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?

Soothe Sadness

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Meow, mom started to learn on Ms. Piano how to play Étude Op.10-3 “Tristesse” or “L’Adieu” composed by Master Chopin. Such feeling comes from hurt Ame-chan, a molar tooth on her upper right jaw. Already 70% artificial, it was recently found cracked in natural part. That sometimes causes a kind of pimple on gum, forces her to take an antibiotic.

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Finger Fatigue

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TV news featured a lady soon reaching 100 years old this morning. She played well the 1st movement of “Moonlight” and “For Elise” composed by Master Beethoven. These are in repertoire of Mei-Shun who has approximately half the age of above grandma. Ms. Piano, do you understand why neither of them play the 3rd movement of the former piece again?

Spring Sea

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Mei-Shun thought of the stage performance by beloved Master Mei-Shu to 春の海=haru-no-umi. This score is played by 箏=koto and 尺八=shaku-hachi, vertical bamboo flute. Such ones are quite difficult to dance to, for the reason that they have no fixed story. Lyrics therefore make it easier to imagine how leading roles look, move and speak. By the way, does it have piano arrangement?

Poor Princess

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Oh, what happened to Nausicaä? Or to Mei-Shun who asked Shin to order a score book composed by Mr. H. Joe. It was to play “Windy Valley” featuring above heroine on Ms. Piano, yet these clumsy fingers touch a lot of wrong keys today. They spare no time to practice “Princess of Mononoke” instead for latest months, making it sound so-so if played slowly.

And to U, Mademoiselle Vert.

 

Warm White

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Today’s music aired at the horsey riding club reminded Mei-Shun of her repertoire again — Impromptus, Opus 90, Allegro composed by Master Schubert. She practiced that bright tune too much after dancing with Princess Maria, has got a bit hurt in fingers. The former is currently better at reining the latter lady, might receive message from the  great artist.

Karin-chan, one of stable-dwelling cats

No Nocturne

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Mei-Shun’s horsey riding club always airs classical music. There may be a radio program featuring famous scores like “The Nutcracker” composed by Master Tchaikovsky, “Carmen” by Master Bizet, etc. Today’s menu had all piano pieces including that dulcet score by Master Chopin. It reminded her repertoire to try at home, made a disastrous result.

Ms. Red Plage

Charming Comer

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Hi, a ladybug with 7 stars on wings, welcome into Ms. Scarlet driven by Mei-Shun. It is warm enough here to make you wake up from hibernation, isn’t it? Please listen, she means to choose a few new scores from those layered on Ms. Piano. What would you like to sing, if you could enter her room? Oh-oh, you would not but fly away. Good luck, you know well the best way to survive.

My Day

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It is, the first of this year. I had my hind left paw bleed lately, mom shocked and half-cry when she greeted me in early morning. It was just caused by a claw who failed to peel well, no pain left. I do not mind, so don’t you please. By the way, great to hear Ms. Piano sing again after one- night pause. That busy player squeezed a time to cut nails, stopped ticking on keys. Purr …

Can U find a white moon?

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He or She

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Which of Shin and Mei-Shun won it? They had a “galette des rois”, birthday cake for the wife last night, yet found no fève. She always has a privilege to choose a place to cut first, tried again. Seen just next to cut side, praise advent of a tiny pot of flower. Ms. Piano, thanks a lot for keeping the box. The wife could not open your lid for serial two nights, promises to play you tonight after dancing with horseies.