The stuff of dreams is a cloudy hazethat is, until one comes true. Take a trip up north for a series of stories from six women and their trials of love, loss and life in Hokkaido.
Akari has lived alone with her father ever since her mother died. She spends her days working at the local confectionary, doing household chores and taking care of her father. He is an unsuccessful gold digger and a drunk. He spends the majority of his time and Akari’s money at a small bar down the street from their house. Each night, he eventually drinks enough to get into a fight and gets kicked out. That’s when Akari picks him, takes him home and puts him to bed. It looks like things couldn’t get any worse. Until, Akari finds out about her father’s illness.
Atsuko Akanegi is a simple girl helping her mother run the struggling family business. She works hard, stays out of trouble and tries to not let life get too complicated. But then, she discovers that she has an arranged marriage waiting for her in the future. And to make matters worse, she thinks her groom-to-be is a bit boring and self-centered. Then, more complications. Atsuko meets Kurata – a mature, interesting and passionate soul who mingles his way into her life. She is torn. Atsuko must find within herself the delicate differences between the comfort of firm stability of and the pain of a wanting heart.