Wandering poet Matsuo Bashō comes across a family owned motel and café which is running under hard times. Overnight, she decides to redecorate the place, much to the ire of the stubborn owner, Marie, though after some convincing by her daughter, Ai, she allows her to help clean the rest of the motel. The motel soon gains more customers and Basho's haikus start to have a positive impact on the other staff. As Marie has trouble being honest about her feelings towards Basho's helpful works, she spots her going out to sea to speak with Nobunaga and chases after her, expressing her desire to learn haiku. Basho does eventually return, having given Nobunaga her sacred treasure, saying it is where she belongs.