This book is a part of the project called "Heritage" presented by J-COLLABO.
in particular Japanese folk tales which have been used for handing down Japanese sense of beauty, customs, lessons, and social norms, etc. from generation to generation. These will be rendered in an unprecedented way. In general, they are written in such media as picture book, but this time, artists in New York will try various approaches.
Once upon a time, a kind man saves a crane from a trap. Moved by his kindness, the crane transforms herself into a woman’s figure and weaves the most beautiful cloth in the world with her feather --- one of the most beloved Japanese folktales “The Crane Wife” is reborn as an interactive eBook for the iPad application.
To maintain the essence of classic Japanese beauty, all illustrations are drawn by traditional methods such as etching, ink, and watercolor on Japanese paper.
The interactive picture book “The Crane Wife” is a modern approach to the classic Japanese folklore and will bring you fresh surprises with many playful touch panel tricks.
by Yuriko Katori, illustrator
J-Collabo is a social network created to bring artists of different disciplines and genres together, provide the stage for them to collaborate, and make their collaborations accessible to the public. With Japanese culture and its underlying aesthetics and values as a common focus, we invite anyone who is interested to take part in this next generation cultural exchange and rich learning experience, regardless of age, race, education and background. Taking full advantage of digital, social media, we present unique content and a community of unimaginable width and depth, where cross-cultural and cross-sector communication flows without physical or financial limits. J-Collabo will educate, entertain and inspire those who are interested in exploring a culture rooted in a deep respect for nature and the desire to live in harmony with it, which seems very appropriate for today's world at large.