Japanese Culture@holiday

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We enjoy one of “Happy Mondays” today, set by a system started in 2000. It allows 3-day holidays including Saturday, Sunday and Monday. However, what would happen to most libraries and museums closed on Mondays? Mei-Shun wondered, searched and knew that they will be open on holidays including above, closed on such Tuesdays. Hmm, it depends on your profession what day is the happiest.

Ever happy to wait mom in sunlight.

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Peach Princess

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Named きららの極み=kirara-no-kiwami, Extremely Shiny, they arrived into Mei-Shun’s arms. How pretty, and how tasty you are left in room temperature for three days! Growers recommend to have them immediately after delivery, yet she prefers softer mouthfeel. Interested in environmental difference, she put tags on each fruit to recognize time before stored in the refrigerator.

 

Autumnal Garden

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Our 萩=hagi, Japanese bush clover is in 80% bloom. Roses are in half, normal pink and vine white. What attracted Mei-Shun’s attention most was that the latter looked salmon pink a few days before, turn to white with red trimming later. It has not been recognized in such unique shades. Hi, little boy, did you flush stared by a woman? Please relax and grow further to reach the brick wall facing to a street.

Windy Water

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Mei-Shun walked around 乙戸沼 Park after a long time — almost one month and a half since she visited there in July. Yes, she missed you, Mr. and Mrs. Cormorant. Great to see fountains make upside-down umbrella in the center of the pond again. Oh? it looks a bit distorted by just a breeze, depending on direction maybe. And mom, they are the flowers you mentioned before, aren’t they?

Healthy Stomach

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Mei-Shun received a letter from Tsuchiura City, recommending a blood test. It aims to recognize particular materials secreted from the stomach, they say. One of them is pepsinogen (PG) whose ratio of I to II shows how much your stomach shrinks. If you are infected with helicobacter pyroli, PG I will be higher than 70 while I/II ratio more than 3. Fortunately, both of her results were proved negative.

Listen, Listen

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They are so curious. We should not speak ill of others along a lane between them, or they could absorb nefarious words to taste bitter. Harvested soon, we sincerely wish them taste sweet. It is interesting that only this space accommodates a different breed every year. Planted later than normal ones, they might not need so much sunlight compared to the latter.

Lily Left

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Already gone this morning, Mei-Shun found them blooming in the last two the other day. How brilliant your dress is, graceful your figure is! Attracted so much, she drew omikuji on behalf of Shin and for herself. His was 吉=kichi, lucky while hers 小吉=sho-kichi, a little. Interestingly, they had serial numbers in 47th and 48th saying; he would be blessed by Gods after patient efforts, she be helped by other people before blessed.