- At a theater, Tomura Toshiko (Minami) stares intently at Nishikawa Keiko's performance on stage. After the curtain falls, Toshiko negotiates personally with the director, Hachisuka Hyoroku, and joins the theater group. She becomes an assistant to Keiko, whom she idolises. While she tends to Keiko's every need, she gets close to Hachisuka by using seductive techniques and wrests the role of leading actress from Keiko. Having ousted Keiko, Toshiko says she will study directing and forces Hachisuka to leave the group. It is decided that Toshiko will play the lead as well as direct the stage performance. The designer, Mizuno Ryotaro, turns up for a meeting on the poster...