Turquoise Beauty


Shin and Mei-Shun saw Turkish items when they dated in Tokyo last week. This blue carpet hit their eyes first, followed by lovely cushions and mats. Bowls and cups were also too fascinating to choose in a minute. They therefore left once, had lunch and came down again. Well, crescent and star pattern looks the best to use as a bed cover. This small mat would be a footrest, tulip bowl for fruits.

Severe Barometer


Mei-Shun remembers that Ms. S, her last piano instructor owned cats at home. One of them was a black beauty called Tami-chan. She often sat on a piano chair, shared it with the young student. When the latter played well, the former stayed there. However, if awful sounds heard, she immediately escaped from the room. Yes, Mikan-chan, you sometimes do the same as well.

Meow, I prefer this.


Joy on Weekday


Shin took a half-day off today, met Mei-Shun at Tokyo Station in early afternoon. They went up by an escalator, window-shopping winter items, toward restaurant floor of a department store. Hmm, tempura looks the best for lunch. He ordered 3-course ones including rare 大浅利=oh-asari, a shellfish much bigger than normal size. And 大山=oh-yama sake for his wife who won’t drive after this.

Why in an iron pot?

Princess Cymby


Great to see you again, Your Highness. Your advent is to celebrate Christmas with Shin and Mei-Shun, isn’t it? Since divided your tangled roots, she thought you would take a few more years to bloom. You kindly encouraged her to recover from the disease she had approx. 4 years before. Health and prosperity is sincerely wished for yourself of course, and may our days be merry and bright.

Munch On


One week has passed since artificial, removable Ame-chan arrived in Mei-Shun’s mouth. She works quite well, helps her owner masticate anything: sticky foods like baguettes (baked yesterday) and rice cakes are tasty for the latter, yet dangerous enough to require heavy chewing. Only one fault of the former is that foods easily come into a narrow space between a soft denture base and natural molars.


Joy of Friendship: 3


Here is Kaori-san’s boy named 龍井=Long-jing. “It comes from a brand of Chinese tea”, she explained. Hey, please do not fight with Mei-Shun’s bag. Why don’t you join them chatting on a cup of your tea? Its scent is so refreshing. The latter understands well the reason for your parents’ choice. Now your dad Maru-san came home, would you help him prepare a gorgeous dinner?

Welcome Back


Lunar November starts from today with 大雪=taisetsu, the 3rd of winter 二十四節気. Gods finished their annual meeting in 出雲, please kindly take our sincere gratitude. Now Maria-chan, Mei-Shun has felt sorry for seeing rhinestones on your forehead band gone, one after another. She therefore brought these roses for replacements. Oh, everyone knows that you are perfect just as you are, yet how pretty you really look!

Tks warm winter, still in full bloom.


Gingko Collection


Sleepy one in our backyard finally started to turn into yellow. It is so rapid that Mei-Shun finds him in different coat every day. To her disappointment, it rains too hard today to … oh? It stopped for a while, gave her a chance to take photos outdoors. Brown leaves on balcony floor are to remove only, charming ones in clear yellow to pick up and dry.

Oh, No,


It called Mei-Shun “d.e.b.“; fat, again. She means the mischievous textbook to learn 1,100 words whose 7th edition arrived at her hands lately. You might be right — she has gained one bag of sugar after catching a slight cold. However, it was because she had to eat for recovery. She could not do exercise feeling tired. All is past tense. Half of the flab has already been burned off.


Joy of Friendship: 2


石神井公園 Park has a bird sanctuary to accommodate various rare birds including that blue jewel, halcyon. Mei-Shun has only seen them on TV, profoundly moved by such a chance to meet one for the first time above 三宝寺池. Thank you again, Kaori-san, who recognized his tweet while strolling around a pond for boats. Oh, here is a explanation for pyracantha, read tokiwa-sanzashi and … written 常盤山樝子!

Another one relaxes just beside U.

三宝寺 Pond