After receiving Arata's message, Chihaya visits Shiranami Karuta Society, where she has a match with Harada-sensei. Later, she peeks into the Mizusawa Karuta Club and sees how the members have grown together. She realizes she still wants to play karuta with them and enters the high school karuta preliminaries ahead of them. The club welcomes her back, though she gets the last place.
Meanwhile, Shinobu faces difficulties looking for a part time job.
In order of appearance:
- Kana-chan's eyelashes have increased in number here, from three on each eye, to four.