It seems that something unfortunate happened to Himeno’s father favorite thing. It’s obvious what it is.
It’s apparent that things are feeling a bit down thanks to it being rainy season, which sets the overall mood of this episode. Of course, Himeno and friends managed to finish some of their creations. Sadly, the same day, Himeno’s father bowl took a tumble and shattered. I must admit that I had the same happened to me when a bowl suddenly shattered very recently. Thankfully, Himeno is fine, but it’s obvious that her father is depressed. It becomes obvious why.
Obviously, Himeno wants to make a bowl for him to cheer him up. Sure, Naoko suggests that Himeno should just buy one, but it’s obvious that it won’t have the same sentimental value. Still, Himeno doesn’t know how long he was using that bowl, which he uses for ochazuke. Sadly, the garbage people collected it already, so Himeno couldn’t get an idea of how it looks like.
Despite the setbacks, Himeno figures out what design matches the closest. It’s cute how Mika thinks a cat design bowl with handles might be cute. I highly doubt Himeno’s father will have an easy time eating from it.
Even so, Himeno struggles in creating the right design. The bowl she made is a bit too heavy. Sure, Mika suggests adding a handle, but that won’t be a bowl, although he might not break it. Still, I think Touko points Himeno in the right direction to just make a bowl that Himeno thinks it would be perfect for her father.
With that, Himeno continues to sketch out her idea. It’s nice for Mika and Touko run into her. Mika bought Himeno a drink. It’s obvious that Touko is curious on the progress Himeno is making. Even so, it’s nice for Mika to give her a jar of pickled plums while Touko lends her a bowl that might suit her father to borrow. Of course, her father seems to like it, which leads Himeno to the right direction.
At last, Himeno created her final design. I find it cute how Mika hugs Himeno. Still, it seems confident that she might get it right. Not only that, she created many bowls that might be a good candidate. Of course, she overhears her father talking about his favorite bowl and revealing that her wife giving it to him. Yep, that puts the pressure on Himeno.
Despite the pressure, Himeno pushes on with the painting the bowl. Obviously, Himeno worked so hard that she slept during class. Still, I like how when Mika opens the kiln, it was shining. Yes, it’s just like opening a treasure chest.
Either way, it ended well in the end, Himeno used the bowl for her father’s meal. Of course, he becomes impressed by his daughter making the bowl. Either way, he seems to like it although he thought the salmon on the bowl was a whale.
In the end, Himeno seems happy that her father liked it. She shared the good news to her friends. Shortly after, she becomes sad that he didn’t eat the same way as he usually does. Obviously, Himeno wants to improve. Hopefully she will eventually to earn his respect.