"They are distant creatures. Primitive and peculiar, they are things unlike any animal or plant we've grown to know. In time and with fear, man has come to call them "Mushi..."
Shinra, a boy living in a forest with mysterious powers, calls for Ginko, The Mushishi, to help him with his problems. While Ginko is staying with Shinra, he tells him all about Mushi and his powers. Later on, while walking in Shinra's house at night, Ginko finds a Mushi... But this isn't an ordinary Mushi, it's Shinra's grandmother!moreless