Watch Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second Under the Stars in Tokyo

posted on 2016-09-18 22:15 EDT by Eric Stimson
Screening by Tokyo National Museum

Makoto Shinkai's new film Your name. has revived interest in the director's oeuvre. If you're hankering to watch (or rewatch) 5 Centimeters Per Second, a poignant tale of two separated lovers with lavishly drawn skies, what better way to do it than under the star-strewn autumn sky in a park in Tokyo?

The Tokyo National Museum, located in Ueno Park, will screen the film outdoors at 7 PM on October 14 and 15 free of charge. Numerous food stalls will be set up nearby to satisfy any snacking cravings. Since a similar outdoor screening of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in July was a success, the screen will be gigantic and a thousand seats will be provided. Additionally, the museum will stay open until 10 PM to let any curious filmgoers see its exhibit of Buddhist statuary from Shiga Prefecture.

Your name. has earned 6.2 billion yen at the box office and has held the top spot for three weeks in a row. It has, however, been deemed "the end of an age" in otaku media.

Source:; Image from Konetamikkusu

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