Clip, clop. Kitarō arrives at a village deep within the mountains where an old woman named Masae is living alone. The one who called Kitarō was Masae's only son, Shō, who lives in Tokyo. Shō says that Masae is being haunted by a yōkai, but she will not listen to a single word from the son who left the house without permission. However, Masae is getting weaker. If this continues, she will lose her life. Can Kitarō get rid of the yōkai that is haunting Masae...?