Irene is the wife of Richard Pemberton, a U.S. embassy attaché in 19th century Japan. One fateful evening, she finds her husband laying dead in his office, bearing a suicide note filled with confessions of corruption and remorse. After carefully examining the letter, she starts to suspect forgery and foul play, and decides to embark on a quest to clear Richard's name and honor.
The game is a hidden object game with adventure elements, the objective is to find and click on all the items listed at the bottom of the screen, in locations filled with objects scattered throughout the scenery. The list entries can be clicked to show the object silhouette inside a Japanese paper lamp at the bottom-left. The hint button shows the position of one of the required items, but takes some minutes to recharge after use.