South to North

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Shin was so busy last week that he flew to Fukuoka on Tuesday, came back and saw his wife in Tokyo on Wednesday, turn to Hokkaido on Thursday to stay two nights. Then he worked in Sendai on Saturday before coming home at night. It is said 西へ東へ, from west to east to mean going everywhere in our country. Is moving between longitudes more exhausting than latitudes?

Hokkaido horseies

To Tokyo

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Yes, for a haircut and dinner. It has become rather rare for Mei-Shun to get on a train since that coronavirus started to bite us. Wearing a face mask, she enjoyed her sight-through-window collection including Ushiku Pond, a noodle factory and Sky Tree. Hair treatment by a professional after 2 months was great, yet the best was rendez-vous at the station with Shin who returned from Fukuoka.

5Y + 20Wks

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Yes, Dr. A gave Mei-Shun a phone call of “Yes” 10 days before. It is a big mistake of the latter to forget such an important report to you kind followers. At the same time, this ex-inpatient feels really happy to be relaxed enough to face this matter, thanks to you all. On the other hand, she immediately let Shin know in 江差, Hokkaido on a business trip while mother in 草津.

Fruits of rosa rugosa

Japanese Culture@holiday

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Which would you kind followers prefer, mountain or beach for a little summer vacation? Mei-Shun does the latter, although she means chilling out by the lakeside. She sat in Ms. Scarlet for 7 hours in total yesterday, with the safest driver Shin. They visited mother of the wife in 草津, enjoyed cool weather, pretty 桔梗 balloonflowers loved by their own beloved one and — amazing all three kinds of woodpeckers.

Vidro Popping

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Here a lovely ビードロ or ぽぴん from Nagasaki follows below. Mei-Shun asked Shin to purchase one when he visited that beautiful city in Kyushu on business. She has been there only once when was a student, before seeing grandmother of father’s side lived in Fukuoka. A smaller “vidro” as a souvenir handed from a granddaughter in faraway Tokyo seemed quite satisfied the latter.

Family Lunch

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Shin, mom-in-law and Mei-Shun ate out yesterday. 鶴舞屋 serves good baked eels and nice view of 牛久沼 Pond through wide windows. Weather was very unstable; sudden shower, abrupt stopping and clear sky came after one another. Still, they enjoyed above delicacy chatting in whispers. Maybe because it was the last of 4 serial holidays, tables were almost fully occupied by several other families including young children.

From Germany

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Shin and Mei-Shun visited “Elbe” on weekend. Good dishes are cooked from scratch, with various bottles of imported beer from that country longed for by the wife. Domestic ones are available as well, yet she ardently prefers the former. When the couple arrived at 19 : 00, all tables were empty. Please do not worry, they can attract other guests. Here you have a phone call for a reservation.

Great Ruler

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He must had been. Shin and Mei-Shun mean whom discovered in 三昧塚古墳, where they drove to on weekend. Among a lot of such ancient tomb mounds in southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture, it is their favorite. Neatly made like a park, he always let them walk up to the top by stairs after respectful prayers in mind. Oh, are these pretty bells mutation of lady’s tresses, Your Majesty?

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.

Joy of Yokohama

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… 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.