Ryohei Yanagihara

Ryohei Yanagihara is a Japanese illustrator and animator who founds success working with Suntory Whiskey back in the 50’s (I think). He also created a great character called Uncle Tory which became a symbol of the company that was popular at the time. The images above though are several book covers he did in the 60’s and 70’s. I love the feeling of these books, so colorful and fun. I would absolutely buy a book with covers like these. Can anyone tell me the names of the books? I’m afraid my Japanese is non-existent.

Images found through Will Kane’s Flickr


July 13, 2010