Great Techniques

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Mei-Shun’s favorite figure skater chose Ballade, Chopin for his short program this year. Quadruple- and other jumps must be the most difficult, while the piano music requires the finest techniques to play perfectly. It is honorable to see them accomplished with tough practice and never-give-up mindset.

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Mother of Art

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Excellent. Just excellent. Mei-Shun and Shin met Kaori-san, an illustrator Ms. KOGASHIWA, Kaori in Kyoto. Gallery “Merry-go-round” accommodates a bookstore and an exhibition space where you can see her fantastic works by December 3. And this chic flower as well, presented by her mother.

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Japanese Culture@wkend

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Nabe-mono, a Japanese cuisine quite similar to stew, is much preferred from late autumn to early spring. We serve ourselves boiled vegetables, meat and fish from a wide-open pot set on a cooking burner in the center of a table.

Botan Nabe by Hata-Kaku, Kyoto must be one of the best experience. Wild boar meat is served like a peony flower, simmered in white miso soup.

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Photo of Echigo-Shishi

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So they’ve come to Mei-Shun. Chon-mage (=samurai) hair style does not seem as unbearable as she has imagined before. However, she still prefers this image with red-hot head. Basic facial color is all white for women dancers. No brown, no black is added even for the role of middle-aged guy.

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Aladdin Arrived!

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Not the guy getting along with the magical lamp, our new stove. Aladdin has been delivered, started to work hard. Regarding coldness as the worst for Mikan-chan, we rushed to the net shopping—weather forecast said that it would be the coldest today. And it is. Ohhh, how nice to come to warm-upped living room in the morning …