mom 6 7 - I was looking forward for January 1 st to come At...

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I was looking forward for January 1 st to come. At last, the day came. We had wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Yaokan in Akasaka. Ceremony was held in the separate room from the main building. I received a ceremonial sake cup with my four years older uncle, great grandmother, grandmother, grandfather. At that time I extended my right hand out awkwardly to receive a cup. I chose to do so, intentionally, while my burly uncle was being careful and respectful. I felt awkward, however, I even felt brave. When we returned from the ceremony, by walking through the planted wooded area, walking on the stepping stones, my aunt scolded me quietly from behind, “what was that? Why did you behave in such a rude manner?” I realized I made a big mistake. I immediately felt down. All the guests were seated in the hall. I sat right next to my new mother. She was wearing pure white band aid wrapped around her big thumb. I could smell a bit of iodoform from it. I became livelier as people got out of their chairs. When the servers finished dancing, the son of a big kimono shop, some of the same aged kids and I demonstrated a revised sword dance, which was popular at that time. After that my four year older uncle and I demonstrated the regular sword dance. There were 7 or 8 geisha girls. A good looking geisha was sitting right in front of us. My father was a little drunk and mentioned something like, “you are the best looking girl among them” to this
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