Located in the hidden valleys of Shikoku, Japan, is the village of Nagoro. Because of its remote location have residents have left the village for big cities in search for work, there is not even a local store.
Eleven years ago, Ayano Tsukimi returned to her home in Nagoro. Confronted with constant departures, she has populated the village with dolls, each representing a former villager. Around 350 of the giant dolls now reside in and around Nagoro, replacing those that died or abandoned the village years ago.