Red spider lilies announce the arrival of fall in Ohara, Kyoto. Venetia makes herb tea with fennel seeds, said to reduce eyestrain, and uses figs from her backyard in her original recipe. With a friend, she repairs an andon paper lamp in an old-fashioned way, using Kurotani washi paper made in Ayabe, Kyoto. She then visits a maker of the Nishijin-ori textile, who has kept the hand-weaving tradition alive to this day. At the very end, we see that her grandson, Joe, is now a high-school student.