Tokyo, 1991, rich and glittering: the city of twelve million dreams—and just as many nightmares, none darker than the vision Subaru retains of his meeting under the cherry tree with Seishiro as a child. The kindly Seishiro begins to show a sinister face to the mirror as Subaru's grandmother, the matriarch of the Sumeragi clan, arrives in Tokyo—warning her young relative of what she has foreseen—and never to remove the stylish gloves she has insisted he wear all these years. What will be revealed, and what touched, in the conclusion to Tokyo Babylon . . . ?