Grace Pursuit

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It seems to Mei-Shun that Japanese dance and horseback riding share much. For example, her lower body needs to be very stable while upper including arms and shoulders flexible enough. She might have learned how to do so in gallop lessons with Vanilla-san, feels so happy. Another target is comfortable rein handling in trot with blackish-brown Madoka-chan and snow-white Maria.

 

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Dance, Dancer

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Yes, she would. That is why Mei-Shun calls herself here so, even if Master Mei-Shu decided to close her party. She gave her last 名取=natori student a phone call the other day from a hospital, saying she has a long story on this matter. Well, well. Since we have 雨水=usui, the 2nd of spring 二十四節気 today, snow will soon melt into warm rain to fall on her frozen kimono sleeves.

Looking Spring

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Mei-Shun made a phone call to a master of 坂東流=Bando-Ryu, who has shared the stage in Tsuchiura City Hall with Kikunoe-Ryu. Actually, she planned to join the former party’s performance in Tokyo in April, yet had to give it up because of her master’s sickness. It is deeply wished last night’s super-blue-red moon would represent her recovery and contact soon.

Keep Practice

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Mom tried to dance 京鹿子娘道成寺 the other day, looked feeling awful and shocked. Meow, that is because you neglected in it for a long time. Since lunar December starts from today, my advice is to walk to the nearest shrine to pray for Gods’ protection on your progress in Japanese dance. Have you already, before raining? And you know what to do next. Purr, well done.

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Dance Again

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Purr, it is so nice to take a nap on this sofa where mom reads with me on her legs. Her current book is written by 坂東三津五郎, Bando Mitsugoro X, late kabuki actor and head of 坂東流 Japanese dance. He was famous as one of the greatest dancers. Regarding a dancer, Master Mei-Shu replied in new-year card by her real name, never mentioned her job.

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Oh, My, …

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Master Mei-Shu finally gave a phone call to Mei-Shun. Fracture in the left arm? Oh, 鳴脩-sensei, please be more careful. You have osteoporosis, although improving little by little thanks to medicine through injection. You take a time to recover, that means one of Mei-Shun’s 2017 goals would fail. Well, it depends. She just wishes her master to regain mental and physical health as soon as possible.

Dance to Sleep

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When Mei-Shun would like to have a comfortable sleep in bed at night, she makes it a rule to call her inner sister Petite Mei-Shun and ask her to dance 娘道成寺. Ms. Petite always does very well, let Grande Mei-Shun go asleep before 引き抜き=hiki-nuki, quick change of costume with two different-color kimono layered. The other day, she tried 汐汲 as an inducer and failed — shocked by such a transient memory.