Monday, March 19, 2012

Update from Dear Japan: App is released on iTunes store® on 2012.3.11

Ooooooh how exciting!!I just got a letter from Art Ehon 
I'm so proud I took part in this worthy cause & its been so great to see it take form & finally be released!
Well done to ArtEhon!

"Dear Picture Book Artists,
It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of "Dear JAPAN"
app on Apple's iTunes store on March 11, 2012, on the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
All 136 illustrations and messages sent by those of you who had kindly supported our cause are included in this app, and a part of sale will go towards the relief organizations to help support the reconstruction efforts.
A year has passed since this catastrophic event has befallen us, but still a great deal more of time, effort, and support need to go into those afflicted regions.
If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, please let us know, and we will make an arrangement to allow you one download of the app.
"Dear JAPAN" illustrations and messages have already been shown in libraries, schools, and exhibitions in various locations in Japan, including the afflicted regions. We intend to continue organizing charity events and activities so that we can share your messages with a greater audience.
For details of our past and upcoming activities, please see:
We would be most grateful if you would help support our endeavor by forwarding the attached press release to your friends, family, and colleagues.
Thanking you for all your support in the past year, and with our kindest regards,
Tomoko Yamamoto
Art Ehon, Ltd."


  1. Congratulations Claudia! What beautiful work for a great cause.

    1. Thanks Sandi!It was such a wonderful project,inspiring and it opened my creativity!