currently stands on the point of September 2019, where her favorite cooked rice, shining like pearls in a bowl, must be replaced by porridge.


Still Stay


July would be finished up with today, expecting the most torrid month from tomorrow. However, rain continues to make the field of Mei-Shun’s horsey riding club a wide rice paddy. She enjoyed dancing with Princess Maria and Mr. Tea Time yesterday, perspired and refreshed after as long as 2 weeks. Yet a scale at home let her know that no bag of sugar had gone during above period.

Upside-down twins

New Rule


Mei-Shun decided to refrain from Ms. Piano after enjoying dance with horseies. Practice must be limited within 3 scores a day, 5 days a week at maximum to take more care of her friend hands. She stopped relaxing on a cushion to feed Mikan-chan, kneels down instead and stands up with both palms held ahead on the floor. Heavy items should be lifted by both hands, never with only one feeling lazy.

Vidro Popping


Here a lovely ビードロ or ぽぴん from Nagasaki follows below. Mei-Shun asked Shin to purchase one when he visited that beautiful city in Kyushu on business. She has been there only once when was a student, before seeing grandmother of father’s side lived in Fukuoka. A smaller “vidro” as a souvenir handed from a granddaughter in faraway Tokyo seemed quite satisfied the latter.

5Y + 17Wks


Mei-Shun went to see Dr. A for a regular half-an-year check today. Many changes were seen there; visits were prohibited for inpatient families, all doctors and hospital staffs put on face masks in summer, less cars and outpatients including this ex-inpatient. She would wait for a phone call, yet without thinking about the result as so far. Just drive back to home, still in time for Spanish radio program.

14th and 15th mesdemoiselles opened, made a perfect bouquet

Family Lunch


Shin, mom-in-law and Mei-Shun ate out yesterday. 鶴舞屋 serves good baked eels and nice view of 牛久沼 Pond through wide windows. Weather was very unstable; sudden shower, abrupt stopping and clear sky came after one another. Still, they enjoyed above delicacy chatting in whispers. Maybe because it was the last of 4 serial holidays, tables were almost fully occupied by several other families including young children.

Japanese Culture@holiday


Yes, it is. Both Shin and Mei-Shun use an American calendar system, did not recognize these serial holidays set to serve for the Olympic Games. The husband therefore works as usual, while the wife as well. She cooked, did the dishes, laundered, used a vacuum cleaner on the floor before wiping it up with a wet cloth, played with Ms. Piano, practiced 恋の手習い and studied Spanish. Oh, how quickly time flies!

Where’s mom’s hair donut?

There it is!

Chrysanthemum Circle


Mr. O, the husband of beloved Master Mei-shu gave a phone call to Mei-Shun. She asked him the other day weather any piece of 手拭=te-nugui, cotton cloth of face towel size is left available with 紋=mon, seal of Kikunoe Ryu dyed on. His reply was no, while kindly lend some as samples to make new one for her stage in autumn. Well, the 3rd crescent of lunar June, Master knows all as you do above clouds.