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    “Makoto Shinkai Exhibit –Makoto Shinkai’s World Seen Through the Feature Films– ” China / Nanjing

    Exhibition

    Venue: Nanjing Fureai no Ba
    Dates: July 25, 2015 ~ July 31

    The second of a series of exhibits to make its rounds throughout China over three years, sponsored by the Japan Foundation. Opened with a special presentation and autograph session by the composer of The Garden of Words soundtrack, Daisuke KASHIWA. It featured The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and The Garden of Words with exhibits showing the entire production process through storyboards, character designs, animation layouts and keyframe copies, and theatrical posters. Visitors were able to take commemorative photographs in the works’ background art and view screenings of the works’ making-of documentaries as well as director and cast interviews.

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    “Makoto Shinkai Exhibit –Makoto Shinkai’s World Seen Through the Feature Films– ” China / Beijing

    Exhibition

    Venue: Japan Foundation Beijing Japanese Culture Center
    Dates: March 7, 2015 ~ March 29

    The first in a series of exhibits to make their rounds throughout China over three years, sponsored by the Japan Foundation. It featured The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and The Garden of Words with exhibits showing the entire production process through storyboards, character designs, animation layouts and keyframe copies, and theatrical posters. Visitors were able to take commemorative photographs in the works’ background art and view screenings of the works’ making-of documentaries as well as director and cast interviews.

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    “Makoto Shinkai Exhibit –You are Half of This World– ”Ooka Makoto Kotoba Museum

    Exhibition

    Venue: Ooka Makoto Kotoba Museum
    Dates: June 28, 2014 ~ October 19

    Featured Shinkai’s four works that are centered on daily life, including The Garden of Words, 5 Centimeters Per Second, She and Her Cat and Crossroads. Display included storyboards and animation keyframes from the four works as well as a stereoscopic display showing the layers making up a scene from the film and a short movie showing the making of the exhibit’s original poster art. A sculptural “word” exhibit of actual phrases used in the works and the lyrics of Crossroads was also held, effectively utilizing the venue’s space.

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    “The Garden of Words” Artwork Exhibit

    Exhibition

    Venue: Nara Prefecture Complex of Man’yo Culture
    Dates: March 9, 2014 ~ May 11

    This exhibition was held at a center devoted to the appreciation of ancient Manyoshu poetry due to the central role played by a Manyoshu poem in The Garden of Words. Exhibition featured stills, animation keyframes, storyboards and image boards.

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    “Makoto Shinkai Works Artwork Exhibit” Kotobukiya Fukuoka Tenjin

    Exhibition

    Venue: Kotobukiya Fukuoka Tenjin [Kotobukiya Base / Tenjin]
    Dates: July 24, 2013 ~ August 4

    Exhibition featuring stills from Shinkai’s works from She and Her Cat to The Garden of Words as well as original artwork, storyboards, image boards and posters from the works’ original releases.

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    “The Garden of Words” Keyframe Exhibit ufotable Cafe & DINING

    Exhibition

    “The Garden of Words” Cafe (Keyframe Exhibit / Collaborative Menu)
    Venue: ufotable cafe (TOKYO and TOKUSHIMA)
    Dates: May 30, 2013 ~ June 16

    “The Garden of Words” DINING (Keyframe Exhibit / Collaborative Menu)
    Venue: ufotable DINING
    Dates: May 30, 2013 ~ June 18

    The Garden of Words keyframe animation exhibit held at gallery spaces. Also featured collaborative menus inspired by the work and original coasters as gifts for visitors.

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    “Makoto Shinkai Exhibit” Tower Records Shibuya

    Exhibition

    “Makoto Shinkai Exhibit” Tower Records Shibuya
    Venue: Tower Records Shibuya 8F “SpaceHACHIKAI”
    Dates: May 22, 2013 ~ June 9

    Held to commemorate the opening of The Garden of Words, this exhibit featured stills, animation keyframes, storyboards, and image boards from Shinkai’s works up to The Garden of Words as well as screenings of a behind-the-scenes documentary and other related videos. In addition, a collaborative menu was featured in the TOWER RECORDS CAFE.

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    “Makoto Shinkai Exhibit” Koumi Museum of Art

    Exhibition

    Venue: Koumi-machi Kougen Museum of Art
    Dates: September 15, 2012 ~ November 25

    Exhibitions of stills, storyboards and animation keyframes from works including Children Who Chase Lost Voices, 5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised In Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star, and She and Her Cat in addition to screenings.

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