After the war in Japan, Shuji Tajima (Yo Oizumi) works as the chief editor for a literary magazine. He is an indecisive man and he has several girlfriends. He starts to think that he can't continue to live like that. Shuji Tajima makes the decision to breakup with his girlfriends, but, because of his personality, he can't tell his girlfriends to breakup. Shuji Tajima asks Kinuko Nagai (Eiko Koike) to act as his wife. Kinuko Nagai is unyielding about money.