It’s fall and on the way home, Mika talks to a flowerpot statue shaped like a god. Since it’s talking, it’s obvious that we are getting a backstory.
I find it funny how the clay complains about Mika mistreating the clay. It’s apparently special clay as Touko revealed it’s the last batch from Gotomaki. Touko eventually reveals that it’s clay that is traditionally for Mino ware. Since the clay is all mined up, this is what makes this batch particularly special. Therefore, Mika wants to make something unique with it.
As expected, it seems that Mika is kneading the clay by stepping on it. Of course, Himeno joins on the action until Touko catches them. She ends up putting it in a pug mill, wrap it up and put it in the box overnight.
It’s obvious that the clay wants Touko to make something good from it as she makes traditional pottery. Apparently, it doesn’t like Mika who make strange, but cute creatures that comforts her. Sadly, the clay receives treatment from the latter. Yes, from the cheerful Mika who tears the clay as a mad scientist of some sort.
While Mika’s first iteration didn’t turn out right, the clay thought it was done for. Not so fast as Mika redoes the whole thing and gets it right on the second try. It appears that she wants to make a god just like the one outside the club room. The one outside uses the same special clay from a different, but earlier batch.
Thankfully, it came together on the second try, although it got a little wet from the summer rain. After drying, Mika did the staining. I find it funny how when Mami and Naoko brings in the treats, Mika gets excited and accidentally spatter some black paint. Yep, she messed up the eyebrows, but she managed to fix it. She did so by giving it bushy eyebrows.
In the end, it seems that the top of the head had a crack. While Mika thought she ruined her sculpture, she decides to make the hole as a place to plant something on. In other words, she can plant flowers, which will make it seem like it has hair. Thankfully, it works out in the end thanks to Mika’s creativity. Either way, it’s interesting how she created another god statue.
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That was an especially funny episode xD
Interesting to see the narrator get an origin story. We learned more pottery stuff so it’s enjoyable and educational as always.
Yes, it’s interesting, but not too surprising since Mika is working with special clay after all