Aspiring shoe maker Takao spends his rainy days skipping school and retreating to the park to design shoes. A chance encounter with Yukino, a mysterious older woman, sees romance blossoms between the two. Seemingly without arrangement, their rainy meetings continue but will soon end as the rainy season draws to a close...
On the cheesy side...
- The Garden of Words review by LC
This very short animated feature starts off as a nicely understated romance, but unfortunately climaxes with some fairly ripe melodrama. Some solid themes, but ultimately it's all a bit heavy-handed (possibly the fault of the English dub?), and in the end comes across as a fairly cheesy romance. Still, some pleasant animation, and with a running time of only 45 minutes it's unlikely to outstay it's welcome by too much.