The Tokyo Preliminaries comes to a close. Tsuboguchi-sensei comforts the grieving members of the Homei High School Karuta Club. Hiro-kun leaves some parting words to Chihaya. And Chihaya walks home with the rest of the Mizusawa Karuta Club.
Meanwhile, Shinobu is on her third day selling pastries at a pastry shop. Her dreams of financial independence are dashed, however when she is fired for her lack of skills. Her grandmother tells her she will be the first professional karuta player.
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