Why Daisuke Horai, a well-known weatherman on “Miyaneya,” wrote a unique picture book “Sora no Dobutsuen” (Animal Park in the Sky) | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Why Daisuke Horai, a well-known weatherman on “Miyaneya,” wrote a unique picture book “Sora no Dobutsuen” (Animal Park in the Sky)

Toshio Ishikawa, entertainment reporter, tells the inside story of the showbiz world: ......

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Daisuke Horai, a meteorologist famous for his “Horai-san, the weatherman” on popular information programs such as “Miyaneya.

Toshio Ishikawa, entertainment reporter, on the world of show business: “The other side of the story: ……

It is still hot in Japan in September. So I was wondering about weather forecasters.

In the past, when the entertainment news was glamorous, there were always a few entertainment reporters on each station’s wide show. Today, the number of weather forecasters far exceeds that number.

There are actors, actresses, and announcers who are certified, such as Yoshizumi Ishihara, but there are also many meteorologists who have become the face of the program.

Minoru Kihara, Masamitsu Morita, Akira Mori, Tsukasa Yoda, Takeshi Tendachi, Ryoko Imamura, Junichi Tatsu, and others can be found at ……. There are so many weathercasters in the programs I usually watch.

I apologize to those whose names I have left off the list, but it is no exaggeration to say that their forecasts will determine what I will do today and the next day.

Their opinions are of great help to us, even if the original manuscripts are published by the Japan Meteorological Agency or Weather News, etc., in the background.

One such popular forecaster is Daisuke Horai, who appears on “Information Live Miyaneya” (Nippon Television Network Corporation).

He is well known on TV, but he recently published a unique book for parents and children called “Sora no Dobutsuen” (Animal Park in the Sky) (Cominiche Publishing).

It is a wonderful thing to discuss with parents and children or friends what a cloud floating in the sky looks like,” says Hourai.

It is a wonderful thing to discuss with parents, children, or friends what a cloud in the sky looks like,” says Hourai. Horai became a meteorologist at the age of 25. While a student at Waseda University, he had aspirations of becoming a comic storyteller or an actor, but he decided to become a weather forecaster when he was 25 years old,

I decided to become a weather forecaster because I wanted to do something that caught my antennae.

He decided to take the exam to become a weather forecaster. Although he passed with flying colors, becoming a weather forecaster did not mean he could immediately appear on TV programs. With his own ideas, he has been selling them to TV stations and other organizations.

On September 1, Hourai published a picture book, “Sora no Dobutsuen (Animal Park in the Sky). He says, “I want parents and children to see it together.”

He once brought a promotional video he had shot himself to a TV station, but most of them rejected it.

However, his efforts paid off, and he now plays the important role of weathercaster for the nationally broadcast programs “Miyaneya” and “Wake Up” (both on Nippon Television Network Corporation), as well as the Kansai local program “Kansai Joho Net ten.” (Yomiuri Television).

He is an idea man who has been trying to make weather forecasts easy to understand even after he was assigned to the program, and has been writing the next day’s weather forecast in crayon on “ten.” to make it easier for children to understand. Although the program was only broadcast for about 10 seconds, he spent an hour and a half to two hours drawing the next day’s weather in crayon.

I don’t think I have any artistic ability, but I try to make it easy to understand. I don’t think I am good at drawing,” he laughed.

He laughs, “I’m not a good illustrator,” but his illustrations are quite tasteful.

In the 13 years since he became a forecaster, he has created more than 2,500 illustrations. In 2004, he published a book titled “Weather Forecaster Horai-san’s Hee~~ is Full of Hee~! Weather Guide” (Shufu To Seikatsu Sha) based on his drawings.

I rewrote the book four times, and it came out exactly the way I wanted it to be. I want parents and children to look at it together. I think I have conveyed what I wanted to convey.

I think I’ve conveyed what I wanted to say,” he said confidently.

I know you are all busy, but have you ever stopped for five minutes to look up at the sky and see the clouds? The sky you encounter is your treasure at that moment.

Mr. Horai told us. I see, the clouds I saw on the Shinkansen can change their shape in an instant.

From now on, I will keep the clouds I saw at that moment in my mind. I wonder if it would be a dream if I took a picture of it ……(laugh).

From “Sora no Dobutsuen” (Animal Garden in the Sky)
From “Animal Garden in the Sky
From “Animal Park in the Sky
  • Text Toshio Ishikawa (Entertainment Reporter)

    Born in Tokyo in 1946. He has a unique career path from Shochiku Advertising Department to women's magazine reporter to entertainment reporter. He has appeared on "The Wide" and "Information Live Miyaneya" (both on Nippon Television Network Corporation), and currently appears regularly on "Mentai Wide" (Fukuoka Broadcasting System), "Su Matan" (Yomiuri TV), and Rainbow Town FM.

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