We have 小暑=shousho, the 5th of summer 二十四節気 today. Rainy season is expected to finish soon on solar calendar, yet seems to prolong this year as well. And 七夕=tanabata to celebrate annual rendezvous for 織姫=ori-hime represented by Vega and 彦星=hikoboshi by Altair, normally difficult to see them in the sky from the ground. However, kind slight sunlight reached Mei-Shun who loves to dry futon outdoors.
Mei-Shun cleaned a mirror whose grapevine frame is very cute. She brought it from her parents’ home when married with Shin. However, it reflects her face looking older, maybe because it has been forced to stay in dust since moved to Ibaraki. It is one of sacred items which symbolize Gods at shrines for example, must be kept shining. Now we would expect together that round beauty in the sky tonight.
Thank you so much, Professor M or Shimaneko-sensei. Yes, Mei-Shun anticipated a “supermoon” and total eclipse of it tonight. Princess Maria and Ms. Last One, are you interested in it? Please listen, there seems to be less people outdoors in daytime. That might be because many of them prepared to observe this natural, yet incredible phenomenon.
… or China Town Mei-Shun means. Her favorite weather forecast aired in the evening sometimes features night view of the most famous port city in Kanto area, attracts her so much that she asked Shin a drive on weekend. Precious sunlight during rainy season let them feel satisfied with beautiful sight, strolling around flamboyant streets. 福満園 and 聘珍樓 are on their recommendation list.
Thank you so much, Ms. Last One. You played a role of Mei-Shun’s partner for gallop yesterday, very well done. Do you know that piano score aired in the field? It is “A Maiden’s Prayer” composed by Ms. Badarzewska. Actually, she seems to be featured often these days. A professional pianist chose it on TV, let above amateur know that she does not need to be in a hurry. Slowly, precisely and amorously.
Mei-Shun loves it, partly because this breed has ever supported her on business. When felt tired, she used to remove sight from the desk and took a glance at a window. There one of them looked her back, sometimes in full blossom. Other times let it snow by petals. Their longevity compared to popular 染井吉野 attracts her as well, with shades ranging from bright pink to white.
Shin and Mei-Shun visited their favorite place of the best night sakura. This weekend had snow in Tokyo while sleet in Tsuchiura, seemed much to hurt cherry blossoms. Still, they were so beautiful that let above couple get off Ms. Scarlet to take photos. Cold wind blew shots by the husband a bit, gave a petal on the window to protect one of them on driver’s seat.
2020 sees cherry blossom quite earlier than usual in Kanto Area. Mei-Shun feels happy to meet her friends living in various places, from a park to a horsey riding club. Oh, spring storm, please do not roar so much. They have just reached 80% blossom, still keep lovely pink buds. If you let them open on weekend, they might be able to greet the last white snow.
Thanks a million, Shin. He brought Mei-Shun a lovely bouquet made of sunflower, rose and mint. “Since you heard frail,” he told his wife the reason. Such a little surprise always makes her the happiest. And ball-point-pens featuring summer flowers are also his gift. Others include dahlia and gerbera, with the latter no choice of color on the net. However, he gave her one in ivory she preferred the most.
Shin and Mei-Shun met at one of their favorite Japanese cuisine restaurant for lunch today. The biggest reason why the wife asked a favor of the husband follows below — grilled sweetfish. She would like to have it with him at least once in July, when fishing of this delicacy starts from the beginning. Oh, how dynamic it looks accompanied by 蓼酢=tade-su, herb-flavored vinegar.