This winner of the prize for the best independent debut at the Tokyo International Film Festival tells the story of a small, hard-working family in Tokyo where the order and peace is disrupted by the arrival of a stranger. The disappearance of their house parrot is about the most exciting thing that happened to Kobayashi and his wife and daughter in recent times. Suddenly one day Kagawa appears from nowhere asking if he can move in. He alleges that his own family once provided financial assistance to Kobayashi’s company. In the small space of the apartment and Kobayashi’s print shop, the comings and goings of Kawaga’s strange guests then ensure that the orderly and comfortable life of his family slowly falls apart.
Dark and comic drama shows the inevitable transformation of life under the influence of others and, just like Fukada's film version of the play Human Comedy in Tokyo, it searches for the mystery of everyday life.