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.

Proper Popping

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Lesson by Master Bando would resume from next Tuesday. It therefore failed today to form double Ds, Mei-Shun just saw Dr. M for regular teeth check. The former got dental floss fragment or some food into space between molars on lower left jaw last month, made an immediate phone call asking for help from the latter. That finally proved needless: it was nicely removed by herself on New Year’s Day.

Thank Thee

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So this is the end of 2021, the last weekday and report on cat, dance, piano, etc. from Mei-Shun. They taught her a lot through an year as usual:

Cats work every day with their loveliness. They might do their jobs the most at home.

Kabuki dance requires good body trunk first. Muscle follows next.

Piano does concentration. Practice before singing by fingers.

Green Greeting

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Mei-Shun took the year-end lesson from Master Bando today. She dropped in her favorite tea shop to purchase; green tea for herself, 和紅茶=normal tea grown in our country and ほうじ茶=roasted green tea for the master and Ms. S. The latter lady gave this 名取 several 柚子=yuzu and sweets. Oh, a phone message from a kimono cleaning shop was found at home.

Gingko Gone

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Here they are on the floor of eastern verandah. Yes, green might represent 2021 for Mei-Shun; Kaori-san chose green-haired pendant, kabuki dance lessons featured both 松の緑 and 松の寿, etc. On the other hand, green light is not yet on for her Spanish learning. She forgot to apply for a test twice, has failed to spend enough power to open the textbooks every day, making that novel coronavirus a reason.

Double D’s

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The 1st Tuesday of a month like today would be titled for Mei-Shun. She visits Master Bando in the morning, takes her lesson in 羽織, kimono jacket on normal pants style. Then she has to head toward Dr. M for teeth check. A molar on her upper right jaw is already cracked within, needs regular care and cleaning. It is 13 : 30, she drops in a bakery on the way home.

Mind Much

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… yet less material would be better. Mei-Shun visited Master Bando as usual today, chatted a little before lesson. When Ms. S joined them, above lady told her new students about 御中元 and 御歳暮 meaning summer and year-end gifts. “Thanks a lot for your care of me,” she started. “However, to be honest, I cannot consume all sweets and bathroom items living alone. Could you please forget it hereafter?”

Japanese Culture@holiday

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It never matters for Master Bando if a Tuesday is 勤労感謝の日, Labor Thanksgiving Day: there are always lessons. Mei-Shun visited her in a T-shirt and jeans today, put on 羽織 kimono jacket on them to dance 松の緑 and 松の寿. Shin continued to work from last night to this morning, could not have let his wife know when he would get on a train. Oh, his message arrived at noon on her phone.

Lunch@松乃家

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Ms. Piano, you sound much better since tuned by Mr. O. Mei-Shun feels happy to sing with you, while a bit weird when she uses a pedal in higher keys. Since Shin is available working at home to replace light bulbs above you, she would try again tonight. Oh, a beautiful half moon has appeared in the sky. 松の寿 would also be practiced with dark windows as a wide mirror.

Dance and Dentist

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No, Mei-Shun never means that her home dentist Dr. M does kabuki dance, yet this combination would continue for the time being. She visited Master Bando in the morning bringing souvenirs from Kyoto for that gentle lady, Mss. S and K. After a brief lesson to learn 松の寿, she immediately put off 羽織=haori, an easy kimono coat before heading for above clinic.