Taniuchi Rokuro

TANIUCHI Rokuro’s Works; from the covers of the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho
TANIUCHI Rokuro in the 1950's

2022 Sat October 1 〜 2022 Sun December 25

Closed: Mon Oct 3, Mon Nov 7, Mon Dec 5

In the TANIUCHI Rokuro Pavilion, we display the original paintings for the covers of the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho. Creating them was the life work of Taniuchi Rokuro (1921-1981), who produced 1,300 of them. Here we present a selection from that huge oeuvre of fifty paintings at a time, changing the exhibits four times a year. The choice of paintings is based on a variety of themes, with a new theme chosen for each exhibition.
This exhibition, “Taniuchi Rokuro in the 1950's,” focuses on the period shortly before and after Taniuchi Rokuro’s debut in the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho. It features original paintings of his early Shukan Shincho covers, as well as important works from his days as a manga artist. Shinchosha first published Shunkan Shincho, which would become the center of Taniuchi’s career, in 1956. Until then, weekly magazines had only been published by newspapers, which could rely on their existing journalistic capabilities. Shinchosha was the first publishing company to successfully launch its own weekly magazine. Other publishers followed Shinchosha’s lead, and the golden age of magazines began. This exhibit delves into the publishing landscape during which Taniuchi was active, showcasing alongside his works various magazines with which he was associated, including early 1950s editions of Shukan Shincho.

《Crab》1958 ©MichikoTaniuchi
Date2022 Sat October 1– Sun December 25
ClosedMon Oct 3, Mon Nov 7, Mon Dec 5
AdmissionDay ticket (Group of 20 persons or more) Adults: ¥380 (¥300)
University Students/High School students/Senior over 65: ¥280 (¥220)
Junior high school students and younger: Free
*Entry is free for high school students residing in Yokosuka or students attending high school in Yokosuka.
*Free admission for persons with a disability pass and one accompanying caretaker.
1958 ©MichikoTaniuchi
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1958 ©MichikoTaniuchi
1956 ©MichikoTaniuchi