Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Friday, January 10
The Garden of Words

About the Event

The Garden of Words

Directed by Makoto Shinkai
(Japan, 46 min, 2013)
Free and open to the public.

The Garden of Words is the most recent film to come from the talented director Makoto Shinkai. The film follows Takao Akizuki, a 15 year-old aspiring shoe designer, as he ditches his first period of school on rainy days to draw shoe designs in a park. On one particular rainy day, Takao encounters the much older Yukari Yukino drinking beer and eating chocolate in his favorite spot. What follows is their interactions over the course of the rainy season and beyond.

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Presented in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Houston.

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Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive
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Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


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Cinema Auditorium #100