… on lunar calendar is today, called 重陽の節句. It is one of 五節句 including 七草, 桃, 端午, 七夕 and often represented by chrysanthemum flowers. With 京鹿子娘道成寺 symbolizing cherry blossom, it seems interesting to dance it in yukata full of autumnal patterns dyed on. Oh, crickets are singing under a bit cloudy half moon. Thanks to bring equanimity for Mei-Shun.
Mei-Shun decided to instruct Professor M in all of her favorite scene of 京鹿子娘道成寺 where 白拍子花子, the leading role who is a dancer in entertainment business puts on a red kimono with 金烏帽子, a golden cap handed from visiting priests of the temple. Although Kikunoe Ryu test for 名取 removed a part Hanako expresses her emotion around the big bell, it seems indispensable for the story.
Master Bando kindly gave Mei-Shun a phone call the other day. Asked how her master was, the latter replied that nothing had been informed. Their communication went blurred sometimes, might reflect minds of those involved in this matter. On the other hand, Professor M, the last student of Master Mei-Shu, requested Mei-Shun to instruct him in Kikunoe-Ryu dance.
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.
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.
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.
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.