Contemporary Japanese Art

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Kotaro Iizawa 246 Loaded Photography Books front cover
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This is a guide book to "dangerous" photography books. Kotaro Iizawa has collected photos and descriptions of 246 photography books with subject matter leaning towards the risky - nudity,...
Kotaro Iizawa Looking at Death
$38.00
This is a guide book to "dangerous" photography books. Kotaro Iizawa has collected photos and descriptions of 246 photography books with subject matter leaning towards the risky - nudity,...
Kotaro Iizawa Toadstool
$38.00
This is a guide book to "dangerous" photography books. Kotaro Iizawa has collected photos and descriptions of 246 photography books with subject matter leaning towards the risky - nudity,...
Kotaro Iizawa Medicine, Freaks and Tattoo
$38.00
This is a guide book to "dangerous" photography books. Kotaro Iizawa has collected photos and descriptions of 246 photography books with subject matter leaning towards the risky - nudity,...
Slawomir Rumiak Ariadna's Necklace of Tears
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This is a guide book to "dangerous" photography books. Kotaro Iizawa has collected photos and descriptions of 246 photography books with subject matter leaning towards the risky - nudity,...
Slawomir Rumiak Lina and the Snails
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This is a guide book to "dangerous" photography books. Kotaro Iizawa has collected photos and descriptions of 246 photography books with subject matter leaning towards the risky - nudity,...
Slawomir Rumiak Dying Peggy & Warm Caviar
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This is a guide book to "dangerous" photography books. Kotaro Iizawa has collected photos and descriptions of 246 photography books with subject matter leaning towards the risky - nudity,...

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Kenichi Koyama Melancholy Girls inside pages
Kenichi Koyama paints a world entirely populated by very sad girls. They hang out in the hospital together and console each other. They play music and games together, reaching inside each other'...
Kenichi Koyama Melancholy Girls inside pages
Kenichi Koyama paints a world entirely populated by very sad girls. They hang out in the hospital together and console each other. They play music and games together, reaching inside each other'...
Kenichi Koyama Melancholy Girls inside pages
Kenichi Koyama paints a world entirely populated by very sad girls. They hang out in the hospital together and console each other. They play music and games together, reaching inside each other'...
Kenichi Koyama Melancholy Girls inside pages
Kenichi Koyama paints a world entirely populated by very sad girls. They hang out in the hospital together and console each other. They play music and games together, reaching inside each other'...
Kenichi Koyama Melancholy Girls inside pages
Kenichi Koyama paints a world entirely populated by very sad girls. They hang out in the hospital together and console each other. They play music and games together, reaching inside each other'...
Kenichi Koyama Melancholy Girls front cover
Kenichi Koyama paints a world entirely populated by very sad girls. They hang out in the hospital together and console each other. They play music and games together, reaching inside each other'...

News and New Japanese Art

Aug 22, 2014

Seven rare, out of print manga by Jun Hayami are now available, plus an unsigned version of "Vile Vulgar".

Jun Hayami Adokenai Meikyuu Jun Hayami Bloodstained Angel 1st Ed Jun Hayami Hentai Shounen Jun Hayami Jun no Harawata
"Adokenai Meikyuu" "Bloodstained Angel 1st Ed" "Hentai Shounen" "Jun no Harawata"
Jun Hayami Nietagiru Mitsu Jun Hayami Pinku no Okurimono Jun Hayami manga Axe Vol 26 Jun Hayami Vile Vulgar
"Nietagiru Mitsu" "Pinku no Okurimono" "Axe Vol 26 アックス" "Vile Vulgar"

There's also a new, detailed bibliography of Jun Hayami books to help you figure out which book contains which stories. More to be added in the near future.


Aug 6, 2014

Gorgeous set of 18 postcards featuring Koitsukihime's beautiful gothic dolls photographed by Hiroshi Nonami. A few of the "Misericordia" postcards were also featured in Yaso Vampire.

Koitsukihime Misericordia Postcard Set Koitsukihime Misericordia Postcard Set

Click the images above for more photos and details.


Aug 4, 2014

Now in stock, regular edition and a special limited edition of "Girls' Kingdom" by Kira Imai. The limited edition includes a hand colored print (signed and numbered edition of only 50!).

Kira Imai Girls Kingdom Kira Imai Girls Kingdom Limited Edition print
Kira Imai
Girls Kingdom (regular edition)
Kira Imai
Girls Kingdom Limited Edition print

The pink and gray Gekko Shojo tights by Kira Imai are also back in stock now.


Aug 1, 2014

Yaso "Urbangarde" is now in stock with everything you ever wanted to know about the Japanese band plus a good bit of new art from some favorite artists. There's also new tights by Yoh - "Monochrome Aquarium".

Yaso Urbangarde magazine Yoh Monochrome Aquarium tights
Yaso Urbangarde Yoh Monochrome Aquarium tights.

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Jul 23, 2014

Now in stock, Tama's new book "Secret Mode". Actual photos and details have been added. Each book is SIGNED with a small original drawing too!

Tama Secret Mode SIGNEDTama Secret Mode SIGNED

Click the pictures for more details and images.


Jul 23, 2014

Brand new book "Yumenozoki" (Glimse of a Dream) featuring over 150 full color works by Toshio Saeki which were originally printed in SM Select between 1972 - 1984. Book is full of the erotic grotesque artworks that Saeki is well known for but which haven't been printed in other books as far as I can tell.

