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.

Rainy Route

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Meow, this is the 2nd day for mom to get on Ms. Scarlet with me to visit the patisserie. She compared two photo books this morning, between 恋の手習い from 京鹿子娘道成寺 and 梅の栄 performed on the same stage, yet a decade apart. And it was just by chance that the latter was followed by my smile on her previous refrigerator. Yes, I always love to see you dance, used to protect you driving in kimono.

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Japanese Culture@wkday

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We have 七夕=tanabata, Star Festival and 小暑=shousho, the 5th of summer 二十四節気 today. Mei-Shun practiced canter with Mr. Great Fighter in fresh air. Well, she never calls it dance, since her technique has been seriously deteriorated. Not so much in 松の緑, perhaps thanks to lessons so far. She wishes the same soon work in above, yet it is always accompanied by a lovely partner.

Cool Crescent

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晴耕雨読 means “sunlight to work outdoors, rainfall to read indoors”. However, this torrid week gave Mei-Shun an antonym — she studied at home to avoid sunburn and other troubles, went shopping after showers including one by hand. Such an occasion teaches how much every horsey works to get her in shape. 松の緑 also helps, while  never depending on weather.

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.