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Welcome to AkaTako - your international source for underground and hard to find Japanese art: signed books, limited edition prints and posters, licensed enamel pins and t-shirts, artist produced postcards and mini books, original drawings and paintings, and lots more. We ship worldwide!
Not sure where to start? Check out the more popular artists and items just below. A bit further down the page is a news feed of everything going on with AkaTako.

THE LATEST NEWS

Jun 19, 2020

Just added to akatako, Fuyuko Matsui's new A Lock of Hair book. Brand new, XL oversized hardcover book which has been privately published by the artist in very limited quantity. The book collects a total of 28 artworks in very high quality images (21 previously published and 7 previously unpublished).

Fuyuko Matsui A Lock of Hair - front cover Fuyuko Matsui A Lock of Hair - inside page

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May 22, 2020

Just a few copies available, Hajime Sorayama's new Robot Catalogue released in March 2020 by Nanzuka Underground in Tokyo! Celebrities, historical icons, dinosaurs and more are all given the shiny chrome treatment. (Improved and additional images added June 2020.)

Hajime Sorayama Robot Catalog Hajime Sorayama Robot Catalog

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May 3, 2020

Just added, some oversized XL vintage Hajime Sorayama pin-up style prints! These are all signed and numbered by Hajime Sorayama himself. They are either from the official edition of 240 prints, AP (artist proof), PP (printer proof), or HC (hors commerce = sample) series of far fewer prints (exact details in each print's description).

Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 2 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 5 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 11
Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 12 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 18 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 23

Click the images above for more information. Smaller size prints were added about two weeks ago and mostly sold out. (Hoping to restock and get some additional styles!)


Apr 30, 2020

Just added to AkaTako, new Em Nishizuka goods including your choice of six enamel pins, one original painting, and three different art books! Each of these are self-produced by the artist and all are hand signed as well (except the enamel pins).

Em Nishizuka Enamel Pins Em Nishizuka Original Cocoon Ball  
Em Nishizuka Insect Decoration SIGNED Em Nishizuka Mad Hospital SIGNED Em Nishizuka Pattern C SIGNED

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Apr 26, 2020

Very sad news was recently reported that the artist Namio Harukawa 春川ナミオ passed away on April 24, 2020. He was with his family in Osaka and passed after a battle with illness.

Born in Osaka during the month of May 1947, Namio Harukawa is a pen name now synonymous with dominant, ample women and the men who love to submit to their every need. Harukawa-san first became enamored with voluptuous women in elementary school at the sight of a tall teacher who "always wore slacks that fit perfectly" and her plump buttocks as she walked down the hallway. (His drawing of her is pictured to the right as printed in his recent book "The Incredible Femdom Art of Namio Harukawa".)

During his approximate 60 year career, Harukawa-san regularly contributed drawings to various monthly SM magazines. The format required was always the same - four drawings of A4 size - which explains why there is often a small group with a particular theme or character.

AkaTako began selling Namio Harukawa originals in early 2012. Prior to this, there had not been much demand for his original works and he believed he was mostly a fringe, fetish artist who would not be widely known. Years later, his popularity had exploded with two monographs released and coinciding solo exhibitions in Tokyo at Vanilla Gallery. His passing is a great loss to the art world.

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Apr 19, 2020

New to AkaTako, a few recently acquired vintage Trevor Brown artworks! There are two originals from the 1990s ("Bound Hands" and "White Whip") and two "Crash Babies" prints from the mid 2000s.

Trevor Brown Original Bound Hands Trevor Brown Original White Whip Trevor Brown Crash Babies print 1 Trevor Brown Crash Babies print 2

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Apr 16, 2020

A new artist to AkaTako, Chika Tanikawa goods are now available! Characterized by pretty girls who don't shy away from direct eye contact, pastel tones, flower adornments, and occasional trips to outer space, her artwork is beautiful to look at and dreamy to think about.

Two signed books are available:

Chika Tanikawa Promise SIGNED Chika Tanikawa Untitled SIGNED

And three limited edition mini print sets which compile the previous years artworks into a lovely packaged set.

Chika Tanikawa Works 2017 Chika Tanikawa Works 2018 Chika Tanikawa Works 2019

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Apr 14, 2020

Very pleased to have found some of these vintage Hajime Sorayama pin-up style lithograph prints! These are all signed and numbered by Hajime Sorayama himself. Most of them are from the official edition of 125 prints, a couple of them are from the AP (artist proof) series of far fewer prints (exact details in each print's description).

Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 41 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 56 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 68
Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 69 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 79 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 84

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