Rokuro Taniuchi 3

This is my third post of work by Rokuro Taniuchi. My brief note from the first post:

I discovered the incredible Japanese illustrator Rokuro Taniuchi (1921–81) 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 Comparing the book to this site, I discovered that many of the images were originally made for the Weekly Shincho.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.

The book includes an insert promoting the "Unicorn Color Series." Has anyone heard of this series?
I plan to do another post from this book—it is too good not to share.

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