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"Four Seasons"

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By using your iPad or iPhone, you can enjoy "Four Seasons" that
is created by Nizo Yamamoto who is a pioneer of Japanese Animation Art.

Nizo Yamamoto is one of the best Animation Background Designer and Art Director in Japan.
He participated in various popular animation films as an art director.
For example "Laputa - Castle in the Sky", "Grave of the Fireflies", "Princess Mononoke" and so on.
These are the film of Studio Ghibli.
This App is in the motif of Mr.Yamamoto's work "Four seasons",
and is representation of a each season's Japanese forest.
This picture that Mr.Yamamoto has left, depicting trees that had to be cut due to
the redevelopment of a certain rail estate unit in Tokyo.
You will be able to enjoy the beautiful view that you saw in Japanese famous animation films.

In the pre edition(free ver.) of this app,
you can enjoy the picture of "Four Seasons of a Linden" and the sample music.

In the full edition of this app, you can enjoy animations, sound effects and music
that take advantage of the characteristic of digital devices.
In addition, You can hide operation buttons on the screen,
so be able to see the original version of "Four Seasons" clearly.

□How to Enjoy the Full Edition of This App□

*** Operate smoothly by scrolling the screen, and enjoy turn of the seasons. ***
This app is representation by connected two picture.
(the picture of "Spring and Summer" and "Fall and Winter")
Therefore you can see the picture of four seasons more smoothly.

*** Including a secret gimmick and chirps of a bird. ***
The animations created based on the picture that Nizo Yamamoto painted for this app.
When you touch the screen, a secret gimmick appears.
For example, an acorn falls, a rain of cherry blossoms starts, and so on.
In addition, when you touch the point of the screen,
the music of each seasons or sound effects( a bird's chirp or a cicada's chirp and so on ) start.
You can see the description of plants that are displayed.

*** Enjoy the picture without being disturbed. ***
Hide operation buttons on the screen, so you can enjoy the picture details and coloration.

■Profile: Nizo Yamamoto■
He was born in 1953. He acted as his first art director
with TV animation “Conan the Boy in Future”. Since then, he was involved in
many masterpieces as art director. Such as “Laputa-Castle in the Sky”(1986),
“Grave of the Fireflies”(1988), “Princess Mononoke”(1997).
He is continuing success as a representative of Kaieisha,
art director and director. On the other hand, he is challenging to draw "Goto Hyakkei".
Goto Islands are his hometown. This is his own life' work.

Hometown ambassador of Goshima
A visiting professor of Animation Direction Course of Kyoto University of Art and Design
A lecturer of Tokyo Animation College

This project is produced by Kaieisha Inc., Dai Nippon Printing Co., Lrd.and Digitalehon Inc.