The Sachino family used to run “Sachi no Yu” bathhouse but it has been dormant since the sudden disappearance of the father a year ago. Futaba, the cheerful and determined mother, works part-time and brings up her daughter on her own, until one day she is told she has only a little time left to live. On that day Futaba makes a list of things she must to do and starts working on it.
– Find her missing husband, bring him back and get him to resume the family bathhouse business.
– Get her daughter, who is too gentle and kind, to stand on her own two feet.
– Get her daughter to meet a certain person.
Futaba’s actions remove all secrets from the family.
Families clash but become united more strongly than before.
Great love from Futaba unites the family, and they decide to give their mother a good send-off with the ultimate love and affection.
“The love between a dying mother and her remaining family” is a universal theme but an unexpected development and the ending sublimated it into a story both of surprise and moving emotions.