It’s taken us a whole 5 years to revisit the work of graphic designer and animator Ryohei Yanagihara (1931-2015) – 柳原良平 in Japanese. His most famous work was his Uncle Torys character for Suntory Whisky. The other main brand for whom he produced work was shipping company, Mitsui O.S.K Lines. They even have a virtual museum and shop on their website dedicated to his work.
He also illustrated several children’s books including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Babies Onomatopoeia.
Here’s a selection of Yanagihara’s animations from YouTube
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