In the spring of 1992, the Makioka family, an important family representative of Osaka Senba, passes on its company, ending a history that dates back to the Genroku period almost 300 years ago. And so, four sisters who had lived in the lap of luxury, begin new lives. The eldest sister Tsuruko tries to live proudly with memories of the family’s past glory in her heart. But reality will not let her have her way. Second sister Sachiko is contented with her kindhearted husband but at the mercy of the baffling behaviours of her two younger sisters. Third sister Yukiko is expected to marry. However, she has already had over 20 unsuccessful matchmaking sessions because of her propensity to first notice people’s flaws. Fourth sister Taeko hates the family’s restrictions. She is a free spirit and has had many romances. One night, Taeko gets caught in a typhoon which hit the Kansai region. This dramatically sets the destinies of the four sisters in motion.
Based on the novel "Sasameyuki" by Tanizaki Junichiro.