Thank you so much for your kind following of this site. Mei-Shun has to stay in a hospital for an operation, expecting to see you again from the middle of next month. Please keep yourselves in good health!
Respectful friends of Mei-Shun kindly invited her to a lunch party. 2 professors put on jackets to welcome her in kimono, yet sorry. She cancelled today’s lesson running short of time. A good French restaurant in Tsukuba, looked full-packed with 80% women. We would like wines next time.
Tora-chan looks getting slimmer these days. And the silky touch has begun to return on her fur coat. In the middle of winter, it was so thick that Mei-Shun felt like brushing a dog. Just one concern is the snowy weather in March here. Take care, darling.
It’s normally all right. Mei-Shun is not so bad at making popcorn. However, she turned a wrong page this morning – most of them are browned or even blacked, smelling burned. Oh no, we would like popped ones. Tomorrow again.
Master Mei-Shu has three granddaughters. When Mei-Shun visited her today, she found beautiful hina dolls set in the corner of the lesson room to celebrate those three girls. In Suisen-Tanzen, a dancer carries a long, fur-headed spear. We use a bamboo stick for practice, yet have to be very careful for a while not to hurt the dolls.
Most Japanese temples and shrines have omikuji, fortune-telling paper. For easy ones, we put coins into a box before picking up one piece. More formally, we make payment to a clerk, shake a box or can to receive a stick on which a number is written. Informed on the number, they hand us a corresponding piece of omikuji paper. Some of them have a small figure of god which is believed to bring luck to you.