Japanese Artists Overview

Alphabetical listing of all the artists on AkaTako.net including a representative image of their work, their name, and a brief description to help you find who and what you are looking for.
Japanese doll artist Amano Katan is well known for his tender and innocent doll works. He was staff at Pygmalion Doll Studio and created many Alice inspired dolls. He passed away November 1990 and his works continue to be shown posthumously. 天野 可淡
Japanese artist Asaji Muroi explores themes of submission, loyalty, and subservience through his pencil drawings of a woman-dog or other character. An aloof man often observes and directs the scene. 室井亜砂二
A renaissance Japanese man, Asano Tadanobu is known for choosing independent and sometimes quirky acting roles. He is also a creative artist - painting, drawing, sketching as well as singing and playing the guitar. 浅野 忠信
Osaka photographer Atsushi Tani creates worlds of darkness and fantasy through his camera's lens. The top choice of many doll artists, he also creates fairytale inspired works and digitally edited images with surgical influences. 敦志 谷
Stylized girls clutch squishy oversized caterpillars as if they are their favorite teddy bears. With an attention to detail, Em Nishizuka produces sweet and fantastical paintings of flora and fauna alike. Sometimes the caterpillars grow and sometimes the girls shrink down. 西塚em
The handmade dolls of Japanese artist Etsuko Miura exhibit amputations, trauma, and medical probing. The frail bodies are coarsely repaired with metal staples and stitches which only highlight their beauty and delicate nature. 三浦悦子 More Info on Etsuko Miura.
The fantasy worlds created in Fuco Ueda's artwork evoke a sense of loneliness and beauty. The lithe girls move through their world (whether on land, underwater or swirling in the air) with an air of detachment as they encounter deer, turtles, and goldfish. 上田風子 More Info on Fuco Ueda.
Classically trained nihonga artist Fuyuko Matsui brings a sense of darkness and mystery to her paintings. She uses her meticulous painting technique to draw you in to visceral scenes of fear, worry, loneliness, pain and death. 松井冬子 More Info on Fuyuko Matsui.
The crosshatch line drawings of Gajin Tokuno celebrate human sexual organs in imaginative ways. In addition to realistic drawings, he transforms sexual organs from hidden body parts into animals and every day objects that we encounter regularly. More Info on Gajin Tokuno.
Japanese rope artist, contemporary performer, bondage master, and photographer. Hajime Kinoko is known for his artistic displays of intricate shibari - taking rope work past a series of knots and transforming it into an authentic art form. 一鬼のこ
Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama has been creating iconic pin-up girls since the 1970s and continues to paint super-realistic fantasy women. He continues to paint new genres of beauty including futuristic robots, classic fairytales, modern shunga, and erotic centerfolds. 空山基
German artist Hans Bellmer's ball-joint dolls were purposely manipulated and twisted as a rejection of the Nazi occupation and their pursuit of the ideal figure. He was eventually labeled a degenerate and forced to flee to France where he was welcomed by the surrealists.
The paintings by Hikari Shimoda expose the isolation and loneliness often felt by children as they try to make sense of the world around them. Her distortions of reality convey deeper feelings than more literal representations could. 下田 ひかり More Info on Hikari Shimoda.
Hippie Coco's carefully handcrafted stuffed animals are all unique creatures with their own personality and story. The cutest bunny rabbits, kitties, puppies, and teddy bears mix together with skeletons, zombies, and demons. Her detailed handiwork is evident in every stuffed animal.
Japanese artist Hiroaki Samura is well known for his highly detailed and realistic pencil drawings. His manga "Blade of the Immortal" is his most popular but the eroguro compilation "The Love of the Brute" is infamous for completely different reasons. 沙村 広明
Japanese photographer Hiroshi Nonami elevates beauty to a new level by integrating organic elements into his compositions. Branches, butterflies & fish mingle with wings, horns & flowers and enhance the beauty of the human form. 野波 浩 More Info on Hiroshi Nonami.
Deeply saddened by the early death of her husband Irina Ionesco focused her love and attention on their young daughter. Her photography focuses on Eva throughout the years with additional nude models in opulent theatrical settings.
