Chu's childhood friend Kae stops by the diner on her way home from work and orders a hot pot for one. The beautiful daughter of a Japanese shoemaker, Kae was once scouted as an actress and then married into wealth; however, these days she leads a desolate, lonely life cleaning rooms at a love hotel to make ends meet. Her nephew Teppei has come to stay and sponge off her. Her over-40, unemployed nephew proves to be a good-for-nothing yet Kae seems happy.
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