※ Ltd. Exp. Asahiyama Zoo Train: No operations in February-June,2017
In this occasion, Mr. Hiroshi Abe, author of picture book and former breeding staff of Asahiyama Zoo designed this train. Each train was designed as the theme "housing of animals" describing natural living and bright lives of the animals which live well in each environment of Asahiyama Zoo.
There is a large number of animals on this planet and those are beautiful and strong. I drew them on the train and hope those animals will be happy with saying "whoof".
- Profile -
Born on June 19 1948 in Asahikawa, Hokkaido
He had worked Asahiyama Zoo as a breeding staff for 25 years since 1972.
In 1995, his outstanding work "One Stormy Night" won the 42nd Sankei Children's Literature Culture Award JR Award and the 26th Kōdansha Literature Culture Award department of picture book.。