The Ronin walks a lonely road in the Winter of Hokkaido.
By the side is an Ainu girl, crying over her Shibe.
The Dog is dead due to overexposure to the cold.
And the girl is dressed only in rags; perhaps she has been abandoned.
So The Ronin Says: little girl, why do you think to cry for Kami?
A Ghost Dog will always Rise From The Grave.
He barks at her once, and that's all it takes to make her smile.
And now he follows a new master.