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let’s clean!

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Earlier in the year, Miko-chan had asked Mama Kōjin if the next community workshop could be one that looked at tips for cleaning, as she loved to help with the…

title image to the post featuring a cartoon fox face in a circle with the date and a beetle going across

a closing of doors…

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On the morning of 28th September, Kiku was intrigued by the title of the current five-day marker in the old seasonal almanac. He read it as ‘hibernating creatures close their…

a seasonal concealment…

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When the little fox Kiku came down to breakfast on the morning of the 18th August he noticed that the calendar on the wall had a graphic of Tokyo that…

a hint of warmer days…

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On the morning of 20th April, Kiku and Miko-chan found Mama Kōjin outside the bathhouse directing Boss Panda has he leant up some screens against the kitchen window, which softened…