Koniki Creates Time For Our Work

Part 15, The Samurai & The Geisha

I’ve spoken of my cousin, Koniki. She is like a little sister to me and she is the first person I thought of when Takamatsu sama realized we needed someone to run the Ramenshop. Koniki is a very quiet girl and is very devoted to the art of cooking.

Koniki is now the proprietor of the Ramenshop.

Koniki provides Taka and me the opportunity to work on our new lands while still being involved in our new community at Kansai. And we need a great deal of opportunity to work on those lands, although there is much natural beauty already there.

As Taka promised, there is a wonderful bamboo forest and a pond that rivals The Meandering Pond of Nishijima.
Taka also built a wonderful surprise on the island in the middle of the pond.
My Taka created this beautiful pavilion for me.
With the assistance of many workers, we reconstructed my Zen garden.
Taka insists on calling the new land, Yordie’s Zen Garden.
He will not hear of any other ideas. /me blushes

All of this work we’ve done in the past weeks has kept us away from our new home. On some nights I wish we had our home here, but we are deep in the forest and I love to be with people. Being with people is why we moved to Kansai in the beginning.

In the coming days, Taka plans to apply for membership in the Kiebatsu Samurai Clan. I am fearful for my husband, but it is important for a samurai in this region to belong to a strong clan.

by Yordie, loving wife of Takamatsu Soke
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About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm also author of the sci-fi novel The Temporal Expeditions, and am working on book 2 of a planned trilogy.
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