Sayuri is pronounced “dead” on a hospital table, yet her body continues to function. Her wounds continue to fester, and her skin begins to rot. Discovering this, her family begins to despise her. With the home reeking of rotting flesh, the family decides to confront Sayuri. Escaping home, she gets captured by a circus owner and is forced into freak show entertainment. Running away from the circus, she heads to the lonely hills, thinking she has managed to escape.
The film consists of this Japanese schoolgirl slowly decomposing as her parents, and others attempt to put her to rest.