Contemporary Japanese Art

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Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth SIGNED
$52.00
Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to ship end of November. Takato Yamamoto's newest collection of artwork is a two part book - a Japanese text novel by Kyoka Izumi which is...
Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth Ltd Ed
$99.00
Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to ship end of November. Special, limited edition of Takato Yamamoto's newest collection of artwork is styled after the highly collectable "...
Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth SIGNED - front cover
$52.00
Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to ship end of November. Takato Yamamoto's newest collection of artwork is a two part book - a Japanese text novel by Kyoka Izumi which is...
Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth Ltd Ed
$99.00
Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to ship end of November. Special, limited edition of Takato Yamamoto's newest collection of artwork is styled after the highly collectable "...
Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth Ltd Ed
$99.00
Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to ship end of November. Special, limited edition of Takato Yamamoto's newest collection of artwork is styled after the highly collectable "...
Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth Ltd Ed
$99.00
Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to ship end of November. Special, limited edition of Takato Yamamoto's newest collection of artwork is styled after the highly collectable "...
Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth SIGNED
$52.00
Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to ship end of November. Takato Yamamoto's newest collection of artwork is a two part book - a Japanese text novel by Kyoka Izumi which is...
Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth SIGNED
$52.00
Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to ship end of November. Takato Yamamoto's newest collection of artwork is a two part book - a Japanese text novel by Kyoka Izumi which is...

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Midori Hayashi Dream Child - inside page
Sweet and lovable children merge with insect, animal, and plants into an unsettling fusion of life. This first book of dolls by Midori Hayashi beautifully displays the chimeric dolls she has...
Midori Hayashi Dream Child - inside page
Sweet and lovable children merge with insect, animal, and plants into an unsettling fusion of life. This first book of dolls by Midori Hayashi beautifully displays the chimeric dolls she has...
Midori Hayashi Ashley original doll
Original, handmade doll by Midori Hayashi. "Ashley" has long, ash-blonde hair and hauntingly pale eyes. Her head, hands, and legs are made of cernit (polymer clay) with part of the head made of...
Midori Hayashi Dream Child - front cover
Sweet and lovable children merge with insect, animal, and plants into an unsettling fusion of life. This first book of dolls by Midori Hayashi beautifully displays the chimeric dolls she has...
Midori Hayashi Ashley original doll
Original, handmade doll by Midori Hayashi. "Ashley" has long, ash-blonde hair and hauntingly pale eyes. Her head, hands, and legs are made of cernit (polymer clay) with part of the head made of...
Midori Hayashi Dream Child - inside page
Sweet and lovable children merge with insect, animal, and plants into an unsettling fusion of life. This first book of dolls by Midori Hayashi beautifully displays the chimeric dolls she has...
Midori Hayashi Ashley Doll
Original, handmade doll by Midori Hayashi. "Ashley" has long, ash-blonde hair and hauntingly pale eyes. Her head, hands, and legs are made of cernit (polymer clay) with part of the head made of...
Midori Hayashi Ashley original doll - as printed in Dream Child
Original, handmade doll by Midori Hayashi. "Ashley" has long, ash-blonde hair and hauntingly pale eyes. Her head, hands, and legs are made of cernit (polymer clay) with part of the head made of...
Midori Hayashi Dream Child - inside page
Sweet and lovable children merge with insect, animal, and plants into an unsettling fusion of life. This first book of dolls by Midori Hayashi beautifully displays the chimeric dolls she has...
Midori Hayashi Dream Child - inside page
Sweet and lovable children merge with insect, animal, and plants into an unsettling fusion of life. This first book of dolls by Midori Hayashi beautifully displays the chimeric dolls she has...
Midori Hayashi Dream Child - inside page
Sweet and lovable children merge with insect, animal, and plants into an unsettling fusion of life. This first book of dolls by Midori Hayashi beautifully displays the chimeric dolls she has...

News and New Japanese Art

Oct 20, 2014

Now available for pre-order and expected to ship end of November, "Grass Labyrinth" is a special book in two parts - Japanese language novel by Kyoka Izumi which is illustrated by 29 of Takato Yamamoto's black and white underdrawings PLUS 28 full color works by Takato Yamamoto. Each book will be signed and the limited edition is numbered as well.

