Summer Sweets

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Here they follows below; 稚鮎=chi-ayu, ささらがた=sasara-gata, 三石羊羹=yo-kan and baby chicken marshmallows. Last two came from Hokkaido, while the latter was found to be made in Kyoto. For the first, 5 sweetfish (they really are) were originally caught in the cage, with 3 seem to have already fled. The second is shared with gentle jelly lover Professor S, respected by Mei-Shun.

Thanking Blue

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Shin sent Mei-Shun several photos of performance in the sky by Blue Impulse flight team on Friday. The wife took it just beautiful, yet learned later that it honored front-line health workers involved in fighting the novel coronavirus. And hello again, one of Siamese twins with eyes of the same shade, who became friendly enough to show his/her fluffy belly to Mei-Shun.

Great Greeting

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Princess Maria, Mr. Tea Time, Ms. Last One and Ms. Sagittarius, it is Mei-Shun’s greatest pleasure to see you again. It took longer than 6 weeks for her to restart dance with you. Many changes were seen in the clubhouse, while all of you seem as lively and healthy as before that novel coronavirus deterred her from meeting you. Oh, slender crescent of the 3rd day is shining among clouds in sunset pink.

Somewhat Siamese

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Hi, cute twins, how have you been? Mei-Shun has seen you for several times on the way to the nearest shrine. Oops, one of you seems to be using a restroom under an azalea bush. That is why the other gave a glance at her. Thanks and sorry, just a photo. It is quite cooler than yesterday, when she drew a bit better omikuji lot 末吉=sue-kichi, the least lucky.

MS goes …

… and returned.

One of them @lunch

 

CU Sakura

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Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine after almost a month. A few 染井吉野 cherry flowers, thanks a lot for staying to say good-bye to her. She is quite sure to greet you attached to Gods again here. Oh, you reminds her of your pretty sister 八重桜=yae-sakura, petal-layered cherry in 乙戸沼 Park. All right, she would visit them after seeing her home dermatologist Dr. I.

Sakura Pink

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Oh, Princess Maria, you are the prettiest in this club, especially when putting on a cap in color of cherry blossom. Please take a gift from Mei-Shun for coming season from warm to hot. The other from cool to cold, she would wash it. Have you heard that 染井吉野 trees in Tokyo already bloomed? So they would soon around here, lovely buds are waiting propitious moment to open.

Here UR

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Mei-Shun and Professor M visited late Master Mei-Shu’s home invited by her husband. He is a good cook, served them gorgeous dinner including large sashimi plates. The former arrived a bit earlier, helped him to arrange flowers in front of master’s Buddhist-style altar. And she chose following below among dozens of 帯=obi sashes that charming lady used to put on for lessons.

The right end was her favorite.

Joy of Stones: 2

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Mei-Shun designed another necklace featuring a Venetian beads, as she reported the other day. Professor S put it on a special board, checked balance of color and atmosphere. “It would be better if calmed down by dark blue”, she said, picked up some lapis lazuli from her toolbox. Oh, she really means. Cute, dice-like stones removed amethysts from the first idea as well, enabled another pair of earrings.

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After

Brilliant Assignment

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Mei-Shun pulled out Venetian beads which Professor S gave her several years before. When they met on weekend before last, the former put on a necklace designed by herself while kindly finished up by the latter lady. It was so much a pleasing experience that she felt like doing it again. Now, this most unique one would be her next challenge. Since many shades are included, it might require a kind of color dilution.

Petite Réunion

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Mei-Shun visited a beauty saloon in 高輪, Tokyo for a haircut and curling. It took 2 hours and a half, made her a bit tired in such humid air. However, she went ahead toward 吉祥寺 to meet Kaori-san who arranged dinner at “Épée”, a nice bakery-café. The former put off contact lens to enjoy conversation as much as possible, sharing several dishes with the latter.

Always accompanied by tasty bread.