White Shade


His coat must be a good sun-breaker, yet it does not work for Vanilla Arc. He has little endurance in summer, breathes hard soon after lessons start even in the evening. Mei-Shun feels his condition through a saddle, very sorry for forcing him such a labor — she would like to win a certificate within this month, reserved him as a partner to help her. Honey, shall we shower together next time?


Half Way Through


Mei-Shun has learned how to dance 汐汲. We use a pair of balanced pails for the first quarter of this dance while a 三段傘= triple-layered parasol for the last. These big tools are not easy to handle elegantly — Mei-Shun would rent the latter as she did for the spear last year. Now her practice at home starts.

Nice to See U


Hello, Madoka-chan. Please make sure of Mei-Shun as one of your fostered mothers. We would start from walking together to washing place where we treat, prepare and release your harness. You have to learn first to stay calm here. Oh, do not say to go home after 5 minutes. Let’s make your patience longer little by little, while this mom make her preparation time shorter.

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Here is a handmade pair of pails for Shio-Kumi practice. Thank you so much, Master Mei-Shu. That story features pretty sisters named 松風 and 村雨, who were involved in sea salt making at a small, remote village. One day, they saw a noble guy in a banishment penalty and fell in love with him.


Back to the Ground


…for horseback riding. Mei-Shun had to cancel lessons three times this month, giving priority to her stage, yet missing lovely horses so much. And this morning, she was fairly felicitous to meet Curly Prince, the eldest guy among more than 100 horses owned by our club. He puts on a thick coat, might be the fluffiest as well. Yes, you are right. It looks winter has already come.

Review by Master


Mei-Shun visited Master Mei-Shu for after-stage greeting. She was gentle enough to praise her student, while pointed out a slight mistake. She found Mei-Shun’s hands open when all fingers must have been attached to each other, kept straight. Dancers should be careful from the top of the wig toward the bottom of tabi socks.