Takato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth regular editionTakato Yamamoto Grass Labyrinth limited edition
"Grass Labyrinth" regular edition"Grass Labyrinth" limited edition
Regular edition is hardcover with a dust jacket
and one bookmark.
Styled after the highly collectible first edition "Kyoka-bon",
the special edition is limited to 500 pieces and includes a
purple slipcase, melon colored book edges, dust jacket,
incense, one postcard, and six bookmarks.

Sep 23, 2014

Just added, two new issues of Talking Heads Magazine. Number 57 is "Japanese Style Renaissance" and features current artists exploring classic Japanese techniques and themes. Number 58 is "Fairytale" and explores the other side of fairytales that we usually don't see in books.

Talking Heads No. 57 Japanese Style Renaissance Talking Heads No. 57 Masami Teraoka
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Talking Heads No. 58 Fairytale Talking Heads No. 58 Shiori Matsumoto

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Sep 22, 2014

Four brand new original drawings by Namio Harukawa are now available by special order. Each has a military theme and will ship to you direct from Tokyo.

Namio Harukawa Drawing 32 Namio Harukawa Drawing 33 Namio Harukawa Drawing 34 Namio Harukawa Drawing 35

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Sep 8, 2014

A big surprise to have found one each of these Trevor Brown posters again. Only 150 of each were printed and they have long been sold out on AkaTako! Li'l Miss Sticky Kiss plays dress up as "Nazis Are Sexy" and "Nursie". Each poster is signed.

Trevor Brown Nazis Are Sexy poster SIGNEDTrevor Brown Nursie poster SIGNED
Trevor Brown
Nazis Are Sexy poster
Trevor Brown
Nursie poster

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Sep 1, 2014

Ending at midnight on Friday, September 5, AkaTako is clearing off a shelf or two and giving you some big discounts! You'll have to be logged in to AkaTako to get the sale price. These items are on sale:

Kenichi Murata 11 Sleeping Princesses postcards Suehiro Maruo Maruograph DX I SIGNED Suehiro Maruo Maruograph DX II SIGNED Takato Yamamoto Necrophantasmagoria
Kenichi Murata
11 Sleeping Princess cards

was $24 now $18
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph DX I

was $58 now $42
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph DX II

was $58 now $42
Takato Yamamoto
Necrophantasmagoria (unsigned)

was $49 now $35
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Takato Yamamoto Nansou Satomi Hakkenden SIGNED Trevor Brown Black and White book Trevor Brown Drawing Book EU Trevor Brown Toy Box postcards
Takato Yamamoto
Nansou Satomi ....

SOLD OUT
Trevor Brown
Black and White

SOLD OUT
Trevor Brown
Drawing Book EU

was $27 now $12
Trevor Brown
Toy Box Postcards

was $34 now $17

At midnight (Eastern Time in the US), all prices will go back to normal so don't miss out! If you need help logging in just send an email.

A few tips: if you have ever placed an order on AkaTako, just request a new password. If you have never placed an order before, create a new account.


Aug 25, 2014

Seven rare and out of print manga and one volume of S&M Sniper have just been added. Most of them were published in the 1980s and are quite hard to find!

Aki Uchiyama Ankoro TrioHiromi Hiraguchi Neppu HibarigaokaHoichi Rokuhara Kodomo JanaimonHoichi Rokuhara Pinky Panic
Aki Uchiyama
Ankoro Trio
Hiromi Hiraguchi
Neppu Hibarigaoka
Hoichi Rokuhara
Kodomo Janaimon!
Hoichi Rokuhara
Pinky Panic
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Midori Shida Ranyakata 1st EditionMidori Shida RanyakataShunichi Muraso Shoujo HanazonoS&M Sniper 2007 Vol 7
Midori Shida
Ranyakata 1st Ed
Midori Shida
Ranyakata
Shunichi Muraso
Shoujo Hanazono
S&M Sniper
2007 Vol 7

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Aug 23, 2014

Just added, three extra large (27" x 38.5"!) posters by Hajime Sorayama. All are signed and numbered from limited editions of 240 pieces each.

Hajime Sorayama poster Red SetteeHajime Sorayama poster SquidHajime Sorayama poster Turtle
Hajime Sorayama
Red Settee poster
Hajime Sorayama
Squid poster
Hajime Sorayama
Turtle poster

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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

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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

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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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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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