Water Princess

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Great to see you again (maybe), Your Highness. Last time Mei-Shun visited your place in the garden of an Italian restaurant, 神楽坂, it seemed red guards did not count so many. It is because of your promotion, isn’t it? Please kindly take her words of congratulation. There are a lot of sweet cats here including Mr. Zai as follows, your safety must be insured as much as possible.

Joy of Friendship

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Thank you so much for your invitation, Kaori-san. It is the first time for Mei-Shun to visit Mr. and Mrs. M’s home in Tokyo, with 石神井公園 Park taking just a few minutes to walk. Shin often enjoyed driving to there with his wife on weekends when they lived in 杉並 Ward. Rowing a boat on the pond, 三宝寺池 beyond a roadway has never been their goal.

Master’s Kimono

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Master Mei-Shu gave several ones to her last 名取 in 菊ノ上流. Following is one of them, which Mei-Shun pulled out recently from the closet. Oh, she has not recognized this brighter red line at the bottom of inner cloth. It looks like flowing from outer patterns in the same, yet more chic shade. So which obi sash and 舞扇=fan would be the best? Effective practice seems to come partly from good combination.

Cool Bath?

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The other day, Mei-Shun had a narrow escape in home bathroom. When she stirred bathtub with a pail, she found it too cold to go into –thanks to her custom to wash herself before relaxation in warm water. It seems a kind of manner, that Shin totally agrees as well. He took a nap while his wife enjoyed wide public bath at 竹泉荘, so used a tiny shower and bathtub space within their room before bathing in balcony.

Saint Protection

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Gingko and cherry trees planted in the garden of the nearest shrine give beautiful colors right now. It might be because their taller 欅, Zelkova serrata friends worked as heat breakers during summer. Shin and Mei-Shun cordially wish to see them well recovered in green next spring: Gods would provide good of them power to survive. Please, many other Gods still staying in 出雲 help as well.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Culture Day (November 3rd) is among our public holidays when “Happy Monday System” is not applied. Others include New-year Day (January 1st), National Foundation Day (February 11th), Showa Day (April 29th), Constitution Day, Green Day and Children’s Day (May 3rd to 5th) and Emperor’s Birthday (December 23rd). Today’s Labor Thanksgiving Day is as well, set on Friday this year o(^^)/o(^^)/o(^^)/

Good Couple’s Day

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They call today so, reading 11=i-i, meaning “good” and 22=fu-fu, “a married couple” respectively in Japanese. Well, Kaori-san’s first exhibition started from this date 4 years before. What a nice timing, symbolizing good communication with her husband Maru-san. Regarding Shin and Mei-Shun, the husband asked the wife to play piano before leaving for a business trip to the U.S.