Highway 20 begins at the Emperor's Palace in Tokyo and stretches west. Once it goes through the capitol into small towns, the scenery is typical of any seen from Japan's highways. Shopping malls, discount outlets, pachinko parlors, ATM loan dispensing machines, karaoke clubs, golf practice ranges and love inns... This is what rural areas look like in modern Japan. A drama takes place in the town of Kofu. It's a small drama about some locals, a drama that could unfold in any Japanese rural town.