Shortly after Kenta freed a trapped crane from a snare, a mysterious woman appears. Beautiful Yukiko insists on becoming his wife. Though he knows he can't afford to marry, he also cannot resist the temptation to claim her as his own.His fortunes change with her arrival, and it isn't long before he's falling in love with his strange wife, even though she refuses to share any information about her past.
Yukiko has good reason to keep her secrets. Transformed from crane to human in order to repay Kenta for saving her, the magic comes with one condition: if her husband learns the truth, the spell will end and they will be forced apart.
The Crane Wife is a fantasy romance based on the Japanese folktale "Tsuru Nyobo."