One day Yune decides to help Claude, but uses some gloves that belonged to Claudes belated father. Claude loses his temper and yells at her to get out. Later, Claude cant find her anywhere in the shop.
One day Alice invites Yune to the Grand Magasin, but Claude considers the department store an enemy of the Galerie. As such, he cant bring himself to let her go. In exchange, he suggests they go out on a picnic.
One of their best customers commissions a new sign and Claude must confront the design his father left behind. Yune tries her best to work hard while Claude is away, but comes across a device shes never seen before.
Alice and Yune enjoy a Japanese-style tea party in the courtyard. Meanwhile, Camille and Claude watch over them as they reflect on times past. They remember how when they were children new inventions such as the automobile and train seemed so exciting.
Claude reluctantly escorts Yune to a tea party at the Blanche Residence and enjoys a conversation with Camille. Yune tells Alice various Japanese fairytales. As a sign of gratitude, Alice tells Yune about her childhood.
While Yune is keeping watch over the store, a poor-looking boy appears. Yune is distraught by how differently people view children here than they do in Japan. She begins to feel rather poorly that morning.
Alice is dying to invite Yune. At the Blanche Residence, Alice shows Yune a picture of her and her sister, Camille. Although Alice speaks of her sister with great pride, Camille seems a little sad in the picture.
Yune realizes that hardly anyone is coming by the store. Claude tells her that she just needs to watch the customers. Yune is confused by this concept. Just then, she catches a quick glimpse of someone just outside the store.
Yune receives a bouquet of flowers and an invitation to a tea party at the Blanche Residence. Claude tells Yune she isnt ready for this yet and has her turn down the invitation. Alice is unwilling to accept this turn of events.
Claude is still unable to comprehend Japanese culture and asks Yune and Claude to explain. Meanwhile in the Blanche Residence, Alice, a daughter of the bourgeoisie family that owns the Galerie, gets a brand new kimono to add to her collection.
Yune wakes up early in the morning so she can help cook, but shes puzzled when she discovers that people in France have the same food as they do in Japan. Yune wants to grow accustomed to French food. Claude is puzzled by Yunes Japanese values.
A young Japanese girl named Yune arrives at the old-fashioned shopping center, Galerie du Roy, to begin her apprenticeship. Her eyes sparkle with excitement as she meets people for the first time in the Galerie.
Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.