journeyround (journeyround) wrote in kidpix,

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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.

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 Comparing the book to this site, I discovered that many of the images were originally made for the Weekly Shincho.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.
Links to previous installments: 1, 2, 3.

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Be sure to click on these 2-page spreads.

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I featured the right-hand side of this spread before.

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