SYNOPSIS: Noboru is a young man struggling for survival in the outskirts of Tokyo, where he lives in a tent filled with calligraphic compositions as expressions of his sense of solitude and alienation. When he accidentally witnesses a fight between a girl and a man, Kifuyu and Shigehisa, intrigued by Kifuyu he decides to start following her. After discovering that she is submissively involved with Shigehisa in the illicit practice of the “badger game”, he persuades her to attempt to escape together by devising a fake kidnapping. As Shigehisa rebuffs his ransom demand, Kifuyu tries to kill him in a surge of anger, and finds refuge in Noboru’s arms. The two then embark on a journey towards the sea in the attempt to fill each other’s solitude.