White Shade

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His coat must be a good sun-breaker, yet it does not work for Vanilla Arc. He has little endurance in summer, breathes hard soon after lessons start even in the evening. Mei-Shun feels his condition through a saddle, very sorry for forcing him such a labor — she would like to win a certificate within this month, reserved him as a partner to help her. Honey, shall we shower together next time?

Second Time

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Mei-Shun fell from horseback again. It seemed better than the first, horrible one in which she hit muddy ground on left hip. She nearly got off Tie Crescent from legs, staggered a little to kneel. Thanks to a vest with airbag, she had no hurt.

However, failure is failure. Actually, she might know the reason: she felt something weird in riding technique, let her concentration wander.

 

 

Dance in Kimono

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Lesson at Master Mei-Shu’s residence resumed from today. However, she still has too much pain in legs to dance. That makes Mei-Shun to feel more responsible for herself: it is her who takes the initiative in learning and sophisticating 娘道成寺. Oh, clear moon of 十三夜 floats in the sea of dark blue sky. Would you support her with such a serene image? Yes, she would like to move smoothly as you do.

Lesson in Person

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Mei-Shun feels so happy to see Master Mei-Shu again. It took several months for her to recover from a backache. How painful it is all depends, Mei-Shun has not been able but to worry. Thanks to the DVD, she has learned 30% of クドキ=kudoki, the most important part of 京鹿子娘道成寺. However, image watching means a labor to change right to left for a dancer, never allows her to spare time.

Practice Alone

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Master Mei-Shu has a serious pain in the back. She asked her students one-month off, saw a doctor recently. According to her email, computed tomography did not give any hint of cause, detailed examination would be conducted. Her 道成寺 performance on DVD would replace lessons soon. Mei-Shun feels so sorry for her, while thinks of responsibility she would owe to her own students in the future.

Correct Movement

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On piano practice, Mei-Shun found an interesting matter. Her wrists move like going on  gently-sloped hills when she plays a score for finger exercise. A long tone with pedaling makes a small circle by the right wrist, in clockwise or counterclockwise directions depending on melody. When quick touch is required, wrists are fixed at a height to relieve each finger. They all occur in precise performance only.

Cold Gale

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A phone call came from Master Mei-Shu’s husband. He said his wife looked sick, had to cancel today’s lesson. That is terrible for her, yet what is going on? Just a second before, Mei-Shun sent an E-mail to the master, asking to let her student put kimono on after driving. It was so windy that long sleeves and tight wrapping of legs seemed to disturb safe handling of a car. Master replied simply, “I see”. Anyway, please take care. Such a stormy weather must be hard for her to endure.