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Ichiro: cards #61~65 “5ive Set / Farm, Minako, Canadian, Rice, Superstar” 12.2~9.2020

5 – count ’em 5ive – new #Ichiro cards for your on-going collection from early Dec. 2020 (Reiwa 2), series includes:

Ichiro: card “Farm guys” hanging out at uncle Mac’’s goat Emporium Rural Caprine Farm with a haiku post box in the sunshine
Ichiro: card “meeting Minako-san” the remarkable elder lady proprietor of the finest tiny restaurant with ridiculous Okonomiyaki & a completely psychedelic painter (minus the psychedelics)
Ichiro: card “Officially Canadian“ no big deal, came with an awesome sweater and a citizenship certificate
Ichiro: card “Let’s try rice!“A.k.a. “Snacktime“ or “spoonful of wasabi…“ Yep, trying a little bit of sort of solid food in the form of smashed up rice soup. Next step, pierogies
Ichiro: card “Okayama superstar” our prefecture ain’t so famous (unless you count peaches, peach boy legend, denim and school uniforms…) but that’s changing with this dashing dude

Ichiro: card #60 “Child Prodigy-ish” 12.1

Ichiro card 60 / “Child Prodigy-ish” (Glenn Gould Redux)
Won’t say he is *concert-ready* quite yet but he’s using fingers not fists, posture is solid, chord shapes developing… another couple months he should be ready for Okayama Symphony Hall.
 
Will let you know when tickets go on preorder.

Ichiro: card #59 “Generations of Fujitas”(in Tsuchida) / 11.28

Ichiro: card #59 “Generations of Fujitas”(in Tsuchida) / 11.28

These shining lights continue to connect the centuries of culture & community The family gravestones go back so far the words are obscured / we wash (sometimes), light incense (Nag Champa in this case), clap and bow + bit of a conversation > In this case, namesake Grandfather Ichiro & Grandmother Tomiko’s ohaka / note: this “ohaka” has served as an important destination and part this year’s actions as documented in this archive.

Ichiro: card #58 “Capn’s Chair”/ 11.21

Ichiro: card #58 “Capn’s Chair”/ 11.21

This chair helps strengthen up his back for sitting up and such fun!  

Ichiro: card #53~57 “Dapper, Nice, Out n About, Gathering Stories, Rookie”/ 11.5

5 new Ichiro cards #io in the ongoing series… Coming from the last fortnight in spectacular & pleasantly autumnal Okayama, Japan. 

This assortment includes:

Ichiro: card #52~56 “Fancy hat and mustache” (dapper, esq)
Ichiro: card #52~56 “Nice to meet you” (dandy man)
Ichiro: card #52~56 “Out n about” (in the stroller towards the post office)
Ichiro: card #52~56 “Gathering Stories” (with Frederick)
Ichiro: card #52~56 “Rookie of our year” (with jersey of the goat)

Ichiro: card (bonus) “Boo”(Halloween Canucks) / 10.31

Ichiro: card (bonus) “Boo”(Halloween Canucks) / 10.31

At a special Halloween (safe and all that) gathering at local community centre / for our “trick or treat” station, we did insta-photo with annotations and kids chose stickers (sent by R & S in Montréal) Mama was a Canucks hockey player and Papa rocked lederhosen (possibly documented elsewhere).

Ichiro: card #52 “Thanks for the Treats” (postal) / 10.27

Ichiro: card #52 “Thanks for the Treats” (postal) / 10.27

Memo: So much awesome stuff arriving in the mail these last days/weeks/months.

We are all very grateful and doing our best to send each of you a proper personalized thank you card.

In the meanwhile, we send our sincere gratitude for your thoughtfulness, efforts and (often excessive) postal rates.

As always, keep an eye on your post box, ya never know when something will come through the portal. 

Ichiro: card #52 “Oh the Places…”(you’ll go go GO!) / 10.24

Ichiro: card #52 “Oh the Places…”(you’ll go go GO!) / 10.24

…Once he stows aboard on a tramp freighter heading through the south seas, he’ll make it… with nothing but his satchel of poetry and pressed flowers. Thanks to Uncle Anders for the Dr. Seuss art.

Ichiro: card #48~51 “Roar, Track Suit, Burger, Twinning”/ 10.23

4 New Ichiro Cards in a busy month catching up on all sorts of life stuff (glasses, ID cards, dentists, construction plans and Ryoko back to work…) see “Personal Musings” for more. Anyhow, importantly, more Ichi-kun! (collect ‘em all for best results)

Ichiro: card #48~51 “Ichi-Roar” with lion (long-ago gift from Andrew or James – really don’t know – Olson)
Ichiro: card #48~51 “Burger time” at Heap #Okayama (bigger than his head!)
Ichiro: card #48~51 “Tracksuit Magic” (papa’s best outfit ¥700)
Ichiro: card #48~51 “Twinning” in tiny kitchen (w/ mama Ryoko Olson)

Ichiro: card #47 “Goat Farm”(with moustache) / 10.10

Ichiro: card #47 “Goat Farm” (with moustache) / 10.10

Meanwhile, earlier in the week – before spectacle shop and wedding officiating, yet before a dentist appointment – we went to our favourite hideaway: Rural Caprine Farm, Mac Kobayashi, proprietor. Hung out of the porch and checked in on the garden and views. 

Ichiro: card #46 “Moshi moshi, Ichiro desu” / 10.2

Ichiro: card #46 “Moshi moshi, Ichiro desu” / 10.2

Ichiro: card #46 “Moshi moshi, Ichiro desu” / 10.2

PS “no i don’t wish to purchase insurance, please do not call here again”

#io collect the series for best results

Ichiro: card #45 “99 days” / 9.30

Ichiro: card #45 “99 days” / 9.30

Ichiro: card #45 “99 days” / 9.30

99 days  / Each better than the last somehow.

The vocalizations, the smile, the happy demeanor, the active eyes… All of it so wonderful!

PS have an *actual* photo shoot scheduled to celebrate 100 days (101 but close enough)… We didn’t do a pro shoot during the pregnancy or well, up to here… The conundrum is choosing which adorable outfit to wear (for him and mom and papa)

#io collect the series for best results