Snowy Strawberry

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Most people of our country saw white Tuesday followed by freezing, stormy Wednesday. Mei-Shun stayed safe at home with Mikan-chan, winning Shin who managed to take an off today to enjoy picking up those ruby fruits with his wife. They drove toward the foot of Mt. Tsukuba, found their usual place closed. Bankruptcy? No-no, just after kindergarten children.

Fly to Fukuoka

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Oh, what a busy day for Shin and Mei-Shun it was. The husband returned home around midnight, left this morning before 7 : 00 to the nearest station driven by the wife. She started a laundry machine, read newspaper, hung futon mats, vacuumed all over rooms including stairs and even under a sofa. After a cup of tea, she went out for a bank, postal office and shopping. Now he turns to a business trip.

Joy of Pottery: 1

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Shin and Mei-Shun visited 益子 for the first time on weekend. According to a beautician for the wife, it accommodates almost all shops gathering around the main railway station. In nearby famous 笠間 City, they are scattered a bit too much to find the best place. That is why the husband immediately agreed with her to choose the former town in Tochigi Prefecture.

Weigh Well

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Thanks a million Mikan-chan, for your post yesterday. Yes, Shin and Mei-Shun are in condition excellent enough to allow the wife to make her dream come true. After Sunday brunch followed by 冨貴寄=fuki-yose, they got on Ms. Scarlet to visit a rental storeroom via 乙戸沼 Park. Cherry trees began to change clothes, waterfowls came back to spend winter. So does above couple picking up thick futons later.

Smoggy Skytree

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Mei-Shun went to a hair salon nearby Tokyo Station after a few days more than 2 whole months. With a slight rain, it was not the best for treatment yet cool enough to set bangs again. 牛久 Pond was halcyon as usual, a chimney of a famous noodle maker was working well. However, it was not easy to catch that 634-meter high broadcast tower whose top fully covered by grey clouds.

Export and Import

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Shin went on a business trip to Thailand last week. Yummy souvenirs include Bertholletia or Brazil nuts whose big, rare trees naturally grow in Amazon Rainforest only. People in that smiling country therefore might love this nutritive breed, trade it by cashew and coconuts. It was also the first experience for Mei-Shun to have popular sweet tamarind, dried and packed in the smallest bag.

Brilliant Blue

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Shin, Mei-Shun, Mikan-chan and Ms. Scarlet visited 涸沼=Hinuma Pond on weekend  for the first time. Much smaller compared to 霞ヶ浦=Kasumigaura Lake, while looks cleaner. It may be thanks to rivers flowing into the former, and the sea whose water climbs up to it at high tide. 大杉 Shrine and a swan sit still to observe people playing on the shore.

Stormy Sun

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Mei-Shun cleaned up rooms in earlier morning, avoiding harsh sunlight which leads to a lot of beads on her face. She reserved a hair salon nearby Tokyo Station in the evening, leaving home around 15 : 00. Just before opening the door, Shin gave her a message that it rains hard there. However, the wife found no teardrop on train windows nor streets outdoors. It might be a sudden downpour.

Joy of Gion: 3

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Shin and Mei-Shun had breakfast on higher floor of their regular hotel, saw a young guy in kimono. “He might work at next door,” the wife said meaning 南座. They currently  accommodate kabuki actor 尾上菊之助, or ex-head of Kikunoe Ryu 扇舎 in Nausicaä, Princess of Windy Valley while features 坂東玉三郎 whose 京鹿子娘道成寺 DVD helped her so much.

Joy of Gion: 2

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Shin and Mei-Shun quite liked another float 黒主山=kuronushi-yama. This chic, black stage features one of 六歌仙=roku-kasen, 6 great waka poets 大伴黒主 who looks up a cherry tree in full blossom. Both of 山 like above and 鉾; including their favorite 大船鉾, elder 船鉾, famous leader 長刀鉾=naginata-hoko and 月鉾=tsuki-hoko show all different façades between day and night.