EppsNet at the Movies: The Garden of Words


The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words is a beautiful short film about loneliness and love and longing, inspired by verses from the Manyoshu, an anthology of ancient Japanese poems:

A faint clap of thunder
Clouded skies
Perhaps rain will come
If so, will you stay here with me?

A faint clap of thunder
Even if rain comes or not
I will stay here
Together with you.

Rain is a central motif in the film. Like the force of love, it can’t be controlled or stopped.

Highly recommended!

Rating: 5 stars


Koto no ha no niwa

A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Cast: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano

IMDb rating: 7.5 (40009 votes)

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