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The Night is Nearly Past is the 23rd episode of Chihayafuru.

Summary

Chihaya becomes depressed about losing and shuts herself inside a locker but is convinced to come out when Harada sensei competes against Sudo in order to call off the bet to make Chihaya shave her head. Harada makes it to the semi-finals whilst Yumi goes on to progress to the Queen Challenger match. Meanwhile, Arata, who lost in the fourth round of his tournament, tries to concentrate on practicing his karuta but has trouble finding people willing to play against him. In the Master/Queen challenger matches, Yumi wins the opportunity to go against Shinobu whilst one of Harada's students loses in the Master challenger match. On Christmas Eve, the club members take a break from karuta to attend christmas parties held by their respective classes. Following her party, Chihaya decides to give Arata a call.

Poems of the Episode

Characters

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Trivia

  • Kanade becomes aware of Taichi's love for Chihaya in this episode.

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