Missing You

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Eight years have passed since Mei-Shun’s beloved father started his longest journey. A bit busy in daytime, she made a phone call to her mother living alone in the evening. Yes, mom, it rained 涙雨 during his funeral, left us full of tears before seeing clear sunlight. Oh, look at that 十五夜 moon. She might kindly come up to soothe our mind in spite of rainy season.

Moon in Mind

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We see 朔 of lunar May today. Mei-Shun visited Master Mei-Shu in the morning for a lesson, feeling somehow miraculous to dance 娘道成寺 on the best day to make a wish. 師範 certificate is one of her targets expected to be completed within 2017. Actually, she might be the last dancer who could acquire it supported by current Master Mei-Shu, who seems to become senile fast.

Petits Cactus

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Ohhhh, you are so cute. This breed survives freezing winter in our garden, grows these little babies on each “leaf” around 八十八夜=hachiju-hachi-ya, 88th day after 立春 when the last frost might cover the ground, every year. You might not feel better than a few days before — it remains raining all day today, with continued cold air from yesterday. Expected 十五夜 full moon cannot see you tonight.

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.

Lunar March

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Yes, it starts from today. That might be why our garden princess gave her first bloom. It is so interesting that the more distant a bud is from the trunk, the sooner it blooms. That makes her look like putting on a melon kimono from the bottom. Now it gets dark, your mother would play piano in moonlight scores to help you — we do not have it in the sky tonight.

 

Awful Assignment

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Shin has the worst symptom of hay disease today. Waking up early in the morning, he asked Mei-Shun to let him sleep on the sofa for a while. At 7:00, he gave up going out and returned to the bed. A sudden day off makes his wife a nurse, mother and secretary. Of course she works hard, yet never happy to. Oh, beautiful 十三夜 moon, thank you so much for your heart-purifying coming up.

New Year’s Eve

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… on lunar calendar it is today. We have been able to see the moon early in the morning, becoming thinner and thinner. It was impossible to find her high in eastern sky, even with Shin’s good eyesight. We miss her a lot while Mei-Shun is a bit happy thanks to the bathroom scale: she lost one sac of sugar. Has she been paralleled with the moon in shape? Then she has to be very careful not to do so from today! Anyway, shall we have a little tea party on ささらがたand 冨貴寄?