Chihaya leaves the hospital just as the team competition ends, and receives an unexpected visitor as well as a gift from Arata. She has recovered enough to be able to participate in the individual competition. Here she discovers that the mysterious girl in the shrine is Shinobu Wakamiya, the youngest reigning Queen of karuta.
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- Chihaya received a box of habutae mochi from Arata, passed along from other people. Some English translations wrote it down as habutane mochi.
- Habutae mochi is made by kneading high quality mochi rice; it's a famous confection that has a history of more than 100 years.