The Mizusawa Karuta Club receives the trophy for the Tokyo prefecture preliminaries. Back home, however, Chihaya's sister Chitose's career seems to have more importance than Chihaya's victory in karuta. Her doubt in her abilities, and her guilt for Hokuo Academy's defeat, makes her afraid for her prospects in the coming championship. Taichi eventually talks her out of her self-doubt, and Chihaya finds a little surprise when she goes home.
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