Several women flee into Tokeiji, a Buddhist convent known as a “divorce temple” sanctioned by the Shogunate. Each woman enters under very different circumstances. Jogo (Erika Toda) wants a divorce against her good-for-nothing husband who always jeers her for a scar on her face, Ogin (Hikari Mitsushima) says she escaped from her husband, Horikiriya Saburouemon (Shinichi Tsutsumi), because his dirty work may cause her a big trouble. And the case of Yuu (Rina Uchiyama), she was forced to marry a rascal who killed her former husband and she wants to revenge. They each declare kakekomi, the only means by which a woman can be granted divorce from an unwilling husband, but there is a strict protocol which much be followed precisely. After declaring their intent at the gate of Tokeiji, a woman must first undergo questioning at one of the official inns by the temple. This is the last bastion - a safe haven - for women escaping from a living hell. The temple in inhabited by a number of characters who help these women through the process. The nun in charge is the beautiful, educated and martial Hoshu (Hana Hizuki), who has strict rules. Shinjiro (Yo Oizumi) who dreams of becoming a paperback writer despite being a novice doctor is living at Kashiwaya, one such official inn that receives the women who seek refuge. At Kashiwaya, the owner Genbei (Kiki Kilin), the manager Rihei (Katsumi Kiba) and his wife O-Katsu (Midoriko Kimura) are always busy at work. This intersection of men and women meeting and parting is a treasure trove of material for Shinjiro who wants to write books like the great Bakin (Tsutomu Yamazaki). With their help can each of these women achieve the resolution they sought when they first entered the temple gates?