Morning Moon

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Meow, mom and dad woke up before 4 o’clock. 十六夜=i-za-yo-i moon already slimmed a little toward 立待月=tachi-machi-zuki or 17th, floating in the western sky. He took a bath and drove to Haneda Airport for a business trip to Hokkaido. She came back upstairs, put her smart phone beside a cushion on the sofa. You would like me to sleep on your legs? Of course I would, purr.

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Full Moon

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Yes, we expect her tonight, thanks to the end of rainy season. Mei-Shun heard that it was for the first time in recent 13 years for those humid months to reach amazing this month. So the real summer has come. Normal temperature over 30 degrees Celsius hits almost every day. Oh, dear green necklace, sunlight of the late afternoon is too bright for you. Please come in, let’s look up the sky with mom.

Score of moon night

 

Chrysanthemum Circle

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Mr. O, the husband of beloved Master Mei-shu gave a phone call to Mei-Shun. She asked him the other day weather any piece of 手拭=te-nugui, cotton cloth of face towel size is left available with 紋=mon, seal of Kikunoe Ryu dyed on. His reply was no, while kindly lend some as samples to make new one for her stage in autumn. Well, the 3rd crescent of lunar June, Master knows all as you do above clouds.

Three Women

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Mei-Shun visited mother’s home to meet her for the first time after 3-month request to stay within (rather than prohibition to go out of) Ibaraki prefecture. Her elder sister joined as well, enjoyed family lunch. No virus infection is sincerely hoped to throw a wet blanket on them. Oh, what a clear, rare and beautiful moon! It looks like a scoop of snow-white ice cream to be topped on a cone.

MS’s sister is good at sewing.

Sobbing Sound

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Yes, Mikan-chan, it really was. Lunar May started on Sunday, partial solar eclipse was expected as well. However, grey clouds covered the sky with a slight shower in the afternoon, Mei-Shun could not even see the sun. She therefore gave it up, concentrated on Ms. Piano. She made this poor player shocked at Allegro among Impromptus, Opus 90 by Master Schubert which HAD been in her repertoire …

Stars still seen on the ground

Great Greeting

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Princess Maria, Mr. Tea Time, Ms. Last One and Ms. Sagittarius, it is Mei-Shun’s greatest pleasure to see you again. It took longer than 6 weeks for her to restart dance with you. Many changes were seen in the clubhouse, while all of you seem as lively and healthy as before that novel coronavirus deterred her from meeting you. Oh, slender crescent of the 3rd day is shining among clouds in sunset pink.

Look @Moon

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Meow, mom resumed kabuki dance lesson at home. She means to remember how to dance 恋の手習い=love lesson part of 京鹿子娘道成寺 within this month. Just go ahead, purr. It is clear today, would let us see a full moon at night. It also should have been a chance for Professor M, her only student to visit her, yet had to be canceled. I wish they can share practice in yukata next month.

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Kimono Feather

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Lunar April starts from today. Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine, asked Gods to give protection onto her kabuki dance practice at home. Omikuji lots say … hi, gorgeous pheasant boy, great to hear your love song again. Listen, one for Shin was No. 23 kichi=lucky while the other for herself No. 39 kyo=the worst luck. The latter number is read “than-kyu” in Japanese, appreciating her fortune?

Too good at standing with his back to sunlight.

Sakura Moon

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Meow, sudden shower, stormy wind and weird virus have forced me and mom to stay at home from weekend. It is just as usual — my realm is here, she prefers to keep social distance. Let’s therefore enjoy warm sunlight through windows in daytime, bright moonlight at night, purr. We are expected to see a full moon tonight. Called with “pink” or “super” before, it is the biggest in 2020.

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Lunar March

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So recent お彼岸=o-higan passed by, lunar calendar reached solar one. Mei-Shun visited her mother who kindly waited with handmade ohagi of course. It was one of favorite sweets of beloved father, has smooth surface these days stroked with wet cotton cloth. “When we were young, it was a bigger ball like a full moon covered with a lot of little horns,” she always says with a smile.

Queen Mom, mother of Momo-chan