We got a valuable lesson on how to handle genki.
After an introduction on the various methods of molding clay in pottery we joined Himeno working on her festival project, a new cup. Touko was surprised as cups are challenging but encouraged her to go for it.
Mika meanwhile hadn’t been active for a while, claiming she was waiting for inspiration to pop up. Touko’s patience reached her limit. The next she saw her fooling around with Naoko and she’d had enough, questioning her seriousness. Mika’s feelings were hurt and she ran off.
The next day Touko worried Mika hadn’t come in yet. When Himeno offered to brew tea she picked a cute Santa cup. Touko said Mika made it and reflected on her, saying that despite being loud and lively when it came time to work she like no other. Touko lived most of her youth as a potter making everything as precise as possible. It came from the constant praise she sought from her grandfather. As great as she was she envied Mika’s free spirit, wishing she could create things with passion rather than precision. Realizing she missed Mika she ran off to look for her.
Oh right. The latest dad’s cafe plot featured him experimenting with curry recipes in a quest for an original curry of his own. The ones he made already existed but the girls all liked them so it’s all good.