This video is the first part of a series inspired by a poetic text called “Baika” (Plum blossoms) by a Zen master Dogen Zenji (1200–1253). An old plum tree is a representation of the all-encompassing nature of buddhadharma. Narration and its background philosophies form the profound problematics of these videos. The video "First Branch" is formed as a spiral: there is a movement from smaller space to wider, from interior to exterior, from subjective reality to objective. The static images build up narratives attached to each other in different ways. In the soundtrack, the voice-over defines the images in English, either reinforcing or weakening the visual narrative signal.