The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭), is one of latest movies directed by Makoto Shinkai. For my liking Makoto’s movies are too romantic and slow. His only movie that I enjoyed was 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速５センチメートル).
What really fascinates me about his movies is their artistic aspect, the scenarios are usually based on real places around Japan. Sometimes the artwork is so good that it’s not hard to confuse it for real photographs. These are some captures from The Garden of Words and the photo with the real place they are based on. All the action of the movie is set inside or around the park Shinjuku Gyoen.
Photos from imgur.