Kenreimon-in lives with Dainagon-no-tsubone and Awa-no-naishi at Jakkō-in in Ōhara. She is mourning the ruined Heiki clan.
Kenreimon-in goes into the mountains with Dainagon-no-tsubone to pick branches of sacred star anise to offer to the Buddha.
Retired Emperor Go-shirakawa, the father-in-law of Kenreimon-in, has set out to visit her in Ōhara.
The Retired Emperor enjoys the view of scattered cherry blossoms. He arrives at Jakkō-in.
Awa-no-naishi meets Chunagon and lets the Retired Emperor know that Kenreimon-in is not there.
Kenreimon-in returns from the mountains.
Kenreimon-in cannot forget Emperor Antoku. She recites a prayer to the Buddha.
Kenreimon-in notices people's voices nearby. Someone has come.
Kenreimon-in meets the Retired Emperor and expresses gratitude for his visit.
At the urging of the Retired Emperor, Kenreimon-in tearfully relates the story of her unhappy life and the destruction of the Heike.
The Retired Emperor leaves Kenreimon-in to return to the capital. She silently bids him farewell.
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