The nightmare of Hatsumomo is an allegory comic sets in the unconscious of any person, who, like all every morning, wearing a mask (since awakening) that will be used to interact with other people.
However, as her mask can be beautiful and showy she's not immune to the negative comments of others. At first the protagonist seems to handle the issue with a reasonable detachment, in fact correspond to that part of himself more concrete , but that swarms and turning into a nest of horrible eyes that stare and judge without letting breath. The mask melts and the alter ego crumbles.
The fear of judgment continues to haunt her until it opens his eyes.
Since then starts all over again.