Thrilling Tuition

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Mei-Shun used to visit monthly a local bank to get new bills. Our traditional arts including kabuki dance, 茶道=sado tea ceremony, 華道=kado flower arrangement for examples, often welcome them rather than old ones. On the other hand, ATMs of her main bank sometimes offer notes clean enough to work for such opportunities. That seems like a lottery, would be her new custom.

Big Baby

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Hi, Mr. Happy Crescent, great to dance with you today for the first time. Still a boy at several years old, Mei-Shun quite likes his power, would like to control it. And the same to yours, Ms. Nuts, who helped her training in a class for 4th-grade aspirants. It seems similar to 名取 which beloved Master Mei-Shu always called an entrance. So there are 2 of it where this dancer/rider stands.

Single & Simple

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Mei-Shun moves from winter clothes to summer ones little by little these days: she brings coats, gloves and knits to a nearby laundry recently restarted their business. Regarding kimono, many of her yukata seem worn out as a whole. Being frayed under sleeves may be because they are often pulled here in kabuki dance. Since all thumbs in sewing, she would ask aid from mom-in-law.

松 and 梅

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Mei-Shun practices 松の緑 by herself at home these days. As she might mentioned before, this is the only score for those who would like 名取 status in Bando Ryu. On the other hand, beloved Master Mei-Shu said it was one of 2 scores for Kikunoe Ryu students who aim to do the same. Another was 梅の栄, which her last 名取 performed on the stage for the 1st time.

Alone Again

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Meow, mom practices 松の緑 at home these days. I feel happier when she stays with me longer, while a bit tired if she gives too much attention. It is to take the best care of yourself that is the most important: your mental/physical health is the same to mine. So please do not hesitate to dance, play Ms. Piano, take a nap in your bedroom or sometimes go out.

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Danish Delight

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Mei-Shun visited her home dentist to see Dr. M for a monthly check today. For this patient, medical clinics are often followed by good bakery shops — she treats herself to sandwiches, baguettes and sweets even after coming back from above. By the way, “Double Ds” would take a leave from now on: she would stop going to Master Bando’s place for a while.

Magnificent Masters

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Mei-Shun walked 5 minutes to a hair salon this morning. While waiting for dyeing medicine to work well absorbed, she found a magazine featuring actress mother and daughter in nice kimono. The former is Ms. F whom beloved Master Mei-Shu admired while the latter Ms. T, elder sister of kabuki actor 尾上菊之助. He or Master Sen-Sha said that it was really sad to lose his party several years before.

Sleet to Snow

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Meow, 3rd of 2022 day of mine has come. I heard from mom that it is the first time after decades for her to see such weather in March. Freezing from early this morning, while seemed normal. However, temperature stayed below 5 degrees Celsius, even lower around noon when I found white petals coming down from gray sky. “Oh, Master Bando safely received her birthday flowers I sent”, she said.

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Dance and Dentist

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This combination resumes from today. Mei-Shun got in Ms. Scarlet for Master Bando’s place, in normal clothes. Since a time was available, she steered to the left into an automatic car washer. Wow, what REX means here? 2 dinosaurs drawn on the machine approached, passed by and went away from her with water, shampoo and wind. Thanks a lot, tidy beasts.

2022 干支

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Lesson by Master Bando resumed from today. Oh, she kept new 舞扇=fan used in kabuki dance for Mei-Shun and Ms. S; the former ordered one with abstract design of 寅=tora, the 3rd of 12 Chinese zodiac symbols drawn on, while the latter concrete profile of a handsome tiger. Both are beautiful enough to let them practice 松の寿 and 寿 more respectively.