Rion tries to go home to retrieve the food she left at home. Makoto and Eromu persuade her to return to the tournament, while getting someone to retrieve her forgotten food.
Meanwhile, Chihaya's split toenail is costing her the match against Hayami. We learn about Hayami's calligraphy background and how it relates to karuta, and how she met Yumi Yamamoto, who mentored her in her game.
Eventually, Chihaya makes a temporary bandage on her toe and finally begins to focus on the game, closing the lead Hayami has. And the match continues....
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- Korin Ogata was a Japanese painter, lacquerer and designer, best known for his folding screens and for reviving and consolidating the Rinpa school of painting.