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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

Apr 22, 2021

Just arrived to USA shipping location again, two gorgeous Hajime Kinoko books!
◆ "Oni Kinbaku" is a luxurious hardcover book in a paper board slip case. 148 pages with a full range of kinbaku styles - understated traditional to conceptual modern. Signed and numbered limited edition of 500 pieces.
◆ "Wayou Kinbaku Miyabi" is a softcover book of 204 pages that focuses on traditional style kinbaku, seeking out the height of elegance in settings, kimono, techniques, ropes - everything! Also includes English language afterword revealing Kinoko san's inspirations.

Hajime Kinoko Oni Kinbaku SIGNED
Hajime Kinoko
Oni Kinbaku SIGNED
Hajime Kinoko Wayou Kinbaku Miyabi SIGNED
Hajime Kinoko
Wayou Kinbaku Miyabi SIGNED

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Apr 13, 2021

A few SIGNED copies of Tama's "best of" collector edition book "Rosette" have just been added. Includes 66 full color artworks from from 2005 to 2017 (four of which were previously unpublished!). A must have for any fan of her cute and dark watercolor artworks.

Tama Rosette SIGNED
Tama Rosette
(slipcase cover)
Tama Rosette SIGNED
Tama Rosette
(inside page)
Tama Rosette SIGNED
Tama Rosette
(inside page)

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Apr 9, 2021

FINALLY back in stock, Namio Harukawa's "GARDEN of DOMINA" book! A bilingual (Japanese/English) story on the left page and an illustrative monochrome drawing on the right page. About 80 artworks.

Namio Harukawa Garden of Domina Namio Harukawa Garden of Domina - inside pages

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Apr 7, 2021

Two Em Nishizuka books new to AkaTako (actually published a couple years ago) have just been added! I've bought up all the remaining stock of these two so once they sell out, they can't be restocked. "Gray Sacred" is a bit more conceptual with an androgynous god theme and accompanying morbid poems (in Japanese). "Portrait 3" is full of caterpillar scarves, cute nurses, and botanical illustrations. BOTH are signed in black marker!

Em Nishizuka Gray Sacred SIGNED
Em Nishizuka
Gray Sacred
Em Nishizuka Portrait 3 SIGNED
Em Nishizuka
Portrait 3

Also added, improved and additional images of her "The Illegal Underland" book. Softcover book of 120 pages includes over 70 artworks PLUS several short (full color) manga stories.

Em Nishizuka The Illegal Underland
"The Illegal Underland"
front cover
Em Nishizuka The Illegal Underland
"The Illegal Underland"
inside pages

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Mar 31, 2021

Many items have just been restocked! Some brand new, some lightly used, some "regular stock", some "rare and out of print".

SUEHIRO MARUO restock:

Suehiro Maruo Midori Bandana
Midori Bandana
Suehiro Maruo Midori Tote Bag Black
Midori Tote Bag
Suehiro Maruo Pouch Erotica
Erotica Drawstring Pouch
Suehiro Maruo Postcards Erotica
Erotica Postcard Pair
Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki
Shoujo Tsubaki Manga

OTHER ARTISTS restock:

Hiroaki Samura Brute Love
Hiroaki Samura
Brute Love
Uziga Waita Mai-chan's Daily Life
Uziga Waita
Mai-chan's Daily Life
Kenichi Koyama Melancholy Girls
Kenichi Koyama
Melancholy Girls
Nori Tomizaki Girl from the Ghost's Box
Nori Tomizaki
Girl from the Ghost's Box
Seiichi Hayashi Sabishikatta Kara Kuchizuke Shitano
Seiichi Hayashi

[sold out!!]

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Mar 30, 2021

The XL format exhibition catalog for GIGER + SORAYAMA is now in stock! The exhibition was a collaboration between Alessio Ascari and Shinji Nanzuka, traveling around Japan and showcasing these two very different yet somehow similar artists. This catalog was shipped all the way to Tokyo (printed in Italy) to receive Hajime Sorayama's signature and then shipped back to AkaTako. Just a few pieces available!

Giger Sorayama Exhibition Catalog SIGNED
Giger Sorayama Exhibition Catalog SIGNED
Giger Sorayama Exhibition Catalog SIGNED
Giger Sorayama Exhibition Catalog SIGNED

Also just arrived, the general public reissue of the "Robot Catalogue" which was originally issued during his 2020 exhibition "Sex Matters" at Nanzuka Underground. This new book has very slight differences from the limited edition release. The cover is metallic/reflective silver (limited was a plain gray). There is now an ISBN (limited had only QR code). But interior content is the same!

Hajime Sorayama Robot Catalogue
Hajime Sorayama Robot Catalogue
Hajime Sorayama Robot Catalogue
Hajime Sorayama Robot Catalogue

Unsigned copies now in stock!


Mar 16, 2021

Suehiro Maruo enamel pins have arrived and are now in stock at both EU and USA shipping locations. Actual photos of the pins and their backing cards have just been added. Hard enamel pins with double post backs, 1.75" (45mm) max. "Torture Garden" pin is gold metal with screen printed fine details. "Shoujo Tsubaki Midori" pin is black nickel metal.

Suehiro Maruo Enamel Pin

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Feb 17, 2021

Last year's "Creation Project 2020" produced traditionally handcrafted cypress (hinoki) box masu with artwork screen-printed on all four sides. Often used for serving cold sake or measuring grain, cypress masu have a lovely natural scent and anti-bacterial properties. Each box was hand made one at a time in Gifu prefecture. They are expected to arrive to AkaTako around mid March 2021.
** ARRIVED TO AKATAKO. **

Takato Yamamoto Hinoki Masu Box
Takato Yamamoto Masu Box (front)
Takato Yamamoto Hinoki Masu Box
Takato Yamamoto Masu Box (back)
Fuco Ueda Hinoki Masu Box
Fuco Ueda Masu Box (front)
Fuco Ueda Hinoki Masu Box
Fuco Ueda Masu Box (back)
Aquirax Uno Hinoki Masu Box
Aquirax Uno Masu Box (front)
Aquirax Uno Hinoki Masu Box
Aquirax Uno Masu Box (back)

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