Going So-so

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Mei-Shun means her diet. She resumed walking to the nearest shrine at least 4 days a week, with the latest omikuji lot says:

The 20th Lucky: those who see this lot would find light in the dark like a bright moon. Still, watch steps forward and Gods would give protection to reach happiness.

狛犬 couple A-chan and N-chan, could you bring her half-lucky one to your master?

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Tea Time

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Oh, not regarding you, handsome boy. It was served at a beauty saloon the other day when Mei-Shun visited there for hair dye. A piece of cake has accompanied it years before, yet it is not for her in sweets austerity right now. Instead of snack full of sugar, she chooses nuts, popcorn and dried fruits; half-handmade trail mix between classes in the afternoon.

Already Harvested

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Yes, they have already done it. Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine after months of interval on the last day of September. Along the lane, she found clear-cut rice paddy grown up into the second green. “Red rice” began to show lovely seeds, while a few spider lilies have kindly waited for her greeting. Gods softly chided her laziness with 末吉=the least lucky omikuji lot.

 

Blue Sky,

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White cotton clouds, green paddy. It is great to see you after a week. However, it was yesterday when Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine. They have gone immediately to bring heavy rainfall from midnight. What a pity — horseback riding club is closed on Tuesdays. It takes at least one whole sunny day for the field to dry. And her appointment with Last One and Madoka-chan is on Thursdays.

Blue Messenger

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Mei-Shun loves this lovely little flower from her childhood, when she walked to nearby woods almost every day. They seem to close petals when it rains, while patiently look for sunlight under heavy clouds. Even gale does not matter to them, they stand still along this windy lane between rice paddy. Now she reached the nearest shrine, going up stairs to find a white plum in half blossom.

Spring Soon

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Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine after almost a month. Nothing is planted in paddy field on the way to there, while the soil is well mixed and softened in preparation. Snow fell last week still covers shadowy part of shrine garden. A plum tree stands next to Gods’ residence has a lot of buds on the other hand, looks dreaming of the first blow of these little rings into white flowers.

Riding Anew

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Before seeing Vanilla-san and Madoka-chan in the afternoon, Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine. Since a priest was sitting at a reception desk, she had to put off all of warm items to pray to Gods for a safe day. One nice thing is that the 手水鉢=chozu-hachi, washbasin frozen in normal winter mornings, is full of clear water during 松の内=matsu-no-uchi, new-year week.