The Garden of Words

On a rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, 15-year-old school boy Takao sits under a shelter sketching shoes, he is joined by 27-year-old woman Yukari who is skipping work and drinking chocolate beer. Over the weeks and months during the rainy season Takao and Yukari strike up a friendship that takes them away from their dull lives at school and work. They agree to only meet on rainy days,though eventually the rain stops and both Takao and Yukari stop going to the park. The pair become lost and uninterested in anything else, hoping and praying for another rainy day, but will it be too late when it finally arrives.

Director: Makoto Shinkai

Actors: Patrick Poole, Maggie Flecknoe, Shelley Calene-Black, Crash Buist, Brittney Karbowski, Mike Yager

Year: 2013

Length: 46 Minutes

Classification: M15+ Mature themes


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