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Enjoy the world of "Weekly Shincho" cover paintings drawn by Rokuro Taniuchi

Taniuchi Rokuro Pavillion Holding period: 2020.09.19 ~ 2020.12.13
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「Rokuro Taniuchi <Weekly Shincho Cover Art> Exhibition A swelling image, full of humor」

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(C) Michiko Taniuchi

(TOP image) << Washing his hands >> 1963 Provided by Yokosuka Museum of Art

From the first issue of "Weekly Shincho" in 1956 (Showa 31) to his death in 1981 (Showa 56), the number of cover paintings by Rokuro Taniuchi has reached 1,336. The museum introduces the world of Rokuro Taniuchi's cover paintings by setting a theme each time and changing the exhibition four times a year.
In the 3rd term of the 2nd year of Reiwa, we will pay attention to the fact that Rokuro Taniuchi inflated multiple images from one event under the theme of "inflating image, overflowing humor". For example, even a single dead leaf is depicted as a ninja at one time, a ballerina at another time, and an old memory at another time. During the period of high economic growth, children's playgrounds were paved with concrete in addition to roads and sidewalks, and the fallen leaves of roadside trees dancing in the wind may have been one of the motifs that greatly stimulated Rokuro Taniuchi's imagination. not.
Rokuro Taniuchi observed the changing appearance of Japanese society at a dizzying pace, while also drawing the scene of Showa in the suburbs with memories. Please enjoy the scenery that Taniuchi was seeing while using your imagination.

Rokuro Taniuchi <Weekly Shincho Cover Painting> Exhibition
Inflatable image, overflowing humor
[Session] September 19th (Sat) -December 13th (Sun) 10: 00-18: 00
* Free viewing date: November 3 (Tuesday / holiday)
* Closed: October 5th (Monday), November 9th (Monday), December 7th (Monday)
[Venue] Rokuro Taniuchikan
[Admission fee] General ¥ 380, High / Large / 65 years old and over ¥ 280, Free for junior high school students and younger
* Permanent exhibition
* Free for high school students (limited to living in the city or attending school)
* Free for persons with a physical disability certificate, nursing certificate, mental disability certificate, and one accompanying person
[Inquiries] 046-845-1211 (Yokosuka Museum of Art)


  • Taniuchi Rokuro Pavillion
  • Taniuchi Rokuro Pavillion

Rokuro Taniuchi was in charge of the cover picture of "Weekly Shincho" for 26 years from 1956 (Showa 31). The total number of original images is about 1,300. Among them, there are not only old-fashioned, nostalgic scenes, but also original drawings with dark emotions such as anxiety and fear, and original drawings with witty scenes that are typical of Taniuchi. At the Taniuchi Rokurokan, we are exhibiting mainly such original cover paintings.

The Taniuchi Rokurokan has an elongated exhibition room and a square exhibition room that is separated by a courtyard. The space will be used for exhibitions centered on the <Weekly Shincho Cover Painting> stored in the Yokosuka Museum of Art. There are more than 1,300 works depicting various scenes, so even those who are accustomed to Shukan Shincho may discover something new every time they come to Taniuchi Rokurokan. We will also exhibit related works and materials to introduce the world of Rokuro Taniuchi, who is full of nostalgia.

From "Maborikaigan Station" on the Keikyu Line, take the Keikyu Bus bound for "Kannonzaki" and get off at "Kannonzaki Keikyu Hotel / Yokosuka Museum of Art" and walk for 2 minutes.

  • Address
    4-1 Kamoi, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture
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  • Business Hour
    [Opening hours] 10: 00-18: 00 [Closed] First month of every month (however, open on public holidays), 12 / 29-1 / 3, other temporary closures
  • Parking Area
    120 units (5 large buses, 7 motorcycles) Free for 1 hour for visitors to the exhibition, exemption for those with a disability certificate (excluding large vehicles such as buses)