The time is mid summer in year 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. It is very humid and hot as if it were just to start raining. The three girls are dressed in Yukata (summer cotton kimono) and Geta (shoes). They must be around age 14. They go to school in this neighborhood. Two girls on the left are school mates from the neighborhood junior high school and the one on the far right is the sister of the girl in the middle. Their names are Mika, Mayuko and Yoko from the left to right. Mika and Mayuko have known each other since they went to the same Kindergarden together.
They are sitting on the bench at a food stool after visiting a local summer festival at the nearby shrine in Tokyo and having a shaved ice candy to rest. The girl are waiting for the ice and taking a refuge from the mid summer heat. Mayuko and Mika are having a serious conversation about Mayuko's boy friend she fell in love with. Mayuko is shy and has not confessed her feelings to him yet and consulting with Mika how she should do it. Mika who is the same age as Mayuko but somehow more mature is telling Mayuko that she should be straight forward and tell him she likes him a lot. But Mayuko is hesitant and asking Mika for more advice. Meanwhile Yoko is watching a woman with a dog nextdoor.