An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.
Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
Nao rents her dream apartment, but things are not what they seem when she finds out she will be sharing it with high school heart throb Uehara.