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The Garden of Words


Animated feature film [Japan]

One rainy day Takao, a high school student aiming to become a shoemaker, encounters Yukino, an enigmatic older girl, drinking a can of beer alone in a Japanese garden. Without commitment, they continue to meet only on rainy days, gradually forming a bond… With modern-day Tokyo as its stage, this is a subtle drama telling a tale with an expressive style only achievable through animation.

(46 min. 2 sec.)

©Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Films




Born in 1973 in Nagano Prefecture. Animation director. Debuted in 2002 with the animated short Voices of a Distant Star. Makes original feature films as well as commercials and other short works.

( 2017 )

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