Arata announces in his school in Fukui that he wants to open a high school karuta club so that he can fight against the Mizusawa Karuta Club at one point. Back at the Mizusawa Karuta Club everybody is fired up to practice for the next tournament. However, Taeko-sensei enters and announces that the Eastern Queen Qualifiers schedule is overlapped with the school's field trip. Miyauchi-sensei states that she won't allow any excuses; nonetheless Chihaya has a hard time to choose between the two.
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