Hot Holiday

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Mei-Shun made an appointment at a beauty salon nearby Tokyo Station for a haircut today. However, she forgot a big sport event whose opening ceremony would be held in the capital city at night. Well, well, it seems better to take enough distance from there, in the middle of a kind of predicament. Oh, sound of slight rain after a whole week. Now Ms. Piano, could you join her to sing a song of moonlight?

Clear or Cloudy

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Ms. Piano, it was really difficult for you and Mei-Shun to choose scores to sing together yesterday. Weather changed from all clear in the morning to evening thunderstorm, made them wonder which was better; rainy one composed by Master Chopin, or moonlight by Masters Debussy and Beethoven. As a result, the latter was featured according to Shin’s request.

Full Moon

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Mei-Shun cleaned a mirror whose grapevine frame is very cute. She brought it from her parents’ home when married with Shin. However, it reflects her face looking older, maybe because it has been forced to stay in dust since moved to Ibaraki. It is one of sacred items which symbolize Gods at shrines for example, must be kept shining. Now we would expect together that round beauty in the sky tonight.

Opposite Option

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We have 夏至=geshi, the 4th of summer 二十四節気 today. It also means the longest daytime of the year, yet hardly recognized because of rainy season in our country. Ms. Piano, are your keys all right in such humid air? Clouds seem to stop covering the sky tonight. So could you join Mei-Shun to praise moonlight with great scores composed by Masters Debussy and Beethoven?

Call Clair

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We have 小満=shoman, the 2nd of summer 二十四節気 today. It means rainy season in Okinawa connected with next 芒種=boshu, while this week saw 梅雨の走り full of humidity and dark clouds around here. Now Ms. Piano, could you join Mei-Shun to sing moonlight scores composed by Masters Beethoven and Debussy? She saw the 3rd crescent last week, yet that was the only chance so far to see that beauty.

Joy of Park: 1

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Lunar April starts from today, meaning a new moon at night. 染井吉野 has long been expected to bloom in the same month on solar calendars, yet often does within March these days. On the other hand, iris seems to stay in their best season. 乙戸沼 Park accommodates a lot of aquatic plants including that violet beauty, gives Shin and Mei-Shun a kind of relief.

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Today is Showa Day, named after a late emperor who represented an era Mei-Shun was born. Good rainfall continues from early morning. How do you take it, recent all-dry 2 weeks around here? Mei-Shun does as a kind of relief, hearing exultation song from everybody in our garden including Ms. Scarlet. Ms. Piano, shall we sing moonlight scores in order to ask clear sky tomorrow?

Appetite Advancer

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Meow, beautiful Pink Moon is floating in the sky tonight making dad, mom and me really happy. It is shaped like my crisps cut into pieces by her these days. Thanks a lot, yet please do not forget — leftover of them on a bowl in next mornings is not tasty enough, even if moved onto clean one. A bit grams of new, little half moons would allow my mouth to chew more.

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Missing Moon

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So lunar March starts from today. Mei-Shun takes it really lucky to be able to see Princess Maria, Ms. Last One and Madoka-chan for dancing together celebrating true season of peach flowers. The same month on solar calendar was abnormally warm, looks like exchanging temperature and rainfall with current one. Or are we April fools joked by 2021?

Happy Home

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We would see a full moon tonight, with 3 days left for current month. Mei-Shun takes it a kind of lucky, since these are ones February in 丑 never has. With all the same arrangement starting from Monday, one fourth of 2021 would elapse soon. She seems to have got used to her new weeks made of kabuki dance, horsey riding and Ms. Piano beside Shin and Mikan-chan of course.