Dance, Dancer

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Yes, she would. That is why Mei-Shun calls herself here so, even if Master Mei-Shu decided to close her party. She gave her last 名取=natori student a phone call the other day from a hospital, saying she has a long story on this matter. Well, well. Since we have 雨水=usui, the 2nd of spring 二十四節気 today, snow will soon melt into warm rain to fall on her frozen kimono sleeves.

Moon in Coffee

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Lunar 2018 starts from today. Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine for the second New-Year greeting to Gods while prayed them for good health of her family. Since that includes successful diet for herself as well, she felt reservation at a hair salon on this date would promise a fortunate result. Following cute cup and saucer was served there, 5 minutes from her home.

All Whites

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Swans, black-headed gulls and plums. 花鳥風月=kachofugetsu; flower, bird, wind and moon represents Japanese beauty while implicates many others including patterns on kimono, the sun which enables the moon to see, mountains where wind comes down from, etc. These friends of Mei-Shun floating on 乙戸沼 Pond surface reminded her of the flower lane, let her drop in the bakery again.

Chocolate Day

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It is a day to express Mei-Shun’s gratitude to her family and friends. In her memory, when she stayed in Cheltenham, U.K., her host mother Clair gave Bill, her partner a humorous card only. No sweets were exchanged between couples there. Some say Japanese custom is a kind of conspiracy by confectionary companies, yet it seems all right. Such a small gift always warms up your heart, doesn’t it?

After 2Y + 45Wks

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Dr. A gave Mei-Shun a “Yes” phone call on Sunday. The latter feels really happy, expecting to be relieved for a while from thinking about the disease which raided her three years ago. However, she should treat herself neither to a chocolate nor to an ice cream because of a bag of sugar around her waist — another illness with chronic character might be more serious.

Tabby Couple

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Our horseback riding club keeps three cats as well, called Karin, Collin and Pudding. Here is tabby boy Karin-chan followed by a black girl and another with black patches on white coat. The only boy knows well who would give him a treat, comes to Mei-Shun when he wants some. And please, kind follwers and cat fanciers find how he and Tora-chan look like with each other.

Pretty Plums

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There are plum trees lining a street nearby Mei-Shun’s one of favorite bakery shops. She makes it a rule to visit there as soon as hearing 節分=setsubun, the day to close winter on solar calendar. She felt truly happy to see these pink flowers besides white ones; the latter tend to bloom sooner. How cute you are, shining in pink with a pinch of orange! You resemble a little another kapu-suke Shin won for the second time.