After Ryohei Yanagihara joined Suntory, he created Uncle Triss, the iconic character that everyone has seen. In addition, its catchy illustrations have been used in many fields such as picture books, animation, book bindings, and manga, and it has continued to be at the forefront for over 50 years.
He is also known as an unparalleled lover of ships, and has written many books, including picture books and essays, based on his extensive knowledge and experience about ships. He has also served as honorary captain of several shipping companies.
In this exhibition, we will display 20 works excerpted from a picture book about fireboats called ``Shoboutei Shutsu Dosei'' and a children's book based on foreign originals called ``Three Police Officers.''
Born in 1931. After graduating from Kyoto City University of Arts (now Kyoto City University of Arts) in 1954, he joined Kotobukiya (now Suntory). He created the character "Uncle Triss" and is active in the world of advertising and publishing. He has received numerous awards including the Dentsu Award and the Mainichi Industrial Design Award. He is also very famous as a lover of ships, and has held many exhibitions themed around ships and ports in Japan and abroad.
Ryohei Yanagihara is famous as a painter of ships, but he is also a top-notch graphic designer, illustrator, book designer, picture book author, animator, and writer, and has developed a wide variety of talents. He is also the creator of the national character Uncle Triss.
Passed away on August 2015, 8 at the age of 17.
On March 2018, 3, the Ryohei Yanagihara Art Museum opened inside the Yokohama Minato Museum in Yokohama.