THE SAKURA CLOUD
Rizuu knows the precise moment when his world fell apart: when his longed-for daughter was born, and he saw her dark skin and curly hair. He and his wife, Ayami, had been trying for years for this pregnancy. Ayami confesses that she has been unfaithful, and the child is not Rizuu’s. Rizuu seethes with anger at the betrayal. His planned life was now falling apart as he sought to progress with his wife and this new baby that doesn’t share his DNA. In a moment of rage addressing the infidelity, Rizuu takes Ayami’s life. After taking her life, he has a series of impossible events that always begin with the aroma of cherry blossoms—Sakura flowers, the symbol of life and love. Legend has it that cherry blossoms carry our ancestors and are responsible for the fantastical adventure he must now ensue. The dreams take him on a journey that shows him what life would be like without Ayami and baby Amaya.
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