… of you seems to have already lost, Shin. He asked Mei-Shun to prepare thicker suits for winter. Many of his previous ones were discarded months before when he put off more than several bags of sugar. Now she has to think about white shirts, stored in a wardrobe well ironed. “Ha-ha,” here he comes. Oh-oh, he can hold another half of him within it.
酉の市=tori-no-ichi is not a market in the Italian city, yet a festival held on the Cock days of Chinese zodiac in November. Instead of grilled or fried chickens, sold are decorated rakes whose size ranging from your hand to whole body. It is said to be derived from harvest celebration by residents nearby a big shrine named after 大酉 or 鳳 =oh-tori, an imaginary animal.
Rainfall through midnight has stopped by this morning, left humidity and warmer air. It was really nice to see clear blue sky appear from gray clouds, let Mei-Shun walk out to greet following 赤まんま=aka-manma, persicaria longiseta. Their lovely figures reminded her of a plate served at 季楽 the other day. If they meant such a pattern was a match for her, she would be very happy.
Happy birthday, Professor A. Mei-Shun visited a restaurant in 銀座, Tokyo on weekend to meet him and Prof. S for his celebration. Prof. M should have joined them to make up a group of friendship called 桐花会 meaning Paulownia Flowers, yet had another appointment. Next chance of all-member gathering is expected soon in a town full of Christmas adornment.
Mei-Shun visited her mother’s home today. She was well, served her younger daughter soup, salad and pancakes. Time always flies, the sun quickly lowers when they chat on lunch. On the way to home, the latter found an elderly couple in a train. They sat side by side exchanging a few words, left hand in hand smiling. Such a sight warms her heart, while cannot stop her missing late father.
Meow, I miss him so much, who would soon appear in the living room again. Mom’s preparation for winter will continue until weekend when dad comes back from 上海. However, it was warm enough today, let me enjoy taking a nap on the sofa with no covering. Will 木枯らし１号, the first northern gale between the middle of October and the end of this month, really blow tonight?
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Since it has become a bit freezing at night, Mei-Shun chose a doubled kimono for a lesson in kabuki dance tonight. After hanging it to remove folded lines, she went out for walking in 乙戸沼 Park. When was the last time she came here? Gingko trees have already changed into yellow coats, while one in her backyard still puts on green. And oh, it started raining. Single yukata seems better.