Hideko is the wife of Takami. After her husband died and they returned from the hospital, she and her two kids moved out of the village. Their belongs were packed up in an evening and the moving truck left around midnight. There was this truck parked outside the police box, with Takasogo pine trees pained on the side. They left their furniture behind, and carried only their clothes with them. At the same time, Sasaki was already there to take Takami's place.