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

Jan 17, 2019

Just added and available for immediate purchase, fifteen original paintings by Chika Yamada! Her melancholy blue school girls inhabit a surreal world. Tenderly painted watercolor and ink. Shipping direct from Tokyo.

Chika Yamada Blue Breathing Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Blue Breathing
Chika Yamada Blue Escape Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Blue Escape
Chika Yamada Blue Thunderclap Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Blue Thunderclap
Chika Yamada Cross Talk Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Cross Talk
Chika Yamada Crow and Bicycle Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Crow and Bicycle
Chika Yamada Jump Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Jump
Chika Yamada Dance Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Dance
Chika Yamada Elusive Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Elusive
Chika Yamada Escape Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Escape
Chika Yamada Mediocre Every Day Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Mediocre Every Day
Chika Yamada Whereabouts Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Whereabouts
Chika Yamada Moonless Month Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Moonless Month
Chika Yamada Mirage Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Mirage
Chika Yamada Red Line Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Red Line
Chika Yamada Summer's Color Original Painting
Chika Yamada
Summer's Color

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Jan 9, 2019

Last year's "Creation Project 2018" employed the talents of three local ceramic kilns to create a modern take on the traditional small Japanese "bean plate" for snack sized dishes. PRE-ORDER now - expected to arrive end of February/March of 2019.

Fuco Ueda Ceramic Snack Plate Takato Yamamoto Ceramic Snack Plate
Fuco Ueda
Ceramic Snack Plate
Takato Yamamoto
Ceramic Snack Plate

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Jan 5, 2019

Several Hajime Kinoko shibari items have been restocked and there's also a brand new (big!) rope bondage book available!

"Perfect Red" is an expanded version of the 2016 sold out book "Red". It includes all the original works in "Red" and almost an equal amount of new works in Hajime Kinoko's trademark red rope tying style.

Hajime Kinoko Perfect Red SIGNED Hajime Kinoko Perfect Red Limited Edition
Hajime Kinoko "Perfect Red"
regular edition (signed)
Hajime Kinoko "Perfect Red"
limited edition of 100 pieces
(signed + hand painted cardboard sleeve)

And restocked to the USA:

Hajime Kinoko NAWA-ATO SIGNED Hajime Kinoko Modern Kinbaku Techniques Intermediate Level DVD Hajime Kinoko Shibari Bondage Tights Black Hajime Kinoko Shibari Bondage Tights Red Hajime Kinoko Shibari Bondage Tights Undercover
Hajime Kinoko
NAWA-ATO (signed)
Hajime Kinoko
Intermediate DVD
Hajime Kinoko
Shibari tights black
Hajime Kinoko
Shibari tights red
Hajime Kinoko
Shibari tights undercover

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Dec 21, 2018

Just added for purchase, eighteen Namio Harukawa original drawings. Each drawing is SIGNED, measures approximately 8" x 10.8" (20x27.5cm), and ships direct from Tokyo.

Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 103 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 104 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 105 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 106 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 107
Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 108 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 109 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 110 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 111 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 112
Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 113 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 114 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 115 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 116 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 117
Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 118 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 119 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 120    

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Dec 9, 2018

Twenty-six brand new styles of kinbaku charms by Kitanya Design Factory have just been added! In stock for both USA and EU shipping locations. (Additional images will be added soon for all new charms.)

Astronaut Kinbaku Charm Baboon Kinbaku Charm Brown Bear Kinbaku Charm Elephant Kinbaku Charm French Maid Lady Karada Kinbaku Charm
Frog Kinbaku Charm Gecko Kinbaku Charm Gray House Cat Kinbaku Charm Hedgehog Kinbaku Charm Kangaroo Kinbaku Charm
Lion Kinbaku Charm Mummy Kinbaku Charm Nurse Lady Karada Kinbaku Charm Rooster Kinbaku Charm Santa Lady Kinbaku Charm
Seahorse Kinbaku Charm Shark Kinbaku Charm Spoonbill Kinbaku Charm Sloth Kinbaku Charm Snake Kinbaku Charm
Swimmer Lady Karada Kinbaku Charm Tiger Kinbaku Charm Turtle Kinbaku Charm Werewolf Kinbaku Charm White Rabbit Kinbaku Charm
Zombie Lady Kinbaku Charm        

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Dec 7, 2018

Three young Japanese artists were tasked with creating a collection of works on the same theme "Wandering to Dream". Each book is 36 pages long and gives you the unique perspective of Chika Tanikawa, Em Nishizuka, and Mika Nitta. Books are a limited edition of 250 pieces each.

Yume ni Samayou Chika Tanikawa Yume ni Samayou Em Nishizuka Yume ni Samayou Mika Nitta
Yume ni Samayou
Chika Tanikawa
Yume ni Samayou
Em Nishizuka
Yume ni Samayou
Mika Nitta

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Dec 7, 2018

Kenichi Murata's latest photography book "Angel Collection", an out of print 1st edition copy of Junko Mizuno's Hell Babies, and a zippered pouch with Makiko Sugawa's artwork on both sides!

Kenichi Murata Angel Collection SIGNED Junko Mizuno Hell Babies 1st Edition Makiko Sugawa Zippered Pouch
Kenichi Murata
Angel Collection
Junko Mizuno
Hell Babies 1st Ed.
Makiko Sugawa
Zippered Pouch

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Dec 6, 2018

I've found a near perfect copy of Volume 1 of "My Fair Fat Lady" and a book from 1980 that I have never seen before! "Maddening Love" has an amazing collection of Namio Harukawa works in a range of styles (and a wide range of subject matter too).

Namio Harukawa My Fair Fat Lady Vol 1 Namio Harukawa Maddening Love
Namio Harukawa
My Fair Fat Lady Vol 1
Namio Harukawa
Maddening Love

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