Setsuko’s life is totally devoid of enthusiasm and takes its existence into a lonely loneliness, having no purpose or plan for the future, simply waiting for life to pass. But one day, her niece visits her and proposes to learn English in order to open up new opportunities in her life and get out of her daily routine. Initially skeptical, she decides to give a chance to her granddaughter’s idea, and goes to take meditation from an American man named John. It asks the Japanese woman to assume an American identity, a kind of alter ego. Setsuko begins to wear a blond wig and tells Lucy, and after a meditation she gets to fall in love with the English teacher. But this teacher has a secret and when she disappears from her life, Lucy goes with her sister just in California to find her.