Braids & Bellows

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Mei-Shun finally brought this lovely girl, holding a table of new-year delicacy, toward a framing shop. A tiny piece of acrylic plate not only protects her from UV, but also gives more space above. A red, lacquered bowl is one of main motifs appear in works by Kaori-san. Her friend from high-school days fell in love with it at first sight in Kyoto, while at second with a little book full of grapes.

Happy Halloween?

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Ms. Piano, do you miss Mr. O who used to contact Mei-Shun regarding your tuning? No message from him has been received so far this year, yet that is not so much a problem: it is your health which she cares most in this matter. She would give a phone call to a company he works/ed for next week. May her fingers therefore be off tonight? They are too tired after dancing with Princess Maria and Mr. Magical Thunder.

Serial Sweets

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Mei-Shun received 氷室饅頭=himuro-manju, steamed dough balls with red-bean jam filling this morning. Since they are the best within today, she gave some to Professor M whose beloved mother liked this delicacy from 金沢, Ishikawa Prefecture. Pale green, pink and white have been seen before — oh, colors of laundry balls to avoid clothes tangled with each other. Well, they are off in such a humid air, just let her try edible one.

Big Bruise?

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Oh, Mei-Shun fell from a horsey guy after around 2 and a half years. His name is Mr. Break, changed from Alexander. That means his ex-owner has gone, let him work as other free colleagues. You kind followers are easily able to imagine how such a change of environment affected his mind, aren’t you? So please do not blame him if she grow some stamps on her … buttocks.

Garden Girls

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They are so glorious in morning light that Mei-Shun took a lot of photos. Hydrangea, lavender, rose and clematis all stand gracefully in colorful dresses. Mom-in-law takes good card of them, chose the last in unique shape and shade. “Looking like tulip, yet a genuine breed” is her comment. Normal ones are sometimes called 鉄線=tessen or 風車=kazaguruma, a pinwheel.

Snow Spots

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Oh-oh, what a big bruise on Mei-Shun’s left calf! She noticed it when put off one of long socks. Assailant is definitely known: Mr. Silver Pure whose name represents what he is. Even a good guy in a gray coat can kick a temporary trimmer with no intention but a clean heart. And that Shin has as well, who sent his wife above photo of Mt. Fuji looking a bit like her horseshoe stamp.

Japanese Culture@wkday

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Golden Week holidays are over, returning many of us to normal workdays — yes, normal. It seems to Mei-Shun that understanding of current normalcy really depends. For example, an owner of a beauty salon she visited today is a pottery lover. 陶炎祭=hi-matsuri held in 笠間 has been her annual destination of this season, yet cancelled to avoid crowd.

Dance, Dance

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… and dance Mei-Shun have done. She visited Master Bando’s place on Sunday for an irregular lesson, met with Ms. Sagittarius and Mr. Opal on Monday, took a regular lesson from above lady again while an appointment with Dr. M yesterday, saw Princess Maria and Ms. Last One today. Now are you kind followers able to recognize one who is not her partner to dance with?

Farewell For

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… just 6 months from February, Mr. Tea Time. Please let Mei-Shun say congratulations for your promotion. Since he acquired a kind of certification to be a “rental horsey”, she cannot designate him as a partner to dance with for a while. Good luck, stay healthy. Icy rain forced her to cancel today’s reservation on the back of you and Princess Maria. Here are cubes of raw sugar, your favorite snack.

 

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Yesterday was 1122, called “good married couple’s day” reading these numbers in Japanese yi-yi-fu-fu. Mei-Shun contacted members of 紫苑会, group of Aster tataricus named after their high school, including Kaori-san. Her exhibition weeks held so far in Kyoto have covered this date, let Shin and Mei-Shun go on a happy one-night trip to there to see above artist and her husband Mr. M.

Her works outdoors