“The Garden of Words” (Novel)Novel
Publisher: KADOKAWA / Media Factory
Publication Date: April 11, 2014
Price: ¥1,500 + tax
The novelization of The Garden of Words, written by Makoto Shinkai himself. The novel presents an expansion of the film’s world, with emphasis placed on the untold stories behind certain characters or episodes from the film. Each chapter is described by an accompanying Manyoshu poem, chosen to fit the image of that chapter. Originally serialized in the magazine “Da Vinci” from September 2013 to March 2014.
“The Garden of Words” Artwork ExhibitExhibition
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.
“Makoto Shinkai Works Artwork Exhibit” Kotobukiya Fukuoka TenjinExhibition
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.
“The Garden of Words” Keyframe Exhibit ufotable Cafe & DININGExhibition
“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.
“Makoto Shinkai Exhibit” Tower Records ShibuyaExhibition
“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.