Kyoko (Ando Sakura) was left with no choice but to depart her hometown after reluctantly selling her body in order to support her family. Shuichi (Emoto Tasuku) served time in a juvenile corrective institution due to his extreme actions in protecting his mother from his violent father. They leave their mutual home of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture and start new lives in Tokyo, where they experience the Great East Japan Earthquake.
The young woman are in a dentist's waiting room. Though he is attracted to the woman, he says nothing to her. They are later in the same examining room. When he is given an anesthetics, he begins to imagine a series of scenes in which the woman undergoes various forms of sexual abuse, including rape and torture. When the artist recovers from the anesthetics, he finds clues showing that he may not have been hallucinating.
An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality
A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.