“I wanted to play as many matches as possible at nationals and get stronger in karuta. I want to follow the path to becoming stronger. And I want to win against Shinobu-chan. The strongest in Japan… No, I want to become the strongest in the world.”
I was never good at anything. I never had any dreams. But, Arata told me
that if I become the best karuta player in Japan, I would be the best
in the world. If I can be the best in the world at something, I think
it’s worth a shot.