Original titleKiyumi No Mori Sayuru No Ori
Sayuru is enjoying a picnic with her dog and a friend on a grassy field. Suddenly, Sayuru’s dog runs off, disappearing in the forest where he meets his death. In their region, to this day, there is a tradition of going to meet ancestors and family spirits sleeping in their graves and carrying them on their backs to bring them back home where a bonfire greets them. Sayuru visits her dog’s grave alone but rather than carrying his spirit home on her back, she disappears with a solemn expression into the deep forest.