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The island of Hokkaido, in Japan, is located near the Arctic Circle and is famous for its cold, snowy winters. In this understated drama, a celebrated writer is being shown some caves, which have glow-in-the-dark moss, by the local school headmaster. One cave has quite a history, as flashbacks show: during World War II, it was the wintertime shelter chosen by three shipwrecked sailors whose supply vessel had sunk just off the coast. The harsh winter prevented them from seeking shelter in nearby...more