Widely regarded as one of the masters of eroguro, Jun Hayami's manga graphically depict an incredible level of violence and torture. The sad and sorrowful faces of the girls evoke a distance and loneliness even in the midst of the violations. 早見純
Japanese artist Junko Mizuno's Gothic kawaii style mixes the super cute with darker, more insidious elements. Her brightly colored images of girls with over-sized eyes and cartoonish hair often feature nudity, blood, or fantasy creatures. 水野純子
Japanese illustrator Katsuya Terada has an unmatched love for machines and sci-fi influenced artwork. His erotic artwork seamlessly blends gears and gadgets into the female form and creates a futuristic world we all wish to inhabit. 寺田克也
Kenichi Koyama's art explores the self-destructive world of adolescent girls performing self-harm and self-mutilation. The scissor wielding girls are decidedly unhappy as they study, practice piano, lay in bed, and attend to each others wounds. こやまけんいち
Japanese photographer Kenichi Murata focuses on beautiful Japanese girls who are often nude or partially dressed in a variety of costumes - stockings, pearl necklaces, frilly dresses, kimonos, school uniforms, etc. He is also well known for his hand tinted prints. 村田兼一
Japanese photographer Kenny Horie's monochromate photos exude an air of dreamlike romanticism. Journey through different worlds ranging from post-apocalyptic futures, romantic walks in nature, or innocent fun at the playground. 堀江ケニー
Kira Imai's sweet illustrations are the epitome of Japanese Lolita culture. Slim girls adorned in pastel lace and ruffles float through ethereal landscapes. Her illustrations have been featured in "Gothic & Lolita Bible", "Shojo Beat", and for the Angelic Pretty clothing line. 今井キラ
Renowned Japanese photographer Kishin Shinoyama documents the beauty of the female figure with and without clothing. His work also focuses on the carefree innocence of adolescent girls in their every day life - in school, at the beach, running on the playground. 篠山紀信
Handmade kinbaku or shibari (Japanese rope bondage) charms by Kitanya Design Factory in Tokyo, Japan. Each charm is hand painted and hand tied with actual rope. Kinbaku charms can be used as cell phone straps, jewelry, zipper pulls, etc. More Info on Kitanya Design.
Japanese artist Koitsukihime is known for her all porcelain ball jointed dolls imbued with a lifelike spirit. Their delicate features are an enduring representation of our own selves - never changing and destined to last long after we are gone. 恋月姫
Japanese artist Kozue Kuroki creates a delicate pastel fantasy world with a dark background looming in the distance. Pale, slender girls are surrounded by flowers, skulls, and animals in a surreal world with no rules. 黒木 こずゑ
Japanese artist Lhiannan:Shee creates fashion and accessories with designs influenced by the Leanan sídhe folklore. Transform into the enticing fairy muse simply by wearing these designs and you will surely inspire those around you.
Japanese illustrator Makiko Sugawa's line drawings of darling girls emanate a graceful sense of the erotic while they bring fantasies to life. The girls are dressed in lingerie and lace, nude, or resembling ball-joint dolls - occasionally removing a limb or two as they see fit. 須川まきこ
The often shocking artwork of Makoto Aida produces a visceral reaction in the viewer by mixing traditional Japanese imagery with sex and violence. He explores taboo topics, challenges social norms, and is almost never "politically correct". 会田誠 More Info on Makoto Aida.
Japanese artist Mari Shimizu is renowned for her delicate ball joint dolls with cutaway chests exposing surreal scenes of humanoid rabbits, carousels, and angels. Her dolls are all constructed by hand and often display religious themes, tattoos, or evidence of trauma. 清水真理
Japanese doll artist Midori Hayashi's chimeric creations inhabit a dream world on the edge of a nightmare. Sweet and lovable children merge with insect, animal, and plants into an unsettling fusion of life. 林美登利
Osaka artist Namio Harukawa is known for drawings of dominant women sitting on the faces of weak and submissive men. The women are generously proportioned and their rounded figures overwhelm the small men eager to be crushed. Subscribe for new items. 春川 ナミオ
Popular Japanese model Nananano has catapulted to fame as a favorite subject of Kenichi Murata's hand colored portraits and Hajime Kinoko's modern kinbaku. She has also moved herself behind the camera in an array of sweet and sexy self-portrait series. 七菜乃
Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most prolific photographers in the world with over 350 books to his name. His best known works are of beautiful women in bondage, painted flowers, his honeymoon with his wife, Japanese life, and lizards. 荒木 経惟
Japanese artist Nori Tomizaki takes the art of ball-joint dolls to new levels with extravagant CG drawings and digitally altered photos of real girls who appear to have ball joints. Gothic Lolita dresses are accompanied by butterflies, caterpillars, and other naturistic elements. 富崎NORI
A fascination with accidents and medical fetishism are the basis for Romain Slocombe's body of work. His photographs and paintings of injured Asian women have become so iconic that he has almost monopolized the genre. More Info on Romain Slocombe.
