とある太平洋沿岸の町。以前は漁業が盛んだったが、今は漁師は数えるほど。

港のそばに、海が望める小高い山がある。それは昔、海の様子を見るために町の人によって作られた人工の山。六メートルほどの山の頂きには、小さな祠と戦没者の慰霊碑、そして一本の桜の木がひっそりと茂っていた。

 季節は東北の遅い春。柔らかい風に吹かれて時折桜の花びらが舞い落ちている。

A small town on the Pacific. The town used to have a flourishing fishing industry, but now there are only a few fisherman. Near the harbor, a small mountain overlooks the sea. In the past, that mountain was made by the people in the town to monitor the ocean. 20 feet up on the peak, there is a small shrine and memorial to the Japanese war dead.

A single cherry blossom tree stands there beside them, quietly. It is late spring in Tohoku. Sometimes the cherry blossoms whirl in the soft wind and fall slowly.