Masato: He is a young amator actor of Kabuki. He lives in one of the last villages that continue the tradition of the Kabuki Theater. The Kabuki in the countryside pays tribute to the spirits of nature; it is gradually dying out, but the last actors cling to the tradition with an endearing energy. In a few days, Masato will make his debut performance on stage.
Kazutaro: Heir to a dynasty of famous actors, Kazutaro is making his debut performance on the stage of the prestigious Kabuki-Za in Tokyo. This new performance, his first in a leading role, is a turning point in his career. To prepare, he depends on advice from his father, Kanjaku, and his grandfather, Tojuro—who pass on their acting style from generation to generation.