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KAGAYA's The Celestial Railroad

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KAGAYA is one of the world’s most acclaimed digital fine artists. His
passion for painting is on the world of universe and myths. And what KAGAYA
has spent over three years of animation production was on Japan’s all time
favorite fantasy, The Celestial Railroad.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking dreamscapes you’ve never seen before,
and experience a fantastic journey on the railroad stretching along the
Milky Way.

The Celestial Railroad uses the master data of the super-high definition 4K
movie ? the same as the one screened at a large-format theater - which
contains four times more amount of data than that in a high definition
movie. It is further encoded to be optimized for viewing on iPhone/iPod

What this Application Contains:

●Movie (38 min./English)
●Trailer (1 min. & 46 sec./English)
●Gallery (23 still images/English captions)


A Japanese digital fine artist. Born in 1968, he has created artworks
related to the universe including CG animation pictures, digital prints,
posters, and illustrations for astronomical books and magazines. The main
themes of his work are the universe, the blue planet, and humankind as a
part of the universe --- their dreams and yearnings. His artistry and
scientific accuracy enable him to embody the beauty that integrates all the
elements of the universe. His constellation pictures are made into jigsaw
puzzles, which are gaining popularity around the world.

■“The Celestial Railroad”

Welcome aboard the fantasy train in the stars! “The Celestial Railroad” is a fantastic journey of a boy, Giovanni, in a dreamscape created into a
colorful CG animation picture with inspiring background music.
Based on a story written in the early 20th century, KAGAYA, a digital fine
artist, has breathed new life into the unique imaginary world using
creativity and precise astronomical knowledge.
The starry sky is depicted as the Celestial Field made up of a river, a
field of silver grasses, flowers, birds, survey towers, railway signals and
more. Across this amazing beautiful scenery, the Celestial Railroad runs
along the Milky Way.
It is a fantasy world in full color, but designed with scientific accuracy.
This unforgettable travel will be a delight to the eyes and ears of all the
audience. Children will enjoy the fantasy with a scientific touch while
adults will be entertained by the elegant artistry and its profound

■Original Story by KENJI MIYAZAWA

KENJI was a Japanese writer and science teacher.
Born in rural Japan in 1896, he wrote poems and children’s books while
teaching at an agricultural school and while devoting himself to teaching
agricultural technology to farmers.
He passed away when he was thirty seven and left numerous unpublished works
including an unfinished manuscript of “The Celestial Railroad” which was
found at his bedside.
He had been rewriting the manuscript over and over again for ten years.