This season has a few days still like summer in daytime, yet rapidly grow cool in the evening. As for kabuki dance practice, single kimono is better. Mei-Shun therefore chose following one whose textile Shin purchased for her, while Master Mei-Shu kindly asked a friend to sew. And a piece of advice from Master Bando is not to let it lie in a drawer for long, but to put it on as often as possible.
Mei-Shun’s first-tailored 下駄 finally made a debut last night. It was clear with bright moonlight, let her put them on walking to a nearby community center. She gave a lesson in kabuki dance to Professor M there, while had her own practice to make smooth steps on these pair of wooden sandals. When she came back home to put them off, her white 足袋=tabi, kimono socks were found … contaminated.
Oh, Mei-Shun made a mistake again. How careless she is — forgot to draw CD of kabuki dance music from a player at a nearby community center, where her lesson for Dr. M is given on Wednesdays. Typhoon Krosa brought short-time yet severe shower this morning, prevented her from visiting Mrs. M who owns the key. It is getting better in the afternoon, let her drop in there after the nearest shrine.
We have 大暑=taisho, the 6th of summer 二十四節気 today. However, Mei-Shun wonders it really is — it means continuous clear and sultry days. We are still in rainy season this year, quite longer than usual. Cool weather might be kind for housewives, while her favorite futon drying in sunlight has little chance with such humidity. And so does outdoor activity, making her focus on indoor ones.
Thanks a lot, lovely animals. You always encourage Mei-Shun to practice piano. From behind, Baby-Chan (meaning “elephant” in Thai) and Papa-Chan. Do you miss your homeland? She hopes to visit there as well. Choco-chan and Ohagi-chan, your getting along with Kasane-chan twins is highly appreciated. White bears, elder one from Canada, do you feel kabuki dance steps on scores?
So it is all right for Shin to leave Mei-Shun alone for a week — he is on a business trip to the U.S.A. from weekend. Oh, she is never alone, of course not. Mikan-chan looks feeling so-so recently, gives her human-being mom relief, refreshment and real happiness. Thanks to cool rainy days like today, they stay home together; one enjoying peaceful sleep, the other writing, playing piano and dancing.
Lovely hydrangea, your labor to give refreshing scent of body wash toward Mei-Shun’s yukata is highly appreciated. Awful after effect by that silver fluffy girl was completely eradicated. Thanks to respite of 梅雨前線, our seasonal rain front around here, she can put it on for a lesson tonight. Look, your friends in the Ys’ backyard bloom lively even under sunlight.