Introduction & Story
There are children who don’t have a home to return to during Christmas, New Years, and even tonight. This is a story about Sakura who reaches out to the children, to blossom a flower of happiness from the tears of despair.
The “House of Hummingbirds,” also referred to as "The Shelter," is where children who have lost their faith in their parents gather to live. Sakura starts working at the “House” as a food staff, which is managed by a lawyer called Mitani, a rookie lawyer Kawabata, and a former teacher Nabeshima who is now the head of the “House”.
However, the children of the “House” directly deny her beliefs as they tell Sakura, “Parent and child making an Oyakodon together? Why in the world do we have to be together? Don’t make me laugh.”
Nabeshima explains that these children have never been asked what meal they want to eat, therefore has no idea of the joys and desires of eating. Meanwhile, Sakura makes an effort to tell the children that there are adults who can be trusted in this world through food.
Will Sakura be able to keep on reaching out to the children?
There are children who don’t have a home to return to during Christmas, New Years, and even tonight. This is a story about a character called Sakura who reaches out to the children, to blossom a flower of happiness from the tears of despair.
After realizing that every child has a crucial bond with one’s parents, Sakura (Miki Maya) decides to stay on at the “The Shelter.” This time round, not only will she be making them heartwarming meals, but also will be supporting their everyday lifestyle too. Despite some irritable feelings because of this amongst the kids, Sakura decides to push her beliefs through.
The “House of Hummingbirds” seems to have livened up, since Sakura (Miki Maya)
started to come and help out! The girls at the house are now frequently having meals together and are bonding well. Meanwhile, Uta Komiyama discusses about how she should reveal her feelings for a certain guy at a library with Yuka.
As Christmas approaches, Sakura (Miki Maya) finds out about some of the unfortunate issues which surrounds Kaoru from Momoko. As the daughter of a gang member who had passed away when she was only 8 years old, she grew up with her mother but due to unfortunate circumstances, she was eventually forced to live on her own. Meanwhile, as the Shelter gets into a festive spirit, the kids begin to remember some of their own experiences from Christmas.
After the beginning of the new year, Sakura (Miki Maya) visits the Izumo Taisha Shrine. The reasons for all of this goes back to the New Year’s period, when Sadako was watching TV in the living room at the ‘house of hummingbirds,’ when she suddenly started to groan. On the screen was the scene of visitors coming to worship at the Shrine and Sadako had a Misanga bracelet around her foot. In order to determine the background, Sakura tries to uncover the truth.
After returning from the Izumo Taisha Shrine, Sakura (Miki Maya) faces a new challenge, as Sadako goes into labor. Furthermore, amidst the screaming of pain, one of the midwife who was supposed to come goes down with influenza. With the birth of the baby very much imminent, how will Sakura take action?!
At the ‘house of hummingbird,’ all the residents are required to decide their future paths within the two months of entering the house. Sakura (Miki Maya) joins Momoka and begins an interview session with each of the residents, and realizes that they all have various intentions which needs to be carefully dealt with one by one.
Sakura (Miki Maya) is shocked to hear that Kaoru has been arrested for being part of a group of thieves. Sakura feels like she has no one else to blame but herself, since she knew that Kaoru had been going out a lot recently without approval. Meanwhile, a new girl arrives at the ‘house of hummingbird.”