Taniuchi Rokuro

TANIUCHI Rokuro’s Works; from the covers of the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho
Imagination of Shadows

2023 Sat April 8 〜 2023 Sun July 2

Closed: Mon May 8, Wed May 24、 Mon June 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.

The first exhibition in 2023, titled "Imagination of Shadows," will focus on the "shadows" depicted in TANIUCHI's covers art. In our daily lives, there are various sources of light, such as electric lamps, flames, the sun, the moon, and stars, which illuminate objects and at the same time create "shadows". Shadows, which reflect the shapes of people and objects and change their shapes and sizes, have been a familiar and mysterious presence for us since ancient times, and at the same time, have been an object of awe. TANIUCHI has also used "shadows" as a subject matter in many of his cover paintings. From these paintings, we can see TANIUCHI's rich sensitivity and imagination toward "shadows," his unique sense of humor, and his sense of awe. In addition, TANIUCHI Rokuro’s A Background for Title of the Movie "Shacho sandai-ki (Story of Three Presidents)", newly acquired in 2022, will be exhibited for the first time. Please take a look at it as well.

TANIUCHI Rokuro《Shadows of Marbles Remind Us of Old Games》 1977 ©Michiko Taniuchi
DateSat. April 8, 2023 – Sun. July 2
Closed Mon. May 8, Wed. May 24, Mon. June 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.