Well known for illustrations of sweet, kimono clad girls - Seiichi Hayashi paints a serene world. Their delicate movements and tender touch are brought to life in his fine-lined paintings along with their pets and traditional Japanese toys and games. 林静一 More Info on Seiichi Hayashi.
Two main characters (a boy with a bowl cut and a girl with her hair cut in a bob) travel through Shichinohe Masaru's surreal landscapes. They meet animals and floating geometeric shapes yet remain cool and calm during their adventures. 七戸優 More Info on Shichinohe Masaru.
The surreal and violent manga of Shintaro Kago is both comic and deep. Themes include satirical commentary on military, dismemberment and explosion of bodies, the influence of technology on life, and all forms of sexuality. 駕籠真太郎
Considered by many to be the godfather of Japanese articulated doll-making, Simon Yotsuya has been making dolls for over 55 years. Influenced by Hans Bellmer and Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, he also had a career as an actor. 四谷 シモン More Info on Simon Yotsuya.
The manga illustrations of Suehiro Maruo have extended into the art field and pop culture with his popular characters. Violent and taboo themes become fascinating and familiar with The Little Camellia Girl, Inugami, and his many vampires. 丸尾末広 More Info on Suehiro Maruo.
The exquisite art of Takato Yamamoto explores themes of darkness, bondage, vampires, metamorphosis, love and death. The perspective is always calm and serene - never depicting violence - rather, it is impending or just completed. 山本タカト More Info on Takato Yamamoto.
Japanese language art magazine Talking Heads gives you a taste of today's best artists in Japan. Full color & black and white photos mix with interviews, recommendations and more. A real treat for the Japanese art enthusiast and a great way to discover new artists!
The ultra cute watercolor paintings by Japanese artist Tama only temporarily hide the dark and violent intentions of these girls. Their cruel ways are somehow made palatable (and even delicious!) by their sweet and innocent appearance. たま More Info on Tama.
Japanese ball jointed doll artist Tari Nakagawa creates haunting original dolls with a deep sense of melancholy. The monochromatic figures are at rest in a state of decay with an occasional rib cage exposing the secrets which had been held so close in life. 中川多理
Traditional Japanese folk tales and ghost stories are illustrated by Toshio Saeki with a modern twist. Violence & eroticism mix with schoolgirls & bondage to create an unnerving effect in his nightmarish eroguro works. More Info on Toshio Saeki. Subscribe for new items. 佐伯俊男
Paintings of little girls & dolls by Trevor Brown depict a wide range of moods. Innocence, hurt, playtime, & violence mix with kawaii & medical fetish themes. Disturbing, beautiful, & stirring all at once his works produce a unique response from each viewer. More Info on Trevor Brown.
The ultra-violent manga of Uziga Waita strikes fear and awe into the reader with graphic depictions of bizarrely creative murder, torture, and rape. The most terrible nightmare you could imagine comes to life in black and white on the pages his manga. 氏賀 Y太
Japanese art magazines, anthologies, collections, collaborations, print sets, and more which combine several artists into one item. Also a few individual artists who do not have their own page on AkaTako yet.
Japanese language art magazines themed on a particular subject are packed with beautiful full color photos. Enjoyable in any language, Yaso opens up a new world in every issue and is a great introduction to new artists.
Japanese artist Yoichi Nebashi paints enchanting fairy girls in candy colors. The highly saturated palette imparts a strong element of fantasy and wonder to the sensual girls while the backgrounds are brimming with an abundance of flora and fauna. 根橋 洋一
The sparsely populated paintings of Japanese artist Yoshiaki Machino focus on pale red-haired girls with elements of surrealism. Their direct gazes and unashamed postures contrast with their vulnerability and innocence. 町野好昭
An artist with a unique style, Yuji Moriguchi blends modern manga with classic Ukiyo-e elements into his paintings. Made famous by his Hokusai inspired paintings of women and octopus or squid, his work has an erotic tone with a sense of fantasy. 森口裕二
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