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Herbert Franklyn, the son of a wealthy imported goods dealer, refuses to curb his appetite for gaiety and women after his engagement, with the result that his fiancée, Miriam Faversham, breaks off their relationship. On the firm's annual trip to Japan, Herbert meets Cherry Blossom, whose father Tokimasa wishes her to marry a Westerner. Despite her love for Kato Nakamura, Cherry Blossom complies with her father's wishes and departs for New Rochelle with her new husband. Soon after their arrival, Herbert resumes his old habits, neglecting his lonely bride. Kato has a vision of Cherry Blossom's unhappiness and comes to America with Tokimasa, who strangles Herbert and later commits suicide.