Ren has trouble accepting the death of Kaoru, his best friend growing up. When he finds a painting of a woman that Kaoru left behind, he begins a journey to find her. This film depicts Rens radiant rediscovery of life as he works through his friends death. It presents a poetic portrayal of his sorrow, his insuppressible feelings, and the momentum of other lives affected by Kaorus passing. Delicate emotions are artfully portrayed by some of Japans most promising young actors; Taiga, Ryuju Kobayashi, and Mei Kurokawa.