十三夜

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Thank you so much, Professor M. He reminded Mei-Shun of the thirteenth moon or 栗名月 seen last night. It abruptly turned to the end of autumn from Sunday with a cold, too cold rainfall. Putting on 袷=awase or a double kimono, Mei-Shun visited Master Bando’s place today to start lesson of 松の寿, 長唄. On the other hand, Ms. S would dance 寿, 大和楽 on a stage anticipated next year.

Pretty Posture

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Meow, we have 寒露=kanro, the 5th of autumnal 二十四節気 today. It means that dewdrops would be frozen in cold air, yet it seems all different. Room temperature keeps a bit below 30 degrees Celsius in daytime, above 20 all through the night. Mom told me that a beautiful 3rd crescent welcomed her at the nearest station, where she picked dad up in the evening.

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Joy of Walking: 2

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So lunar September starts from today. Mei-Shun visited the nearest shrine again to greet Gods first, then draw 2 omikuji. She saw 吉=kichi, lucky lots for both of the couple; one for Shin numbered the 21st, the other for herself the 45th. Now is the time to jump and stretching under that great tree. Oops, please do not bite her, mosquito. Your season is already over.

Rice Rounds

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Mei-Shun resumed her cycle of our main staple. Simple and the best white rice, called 銀シャリ comes first. Her favorite breed above means “a silver crescent”, written in an unique kanji letter. Pearl barley or もち麦 would be added to the next, reasonable Ibaraki products often employed. Porridge is the last choice, kindly wash inner pan of her rice cooker.

居待月

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September has just a week left including today. Every month, every day is important for Mei-Shun who learned that everybody has an invisible hourglass to count her/his life. She makes it a rule to find good points, upload such matters only toward this site to share them with you kind followers. She cordially wish 1 more of you would visit here to see 4-3-2 queue neatly soon.

十五夜

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We are on lunar August 15th, the best full moon of the year 仲秋の名月 is expected tonight. It is also called 芋名月=imo-meigetsu, a good moon of potato. Not meaning cut-surface shape of normal one, but the beginning of taro season. Mei-Shun loves it, while gloves are indispensable to wash and peel fresh ones. And oh, thanks a million for bringing souvenirs made of sweet potato, Shin.

Flower Flavor

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Yes, autumn has come. Mei-Shun caught nice scent in a recent morning, looked around yet could not find any tree. Her horsey riding club also has a big fragrant olive, already bloomed a bit. Princess Maria, do you recognize it? Those little, yellowish orange flowers let us relax enough to enjoy cool wind through sunlight still strong. And Professor M, thank you so much for above artistic image.

No Moon

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But me, meow. Lunar August called 八朔=hassaku starts from today with 白露=hakuro, the 3rd of autumnal 二十四節気 as well. Mom visited the nearest shrine again to greet Gods, make a wish and draw omikuji lots. 末吉=sue-kichi and 吉=kichi, lucky this time, purr. Even the former has good contents, while the latter to be kept folded for dad to read when he comes home.

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Murky Moon

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Recent wet and cool Obon season taught Mei-Shun that summer is going, autumn is coming. For example, she was really happy to hang futon mats outdoors after waiting as long as 10 days. However, no warmth was left when she brings them in around 17 : 00 — they kept heat within even at dusk a month before. Sunset is getting sooner, sunrise later. More and more sunlight is creeping into rooms.

Merciful Moon

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Thank you so much, Professor M. He is one of the best photographers Mei-Shun knows, especially good at that beauty in the sky. We are expecting her in full on Sunday, 22nd when Mikan-chan meows twice. And the same to you, Ms. Last One and Princess Maria. Southern wind blows calmer, let us feel cooler after 16 : 00 outdoors. Oh, look up at another there just started to shine.