How Luxurious!

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Mei-Shun visited a beauty saloon in Tokyo, the one she tried to compare with the other. Hmm, his technique is fine, makes her hair healthier. He might win her intention for curling next time. Quite satisfied, she dropped in a department store to purchase some cookie. It is a kind of excursion for her as well, including a short trip on train. As cool wind blew to smooth tall buildings, sunset dyed them bluer and bluer.

 

Nice Again

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How long has Mei-Shun left 乙戸沼 Park? At least over 3 months, since her 2020 diary does not have any record of visiting there so far. Missing winter waterfowls, she and Shin saw young gingko buds. 染井吉野 blossom was almost over, while a cherry tree with white flowers in full blossom. 八重桜=yae-sakura, layered-petal breed seems to need a few weeks to bloom.

Great as well to see these fountains.

Front and Rear

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We have 雨水=usui, the 2nd of spring 二十四節気 today. It means snow would shift into rain, while 2020 seems already to be warmer. Mei-Shun enjoys plum blossom through an eastern window at home, appears in person at the nearest shrine. The latter accommodates two plum trees bloom in white, yet she has not recognized one just beside the front torii gate.

Warm Winter

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It really is. Mei-Shun hopes such a weather won’t make too torrid summer, when important sport events are to be held in Tokyo. On the other hand, it seems pleasant for her fluffy daughter, mother-in-law and a young 蝋梅 tree in the garden; the first is satisfied with sunlight on a blanket, the second is happy to take care of garden plants including vegetables, the last soon opens the 5th bud among 12.

Saloon Shopping

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Mei-Shun’s hair is taken care by two; a woman for dyeing, a man for cut and curl. However, she has to change the latter, search one nice. Required conditions might depend on you kind followers — hers from the most important to more are technique, communication and price. Location is also imperative, expected in Tokyo to enjoy date with Shin or friends.

Bye and Hi

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Meow, Mr. Aladdin went into a long sleep, left us to be replaced by Mr. Blue. His name comes from color of flame, not from his chocolate brown body. He is a bit smaller than the former who was purchased via internet by dad only, because mom stayed in a hospital. This time they went to a household appliances store together. He is cute, quiet and powerful. Purr … purrr …

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Joy at Kyoto: 3

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Every place is packed with sightseers especially in spring and autumn here, yet not so much in early morning. Shin and Mei-Shun strolled along 鴨川=Kamogawa River, enjoyed beautiful foliage of maple, gingko and cherry trees. Oh, lovely birds are on breakfast, including wild ducks, herons and a couple of kite. Why don’t they join them before heading for Merry-go-round to see Kaori-san?

Joy of Curls

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Mei-Shun feels it quite gorgeous to let her hair down in the middle of summer. It is normally rolled and bound with choux-choux as soon as she wakes up in the morning. She went to a nearby hair saloon in such a style, got regular treatment before driving for a shopping. Since both places are well air-conditioned, long hair works like a jacket to cover her neck and shoulders.

Green Friends

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Hello, little frog. Mei-Shun saw you pop in grasses grown at the bottom of a gate she uses to stretch her legs before walking toward the nearest shrine. Now heading to there, rice paddy welcomed her in a refreshing shade. Caused by cool weather, it looks a bit delayed in growth — leaves only, no ears. Cucumber, okra, melon, many summer vegetables and fruits also do.

Rainbow Doubled

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晴耕雨読 meaning to farm on sunny day, to read on rainy day used to be our custom in good old days. And it still continues in how Mei-Shun does; to enjoy horsey-back riding when it is from clear to cloudy, to dance when it rains or snows. She owes all of it to Shin who works hard no matter what color the sky puts on, saying that her smiling, healthy face deserves every bacon he brings home.