Thrilling Tradition

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Mei-Shun is a sumo wrestling lover. Or precisely, she might take it as a kind of artistic performance on a stage called 土俵=do-hyo ring. Gorgeous costumes 行司=gyoji referees put on, 弓取式=yumi-tori-shiki, bow-taking ritual held by a handsome rikishi warrior attract her eyes. Yes, she would pull sleepy kimonos and obi sashes out of drawers from next bouts in March.

Stage Snap

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Amazing 13 years and a half have passed since Mei-Shun saw her beloved father depart. His younger daughter asked for a photo used at a hall. She recently found its frame got yellowish, changed from original silver. A new stand shaped like a pine cone was therefore purchased. Then she ordered a trial copy by her own picture, at a shop on the same floor with the place of みたらしちゃん.

Violet Velvet

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Here is Princess Cymby with two bouquets. Mei-Shun feels really happy to see them grow day by day, while elder one already has a bud change into yellow from green. You take nearly a whole month to bloom, honey, who remind her of a decade before — sister Kasumi, another 名取 student of beloved Master Mei-Shu, kindly gave you to her after performing 島の千歳.

Better to Best

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… Mei-Shun would like. She has enjoyed studying Spanish to prepare for a test on Sunday. Her priority is always given to support for Shin including good health of herself, house keeping second. Horsey riding, singing with Ms. Piano, practicing kabuki dance and something new follow as above language. Now shall she take another novel, or choose one to improve from her hobbies?

On and Over

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Powerful Typhoon Nanmadol or No. 14 in 2022 made amazing 4 landfalls; 1st on 鹿児島=Kagoshima, 2nd 福岡=Fukuoka, 3rd 島根=Shimane and the last 新潟=Niigata this morning. Born nearby 小笠原=Ogasawara in Tokyo, it came from southern Kyushu to the north, did similar from western Honshu to the east. Mei-Shun is forced to stay home all day long; studying, cleaning, practicing 松の緑 and playing Ms. Piano.

Artistic Autumn

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菊廼舎=Kikunoya kindly sent a seasonal brochure to Mei-Shun the other day. 冨貴寄=fuki-yose, their main and the best product reminds her of stages she performed so far — and shop name is similar to the party she belonged to. Master Mei-Shu, your last 名取 refrains from lessons these days. However, she never forget respect and thankfulness to you while love to dance.

Severe to Soft

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It rained heavily this morning, made Mei-Shun quite worried about horsey-riding lessons she reserved in the evening. Sunlight seems to have chosen milder way, sometimes pats us on the back in the afternoon. Now could you dance, Mr. Hallelujah Sunday and Ms. Nuts, with her who puts on a vest works as an airbag instead of kimono?

Dual Dance?

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Mei-Shun enjoyed strolling around a wood with Princess Maria, while failed to dance with Mr. Hallelujah Sunday today. Thanks to cooler weather came down from the north, she changed horsey-riding schedule from yesterday — maintaining her rule to go out at least every 2 days. Now follows her compensation to dance 松の緑, not in kimono yet cotton T-shirt and pants.

Joy of Gion: 3

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Shin and Mei-Shun had breakfast on higher floor of their regular hotel, saw a young guy in kimono. “He might work at next door,” the wife said meaning 南座. They currently  accommodate kabuki actor 尾上菊之助, or ex-head of Kikunoe Ryu 扇舎 in Nausicaä, Princess of Windy Valley while features 坂東玉三郎 whose 京鹿子娘道成寺 DVD helped her so much.

Cool Color

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This yukata or summer kimono is from mom-in-law. Since a bit small in size, Mei-Shun used it as an underwear for longer one to practice 恋の手習い. Washed over and over, it has become soft enough to change into a bathrobe. It often reminds her of Master Mei-Shu who also gave her last 名取 many including one the latter praised when the former lady put it on.