Trick or Treat!

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It was 3 weeks before when Shin brought cookies from the U.S.A. for Mei-Shun. However, she normally refrains from sweets aiming at a whole-body health check scheduled soon on November 5th. He does as well, yet his prohibition is more against a bowl of rice — his favorite. It is the reason why Pumpkin Patch is regularly consumed while Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake is still untouched.

A pumpkin made of horseshoes

Mademoiselle Plaisanterie

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Mei-Shun moved to 神保町 after a snack with Shin. A little exhibition of Kaori-san‘s work is held at a bookstore there. This area is so famous for many, various bookstores that newspapers and TV programs often feature it these days in reading season. Now, among several petites drawings on Lokta paper, Mei-Shun chose one lovely Dajaleine-chan is gazing at a piece of mille-feuille.

Sweet Lunch

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Mei-Shun went to a hair saloon for a cut in 高輪, Tokyo. After taking a comfortable  hour, she walked to 麻布茶房 to meet Shin. They worked for the same company sited nearby years before, used to visit this cafe together. Oh, here comes a cute cup and saucer. Following below is actually a meal instead of a dessert for the couple in weight control, with lower calories.

From Backdoor?

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Lunar October starts from today. Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine on weekend, found smaller 鳥居=torii gate missing God — seriously, a kind of name tug attached to it lost “神” letter. It seems some of Gods living there were in a hurry, departed for 出雲 a few days earlier. Others might leave later through larger front gate, next to a stone monument explaining history of the shrine.

“Lucky” omikuji she drew.

Autumnal Blossom

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It is a cherry tree planted in the field of horsey riding club Mei-Shun goes to. Could you kind followers find it blooming a little? Compared to springtime, flowers might look smaller and whiter. According to her mother, it is their effort to store more nutrition within their main body after losing many leaves assaulted by summer worms. You know it well, Mr. Magical Thunder, or don’t you?

Flowery Cup

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Mei-Shun walked to a hair saloon for dyeing. Waiting for the medicine soaking, she always enjoys a cup of tea in a lovely earthenware. Today’s selection follows below, designed like wrapped with 吾亦紅=waremoko or burnet. This is one of her favorite, while not included in the 7 representative wild flowers bloom from September to November.

Joy in Miyagi: 2

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Room 301, Shin and Mei-Shun stayed at 竹泉荘, has a private outdoor spa. After taking an indoor bath of tulip (she gave another name 親指姫の間, Room of Tommelise) coated with lacquer, they changed into yukata and went down to 竈神=kama-jin restaurant for dinner. He chose a lighter-than-normal menu with a supplement: chef’s handmade bread she loves. Oh, whom this pretty bouquet is waiting for?