Tabby Tail

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Perhaps thanks to yesterday’s harsh rainfall, it is cloudy yet dry enough for Mei-Shun to hang futon mats and do laundry this morning. However, while she drove toward her horsey riding club in the afternoon, windshield of Ms. Scarlet started to catch fine drops. Well, they seem too slight to stay on the ground. Since Ms. Sagittarius has missed her from January, it is better to go ahead.

Brilliant Births

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It was found yesterday that Master Bando was born on March 22nd, Aries. Mei-Shun asked when it is, expecting sincere celebration for this gentle lady. Ms. S’s is June 26th, Cancer who joined amazing 3 born in the same month, yet Gemini family members of above 名取. It might be why her 2 instructors were in good relation, since beloved Master Mei-Shu was Sagittarius.

Mind Much

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… yet less material would be better. Mei-Shun visited Master Bando as usual today, chatted a little before lesson. When Ms. S joined them, above lady told her new students about 御中元 and 御歳暮 meaning summer and year-end gifts. “Thanks a lot for your care of me,” she started. “However, to be honest, I cannot consume all sweets and bathroom items living alone. Could you please forget it hereafter?”

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.