Joy of Moon

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Lunar October started yesterday. Shin and Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine together, after an interval of longer than half an year, to make wishes respectively. The husband drew an omikuji lot of 凶=kyo, the worst luck while the wife 吉=kichi, lucky. Well, the latter also mentioned 大凶=dai-kyo, worse than 凶 if she would not improve anything bad right now. Two commandments must be taken to hearts.

Moon Fish, 1 family-1 genus-1 species

Rice Routine

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Oh, no, Mei-Shun gained another bag of sugar around the waist. Perhaps the reason is clear; less output, more input. Kabuki dance is relatively slow and static in 女舞, roles of women, giving her a kind of silent perspiration. On the other hand, horsey riding is dynamic enough to let her feel hot even in the middle of winter. If she wants to keep current eating, exercise must be augmented.

You are to be made into more porridge.

Joy of the Sea: 2

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Meow, mom told me Mr. Ichiro, a steller sea lion kept at Aquamarine Fukushima looks like me when sleepy. Do you kind followers agree with her? More rare species is Mr. Kura-maru, only one ribbon seal in the world who stays in such an artificial environment. A fluffy image of him joined me and Mr. Junto on the sofa. I’m generous enough to allow boys taking a nap with me, purr.

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Double Symbol

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Mei-Shun finally received following 手拭=te-nugui to use in 恋の手習い, never to wipe hands. Beautifully done, it arrived yesterday at noon packed in a paper tube — no, a pretty box was rolled in a piece of cardboard with buffers, saying “handmade silk towel for kabuki dance”. Now she has to sew a little, thin covering on it to avoid stains when bit by 白拍子花子 missing her cold-hearted lover.

Joy of the Sea: 1

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Shin and Mei-Shun visited Aquamarine Fukushima on weekend. Their first stopover at this aquarium was actually a decade before, when they sought to find good sushi or sashimi restaurant. An amazing shoal of sardine was kept in a huge tank, while lovely seahorses in a tiny one. And oh, lovely cyclopteridae, great to see you again. You are called “konpeito“, prefer to stay alone.

Welcome, fluffy ones.

Alma Mater

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One weekend TV program featured an university Mei-Shun graduated from. Young students called the founder lady with no Professor or Ms., seemed quite audacious. However, it was the same for this ex-student decades before. School days might be spring time; with little idea of hot society, butterflies enjoy going between classes and club activities.

Superb Surprise

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Morning sunlight comes into our living room later and later these days. It sometimes seems like 初日の出=hatsu-hinode, the first sunrise of a new year for Shin and Mei-Shun which ascends from a neighbor’s rooftop. Pretty round shapes on the wall resemble fireworks on 3rd, Culture Day in the evening. The wife rushed upward the roof floor to find enormous flowers in the sky.

Color Combination

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Here are face masks Mei-Shun purchased at her horsey riding club. Oh, please do not kick us, Mr. Tea Time. This candidate of your mom would like to dance with you more, yet is currently able to spare only once a week. She is looking forward to December when her performance on stage would be safely over. Ms. I and you will be reserved to complete her mission: canter on you.

   

Older one stayed on the bottom of laundry basket!

Dance, Dance,

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And dance, mom, only 3 weeks are left until you perform 恋の手習い on the stage. You went out for a lesson at Master Bando’s place in the morning, came back early in the afternoon. Futon mats are sunbathing in southern verandah where Princess Cymby, her younger sister and Mademoiselle Vert stayed from spring. They came indoors yesterday, expecting flowers in 2 pots in coming next year.

I am the best blossom of course, purr …

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Japanese Culture@holiday

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Following apples are 秋映=aki-bae, meaning reflection of autumnal beauty. Mei-Shun loves this breed which became available at supermarkets from several years before. Crispy, a bit sour but sweet as she prefers, while shin does soft, too much matured ones. Such dark red might reminds you of many trees in current season — found even in a little park 5-minute walk from home.