Hiroi Sekai
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Stargazing: Rain - Motohiro Hata

Rain. Not a picturesque framing of the winter season, but when expressed through the joys of music, it sure can work.

Kotonoha no Niwa is a Shinkai Makoto film featuring a shoemaker in training and the special meetings with a teacher in their very own garden of words. It was a beautifully animated film that had a lovely atmosphere, and this ending song is simply unforgettable.