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.
Mikan-chan had a loose bowel last week. Thanks to her home doctor, she looked recovered for a while. However, she had it again … Sorry, baby. Mom should have used all medicine given from Dr. O.
On such a warm, bright day! Mei-Shun decided to renew the paper on shoji slide door. We have three big ones and two small ones in Japanese-style bedroom. Nicely white shoji let us feel refreshed.