Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa ･ a Music Picture-book for iPhone ･ Japanese version
by: takeshi sainen • 0
This is an illustrated musical version of Ginga Testsudo no Yoru, a short story written by one of Japan’s leading children’s authors, Kenji MIYAZAWA. In this application, dream-like illustrations and the translucent sound of toytronica music take the reader on a journey into the beautiful, profound world of the Galactic Railway. (501 pages / Only Japanese)
On the night of a local festival, two boys take a ride on a mysterious train that travels across the galaxy. The train heads towards the constellation of the Southern Cross, going south along the Milky Way. This is the tale of their night journey through a beautiful yet imperfect fantasy land and the people they meet on the way, a priest, a hunter, a brave youth, and a young brother and sister.
Kenji MIYAZAWA (27/8/1896~21/9/1933)
A Japanese poet and children’s author, he wrote many stories portraying beautiful, dream-like worlds. He remains one of the most read and well-liked Japanese writers in the world.
Moskitoo performs on many instruments, including the guitar, glockenspiel, organ, drum machine, huqin (Chinese fiddle), and toy instruments, as well as composing original scores using electronic music, sampling, and she also writes her own vocals. She has released an album under the New York “12k” label.
Production, Artwork: Takeshi SAINEN
A Japanese visual artist. Self-taught in the draping of clothes, he joined the décor department of a Ginza department store as a designer. Rather than become a creator in only one field, he wanted to be able to design in many, so after that he went to study architectural design and Japanese aesthetics in an office that designed traditional Japanese architecture. Upon accumulating 5 years of design experience there, he joined a leading advertising agency and was responsible for the marketing and branding of luxury brands. He then went abroad to study art in the USA, before retuning and mainly focussing on the PR design of luxury goods brands. He was also selected for an art exhibition held at a Tokyo art museum. As the producer of many paintings, he continues to produce work even as he signed a contract to be the creative director and designer for the most prestigious hotel in Japan, the Imperial Hotel, where he is entrusted with everything from architectural design to advertisement design. He was also in charge of negotiations with France and supervision of the photo exhibition of French photographer Robert Doisneau that was held at this hotel. In addition to this, he also manages a publishing company that publishes electronic picture books to help children grow with plenty of sensitivity. Without being particular about the field or medium, he holds an expansive outlook as he continues his pursuit of the arts.
-This illustrated book also has the iPad version written in English.