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The Shitama cultural garden is stunning and magnificent, as only Japanese gardens can be. It has a koi fish pond, a tea house, all the luscious plant life, and Asian aesthetic that draws peopleto such places. Yet, this beautiful place has a secret; it harbors yokai, the supernatural beings of Japanese myth.After the death of his grandfather, it becomes the duty of young Kendrick Naoki Shitama to care for and find the yokai spirits meant to become the inhabitants of the garden. Having to deal with an ill-equipped and uninvited guest on his first quest into the yokai realm, Kendrick faces a mounting plot against a group of bakeneko, feline yokai. Matters become dire as he finds himself in a forest in Japan, crossing blades with venomous beasts, while encountering creatures of legend in the guise of a shrine maiden and her guardian, a huge nekomata god-cat. Pass through the Pearl Tori Gate with the heir of the Shitama Garden as luck, legend, and an appalling amount of legs coil around Kendrick, testing not only him but all who stand below a growing web, drawing a line of destiny Kendrick is just starting to unravel.