Toshio Saeki Yumenozoki front coverToshio Saeki Yumenozoki inside page

Book is SIGNED inside the front cover. Click the images above for more details and photos.


Jul 22, 2014

Brand new softcover book "Simon Doll" features 46 dolls created between 1960 and 2014. Very well photographed, most dolls have several angles, wide shots, and close ups to reveal the intricate details of Simon Yotsuya's work.

Simon Yotsuya Simon Doll front coverSimon Yotsuya Simon Doll inside page

Book is SIGNED inside the front cover. Click the images for more details and photos.


Jul 17, 2014

Two mini booklets featuring the dolls of Mari Shimizu have just been added. "Manifeste du Pop Surrealisme" is a larger size with full color photos and Japanese text; "Ashes to Ashes" is a little smaller with full color photos and a Japanese/English story.

Mari Shimizu Manifeste du Pop Surrealisme SIGNEDMari Shimizu Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust
Mari Shimizu
"Manifeste du Pop Surrealisme"
Mari Shimizu
"Ashes to Ashes"

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Jul 17, 2014

Self-published mini book featuring 4 panel comics by Shintaro Kago. "Four Part Manga" is packed with tongue in cheek humor and a good dose of violence! Signed inside the front cover.

Shintaro Kago Four Part Manga SIGNEDShintaro Kago Four Part Manga SIGNED

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Jul 9, 2014

Now available, two original Namio Harukawa drawings with pink accents and three full color originals! The first two have colored pencil accents and were drawn in 2005. The full color originals are watercolor and colored pencil, painted in 2014.

Namio Harukawa Drawing 27 Namio Harukawa Drawing 28 Namio Harukawa Drawing 29 Namio Harukawa Drawing 30 Namio Harukawa Drawing 31

Click the images for more details or to purchase. Ships direct from New York, NY.


Jul 9, 2014

Three lovely new Shintaro Kago original paintings are now available by special order. Just send an inquiry - ships for free direct from Tokyo to you.

Shintaro Kago Polka Dot 3 original painting Shintaro Kago Rabbit original painting Shintaro Kago Railroad original painting
Shintaro Kago
Polka Dot 3 painting
Shintaro Kago
Rabbit painting
Shintaro Kago
Railroad painting

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Jul 9, 2014

Four original artworks by Uziga Waita are now available by special order. Just send an inquiry to confirm availability and you can own an original by the master of extreme eroguro. Originals range from subtle to outright gore - something for everyone!

Uziga Waita Apocalypse original Uziga Waita Egg Slicer original Uziga Waita Greedy Girl original Uziga Waita Unpainted Face original
Uziga Waita
Apocalypse
Uziga Waita
Egg Slicer
Uziga Waita
Greedy Girl
Uziga Waita
Unpainted Face

Click the images or titles for more information or to send an inquiry.


Jun 25, 2014

Now in stock, cotton canvas reusable shopping bag featuring artwork by Toshio Saeki! Easily hangs on your shoulder and stands at the ready to help you carry your stuff around.

Toshio Saeki Shopping Bag


Jun 22, 2014

Two very difficult to find Romain Slocombe books are now in stock! "L'Art Medical" is new to AkaTako and packed with art, photos, and inspirations; "Les Japonaises Blessees" is back once more and signed with a small original drawing.

Romain Slocombe L'Art MedicalRomain Slocombe Les Japonaises Blessees SIGNED
"L'Art Medical""Les Japonaises Blessees"

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"TOKYO BLUE" is also back in stock!


Jun 18, 2014

A lovely surreal original drawing by Shintaro Kago is now available. She's got her school uniform on, lit candles coming out of her head, and some serious confusion on her face.

Shintaro Kago Black and White original drawing

Ships direct from New York, NY to you!


Contemporary Japanese Art on AkaTako

The best eroguro art books, posters, prints and magazines that Japan has to offer.

AkaTako brings you the best contemporary Japanese art books, posters, prints, manga, postcards, magazines and more by modern Japanese artists. Many signed limited editions and signed limited edition prints.

Art books, prints, and posters by Trevor Brown, Fuco Ueda, Fuyuko Matsui, Takato Yamamoto, Romain Slocombe, Tama, Hikari Shimoda, Mark Ryden, Gajin Tokuno, Asano Tadanobu, Shichinohe Masaru, Kouji Suzuki, Mutsumi Yamamoto.

Manga, illustrations, posters, and art by Suehiro Maruo, Toshio Saeki, Seiichi Hayashi, Senno Knife, Mitsukaz Mihara.

Photography books by Kishin Shinoyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Masahisa Fukase, Kuniyoshi Kaneko.

Doll art by Simon Yotsuya, Ryo Yoshida, Etsuko Miura, Hans Bellmer, Nori Tomizaki, Mari Shimizu, Satomi Hirota.

Styles inlclude eroguro art, horror manga, Japanese manga art, Japanese cartoon art, anime art, loli art, goth art, ball-jointed doll art, ukiyo-e style art, kinbaku, fetish art and photography, Japanese bondage art, and much more.

If you want something and you can't find it on AkaTako just send us an email and we'll try to locate it for you!

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