Acknowledgement

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Please take Mei-Shun’s deepest appreciation again, kind followers. She saw 399 of you minutes before — 398 yesterday. Lead by March or the 3rd month, she has actually meant to catch 383 and 393. However, you were too quick and generous to accept this little site. And well, 3 says “than” in our language while 9 “kyou”. That might be the reason why she made above mistakes.

Ibis Infants

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They are called, Toki-no-ko from Niigata Prefecture wrapped in bluish green paper following below. Shin and Mei-Shun love such sweet balls made of white-bean jam and chocolate. Similar to 銀のすず or silver bells, shape of bird eggs has another type; little orbs of cake including かもめの玉子 and 雷鳥のたまご, while with chocolat-coating as well.

Happy Home

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We would see a full moon tonight, with 3 days left for current month. Mei-Shun takes it a kind of lucky, since these are ones February in 丑 never has. With all the same arrangement starting from Monday, one fourth of 2021 would elapse soon. She seems to have got used to her new weeks made of kabuki dance, horsey riding and Ms. Piano beside Shin and Mikan-chan of course.

Spring Sea

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Mei-Shun thought of the stage performance by beloved Master Mei-Shu to 春の海=haru-no-umi. This score is played by 箏=koto and 尺八=shaku-hachi, vertical bamboo flute. Such ones are quite difficult to dance to, for the reason that they have no fixed story. Lyrics therefore make it easier to imagine how leading roles look, move and speak. By the way, does it have piano arrangement?

Oops, One

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Oh, it still stays around Mei-Shun’s waist. Since she felt lighter there thanks to original methods, all the same number as last week on a scale was unanticipated. It might be partly because of a sudden rainfall while she was on the back of Princess Maria: water weighs more than solid. Or simply, weight loss is not always proportional to body shape-up.

Dance and Dentist

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Mei-Shun visited Master Bando for a lesson in the morning, Dr. M for a regular check in the afternoon. She practiced how to bind obi sash on a shirt and jeans beforehand, chose かるた結び=karuta-musubi or card-shape fastening for today’s kimono. Giving up chatting on a cup of tea, she rushed back home to wash mouth. Sorry, Mikan-chan, mom has to leave you alone twice.

Blanket Baby

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As Mikan-chan kindly posted, it dawns earlier day by day. Sunlight came deep into rooms in winter, helped Mei-Shun to dry futon indoors when gale tries to blow them down on the ground. However, it draws little by little toward the border between 広縁=hiro-en, wooden floor and 畳=tatami, straw mat. Thanks a lot for sparing her time to cover 縁=heri, edge of the latter to avoid suntan.

Sunlight Sometimes

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Meow, mom went out for a haircut in Tokyo. Stormy rainfall has gone, it is a quiet day which I like. She finished laundry hanging indoors, left me asleep under her 半纏 kimono coat on the sofa. Mr. Blue still works well, keeping me warm from early morning. After vernal equinox on Saturday, it seems to dawn around 5 : 30 when she gets up on weekends.

Not ghost but photobomb, purr.

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Sakura Sweets

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So Mei-Shun saw one bag of sugar around the waist yesterday. She knows why, happy white-day gifts came from Professor K and Shin. Both of them are on the list of her favorite; 銀の鈴 or white-bean-jam balls coated with chocolate, while a special cake made only 7 per day by 玻璃絵洋菓子工房. Rice-porridge method, please help her who ordered various cups of ice cream to arrive next Friday.

Me & Momo

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Mom’s current favorite, of course. My sister in the garden increases in number of flowers day by day. Since she stays in a bright color for only 10-15 days, I am generous enough to let her taken more photos than me. And I look down on her from higher place, showing who the boss is. Oh, nice scent of honey comes into rooms through open windows. Purr … purrr …

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