Yokohama in 1963: The girl Umi lives with her siblings on a hill in a small boarding house run by her family. Her mother is often absent as a doctor for a long time, her father was a sailor and died years ago in the Korean War. In his memory Umi still hoists the flags in front of the house every day.
When the Quartier Latin clubhouse is threatened with demolition because of a new building in the school, resistance is formed among the pupils. Umi joins the group and gets to know the Shun of the same age who works for the school newspaper. Soon Umi falls in love with Shun, and he seems to return her feelings. But when Shun sees a photo of her father during a visit to Umis' house, he inexplicably distances himself. Shun finds himself forced to deal with his origins, which seem to be inseparable from Umi's...…more