A priest comes to the inn trying to figure out how to purify a Japanese doll that gained consciousness. What will the girls do?
From the looks of it, a person gave a traditional Japanese doll to a priest. It’s because it can move, grow hair and talk. Given her appearance, it seems that a couple owned the doll. It seems that the owner’s wife doesn’t like Japanese dolls. She thinks that her daughter won’t like it. In other words, the husband just left the doll in the closet. Not to mention, his wife doesn’t believe Japanese dolls are popular. It can explain why it can conscious and scared some girls.
With that, the girls try to figure out how to lift the curse off the doll. In the end, the girls ended up changing the doll’s appearance. I have to admit that it’s funny how Sakura cuts the doll’s hair based on Natsume’s suggestion. It seems that she got carried away and now the doll’s hairstyle looks ugly.
Thankfully, Ren, the fashion, hair and makeup expert comes to the rescue. She changes the doll’s hair style to twin tails and dyed her hair purple. She even makes a Lolita kimono dress and dresses the doll with it. Ren thinks that this style would fit more with popular fashion trends. I have to admit that the doll’s new look is a lot cuter than what she looked like before.
In the end, the doll, which Yuzu names her Okiku as she joins the family and put her to work. After all, they can’t have her live there for free. Either way, it seems that the doll troubles revolved itself thanks to the girls. Of course, Urinosuke manages to eat Okiku’s bad dream, which is probably a good thing. Still, it’s hilarious that Sakura chases Okiku in the second half with scissors. Remember, it’s never a good idea to run with scissors.
In the second half, Yuzu and Okiku is tasked to bring food to a special guest to a weaving shed. It seems that she is more concentrated with her weaving than eating or sleeping. Satsuki mentions that the girl’s weaving sound sounds like music. This will become important soon enough.
After Yuzu delivers the rice balls, she cleans the table and starts to hum. The girl who is weaving started to notice. It’s interesting how she talked to Yuzu and shared her own desire to become better than her sisters. Currently, she feels that her weaving skills aren’t up to par compared to her sisters.
It’s understandable why she wants to improve. While Yuzu can’t compare her skills, seeing the girl weave special rain fabric is exciting. Of course, it’s something that the girl and her sisters can do. Either way, the girl seems motivated after Yuzu talked to her. Of course, with Yuzu’s advice, she doesn’t push herself too hard by not eating or sleeping.
In the end, the girl weaving the cloth finished the whole thing. After showing the completed roll of fabric, she has Yuzu hold on one end as she throws it. It creates a nice rainbow. I have to admit that it’s interesting to see the colors come back from the pale colors used in the scenes before the girl throw the finished product. It shows the amount of accomplishment of the girl spending hours weaving the cloth. ¶