Green Moon

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Mei-Shun went to see her home dentist today. There might be a X-ray photography this time, so earrings would be better to be clipped on, not pierced. Great to see you again, glistening cats. Could you be friendly enough to get in a chic car, descended from her beloved father? Oh, look at a lemon-shaped moon in the sky, like a young fruit through the windscreen with a bit blue shade.

Blanket Baby

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Meow, mom told me that we would have a new moon tomorrow night. It means lunar September starts giving 朔日, the best day to make a wish to Gods. However, weather forecasts say rain might fall all day long. She therefore visited the nearest shrine by car in this morning, drew two omikuji lots. One was 大吉 or the luckiest for dad, the other 末吉 or the least lucky for herself.

Meatball maker for me

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Expectant Ears

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We have 仲秋の名月, the best moon of the year tonight, while it really in full tomorrow. It was raining in the morning, allowed Mei-Shun to use an umbrella during her light walking. She quite likes it, with colorful collection of this artistic gear (on the contrary, Shin takes them just as sticks). Nice scent of garden plants comes up from here and there, carrying their pleasure of bathing after a week.

New Moon

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Lunar August starts from today. It is also 八朔=hassaku, a timing to prepare for typhoons like 二百十日 and 二百二十日 counted from 立春=risshun, the first of 二十四節気. Well, not a storm but a tropical cyclone might come up to cover Kanto Area. Mei-Shun visited the club to dance with Princess Maria, Mr. Hallelujah Sunday and Mr. Tea Time, perspired enough to see her goal weight at night.

 

Step by Step

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Lunar July starts from today. Since we have a new moon at night, Mei-Shun would be happy to play scores praising moonlight on Ms. Piano, composed by Masters Beethoven and Debussy. They say summer still stays on one hand, while she recognized several points of autumn on the other. More and more sunlight comes into rooms in the morning, sunset has got earlier day by day.

 

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