After Touko managed to reconcile with her grandfather, Himeno continues her search for inspiration.
Despite Himeno clearing her mind thanks to Touko from the pressures of creating something worthy for the empty shelf as winter comes. However, it seems that she aimlessly trying to make something on the pottery wheel. Mika notices that Himeno is spacing out as she keeps it spinning the wheel without manipulating the clay with her hands.
Of course, Jimena finally texted Himeno as she invites her and her friends to see her finished piece. It’s basically a Japanese dinner set with designs based on Mexican culture. It’s nice how she made a small dinner set. Yep, she wanted to respect the Japanese tradition of setting meals for deceased relatives. While she wanted to sell her pieces, she can’t since she needs more years of training. Kind of weird despite how good they looked. Such a shame.
Meanwhile, Himeno’s father feels that he is pushing his daughter a bit too hard on filling the empty spot. We see a nice flashback of Himeno living with her father in Tokyo. That is when he was still working as a salary man. Apparently, he was about to go into the supermarket when Himeno came out. It’s nice to see her be a responsible girl, although he felt that this limited her creativity and showing her full potential. She also apparently joined the home economics club during middle school.
As Himeno heads home with Naoko, Naoko decides to take her somewhere. Yep, it’s a nice moment when Himeno shares her scarf with Naoko. Naoko of course encourages Himeno to make a mug, but she is reluctant since this is what her mother usually makes. She eventually decides to do so after Naoko encourages her by making it her style. After all, if Touko can make something how she wants, Himeno can make a mug that embodies her unique style.
Thanks to Naoko and Mami’s push with her recalling her time in the literature club, Himeno might be up to something. While the poem Mami created was cringey poem after seeing Himena’s statue. Even so, her teacher praised her attempts, which of course convinced her to study literature more and eventually become a teacher. Hopefully with that, Himeno can broaden her horizon and make the thing she can become proud of.
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