居待月

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September has just a week left including today. Every month, every day is important for Mei-Shun who learned that everybody has an invisible hourglass to count her/his life. She makes it a rule to find good points, upload such matters only toward this site to share them with you kind followers. She cordially wish 1 more of you would visit here to see 4-3-2 queue neatly soon.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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We have 秋分=shu-bun, autumnal equinox today. Mei-Shun misses mother’s handmade o-hagi, while a bit shocked by the same plant in our garden. Mom-in-law is a wonderful manager, yet sometimes turns into a potent branch-cutter. Bushclover is quite a strong breed, often looked blooming twice an year around here in Ibaraki. Or many gardeners  give it a chance to work out.

十六夜

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Meow, my day once in a month has come. Compared to last, it is much cooler especially in early morning and evening when my bed works well. Mom kindly stopped using air conditioner, keeping almost all windows open during daytime. A round moon appeared again in the sky after dark, Ms. Piano sang “Clair de Lune” composed by Master Debussy.

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十五夜

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We are on lunar August 15th, the best full moon of the year 仲秋の名月 is expected tonight. It is also called 芋名月=imo-meigetsu, a good moon of potato. Not meaning cut-surface shape of normal one, but the beginning of taro season. Mei-Shun loves it, while gloves are indispensable to wash and peel fresh ones. And oh, thanks a million for bringing souvenirs made of sweet potato, Shin.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Meow, today is my 18th birthday. And Respect-for-the-Aged Day this year, as the 3rd Monday from 2003 when I was born. Well, “aged” sound a bit weird to me who never get it, while count 88 years old exchanged into a human lady. That might mean mom’s habit of saying animals including my species are wiser than hers, purr. I’ll keep taking care of you, always have, always will.

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Burly Beauty

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Mei-Shun found a white lily blooming on the very edge of shrubbery at the nearest station. Hi, great to see you, who seems similar breed to the ones she missed in 日先=Hino-Saki Shrine garden last month. Do you prefer narrow space? Or strong enough to survive in such a place, that is the better answer. She is looking forward to your sister buds open soon.

Wait Next

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Mei-Shun took the first shot against the novel coronavirus this morning. Ibaraki Prefecture set several large-scale sites for this specific purpose, one of which is a medical university nearby her home. She drove toward a parking lot of another public facility, then got on a bus to reach a gymnasium taking 5 minutes. Well, it hurt less than expected. See you 4 wks later.

Flower Flavor

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Yes, autumn has come. Mei-Shun caught nice scent in a recent morning, looked around yet could not find any tree. Her horsey riding club also has a big fragrant olive, already bloomed a bit. Princess Maria, do you recognize it? Those little, yellowish orange flowers let us relax enough to enjoy cool wind through sunlight still strong. And Professor M, thank you so much for above artistic image.

Sleepy Sisters

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Mei-Shun found above pendants the other day in a drawer full of accessories. She opened a heart-shape box, picked up a ruby ring to carelessly drop the box onto the floor. So sorry, other residents with pink stones, spilt here and there. Are you all right? Please let her make it a chance to clean your room. Oh? Hi, twin sisters made of bread clay. Decades have passed since her beloved father brought you home.

Precious Paws

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Shin and Mei-Shun feel happy these days to see Mikan-chan sleep in her shining silver coat. She began to look a bit shaky in right rear leg several months before, made above couple scared of the day which they wish never comes. However, thanks to energy jelly sticks, she is all different right now — her eyes stopped sobbing, muscle grew up, etc. And oh, she quickly leaves a dining table when her mom returns from another room.