This is my fourth post of work by Rokuro Taniuchi.
My brief note from the first post:
I discovered the incredible Japanese illustrator Rokuro Taniuchi (1921 - 1981) while searching for Tadanori Yokoo books. On the Amazon listing for this profusely-illustrated book -- Taniuchi Rokuro Gensouki (Shinshindo, 1981) -- Yokoo is listed as the editor. The book seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth, and I feel incredibly lucky to have found it.Links to previous installments: 1, 2, 3.
Through some creative googling of Japanese characters, I did manage to dig up an archive. Comparing the book to this site, I discovered that many of the images were originally made for the Weekly Shincho. I think others must surely be illustrations for children's books. The artist dated some of the works: late 40s / early 50s.
Be sure to click on these 2-page spreads.
I featured the right-hand side of this spread before.