Mixed in throughout the film are dream sequences of a young Mochizuki and his encounter with an older unidentified male. Although the clips are warm and touching at times, their relevance to the whole story can be confusing and disturbing especially when the young Mochizuki swims naked to the boat where the older male is waiting. However, one must remember that the short clips are meant to be metaphors of Mochizuki's character development from innocent child to enlightened adult.