Yasuko first appears as a patient in a hospital. It appears she has a minor cold. Her husband and daughters visit her at the hospital, where her youngest daughter Mei tells her that their new house is haunted. Yasuko seems to be delighted at Mei acting brave.
Yasuko plans to visit her family at their new house, but her visit is postponed due to a setback in her treatment. Mei attempts to take an ear of corn to the hospital, causing her to get lost. Yasuko and Tatsuo find the ear of corn on the hospital windowsill, knowing that Mei has been rescued by Satsuki, Catbus, and Totoro.
The end credits show Yasuko returning to her new home.