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.

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?