News and New Japanese Art

Aug 13, 2016

Now available for pre-order, bilingual (Japanese-English) book illustrated by Takato Yamamoto and Aquirax Uno celebrates the 100th anniversary of Kyoka Izumi's famous play "Tale of a Castle Keep" (Tenshu Monogatari). Arriving end of August +/-, with a total of 48 illustrations. Regular edition and special limited edition available now!

Tale of a Castle Keep Takato Yamamoto Aquirax UnoTale of a Castle Keep Takato Yamamoto Aquirax Uno Ltd Ed
 Tale of a Castle Keep
Regular Edition

Tale of a Castle Keep
Limited Edition

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Jul 1, 2016

Starting July 2 and ending July 4, there will be three big bursts of sale/discounted items on AkaTako!

Each day at midnight, 50+ items will be added to the SALE section. The following day at midnight, the previous day sale items are removed and 50+ new items will be added. You must be LOGGED IN to AkaTako to see sale items! Please email if you have any issues or need any help.

Three days, 50+ different items each day! So if you see an item that is on sale one day, you must buy it that day - it will not be on sale tomorrow!

AkaTako 2016 Burst Sale Calendar

All times listed are NYC time (GMT-4). Sale prices are not valid on previously purchased items. Sale prices are only valid for the time they are in the sale section. Please email if you have any issues or need any help.


Jun 21, 2016

Just arrived, Suehiro Maruo's "true color" Midori and Mr. Arashi figure - with or without original packaging - and a Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure with the original packaging!

Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki figure Suehiro Maruo Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure boxed
Midori and Mr. Arashi figure Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure

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Jun 12, 2016

Five more new Midori items by Suehiro Maruo have just been added. There's two styles of tote bags, two colors of bandanas, and one mini clear file all featuring the protagonist of Shoujo Tsubaki.

Suehiro Maruo Midori Black Tote Bag Suehiro Maruo Midori Natural Tote Bag Suehiro Maruo Midori Blue Bandana Suehiro Maruo Midori Pink Bandana Suehiro Maruo Midori Clear File
Black Tote Bag Natural Tote Bag Blue Bandana Pink Bandana Clear File

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Jun 10, 2016

Signed copies of the second volume of Suehiro Maruo's "Tomino Jigoku" are now available! Now you can read on to see what adventures the unfortunate twins Tomino and Katan will find themselves in.

Suehiro Maruo Tomino Jigoku 1 SIGNED Suehiro Maruo Tomino Jigoku 2 SIGNED
Suehiro Maruo
Tomino Jigoku 1
Suehiro Maruo
Tomino Jigoku 2

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Jun 10, 2016

Just arrived, four new Midori pins by Suehiro Maruo. Each pin features the sweet Shoujo Tsubaki holding her puppy in her arms and comes in various color combinations - two larger pins in either green or red, and two sets of four pins in different colors.

Suehiro Maruo Midori Pin Green Suehiro Maruo Midori Pin Red Suehiro Maruo Midori Pin Set 1 Suehiro Maruo Midori Pin Set 2

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Jun 3, 2016

A Suehiro Maruo painting "Vampire II" from 2009 is now available!

Suehiro Maruo original painting Vampire II

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May 29, 2016

Just arrived, four sets (of four postcards each) featuring the lovely dolls of Mari Shimizu! Featured dolls include her cut-away torso dolls with interior scenes, mysterious victorian vampires, Alice in Wonderland inspired creatures, and more.

Mari Shimizu Postcard Set 12
Mari Shimizu
Postcard Set #12
Mari Shimizu Postcard Set 13
Mari Shimizu
Postcard Set #13
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Mari Shimizu Postcard Set 14
Mari Shimizu
Postcard Set #14
Mari Shimizu Postcard Set 15
Mari Shimizu
Postcard Set #15

Several of the dolls/images were also printed in her new book "Wachtraum". Click the images or text above for more photos and information.


May 16, 2016

One extremely rare "Shoujo Tsubaki" figure of Midori and Mr. Arashi in the sepia tone and one difficult to find figure of "The Leopard Man and The Young Detectives" are now available! I was only able to find one of each for the time being.

Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki sepia figure Suehiro Maruo Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure
Suehiro Maruo
Shoujo Tsubaki sepia figure
Suehiro Maruo
Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure

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May 8, 2016

Two new original black and white drawings by Shintaro Kago have just been added! Very fine detail and line quality in each.

Shintaro Kago Black and White original drawing 12 Shintaro Kago Black and White original drawing 13

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May 3, 2016

Just added, ten original graphite drawings of big beautiful women by Namio Harukawa. Shipping direct to you from Tokyo, just send an inquiry to confirm availability and get a shipping quote (usually $25-35).

Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 45 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 46 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 47 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 48 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 49
Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 50 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 51 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 52 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 53 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 54

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May 1, 2016

Two issues of Talking Heads magazine - No. 64 and No. 65 - plus one new issue of TH ExtrART File 08 (fewer pages, more photos!) have been added.

Talking Heads Magazine No. 64 Rhetoric of Objet d'Art / HitogataTalking Heads No. 64
Rhetoric of Objet d'Art / Hitogata

224 pages featuring artists like Etsuko Miura x Ryo Yoshida, Hiroko Uehara, Mari Shimizu, Tacji Kikuchi, Kaoru Mori, Midori Hayashi, Trevor Brown, Nananano, Kenny Horie, Kenichi Koyama, and many others.
Talking Heads Magazine No. 65 Paradise of Food and DrinksTalking Heads Magazine No. 65
Paradise of Food and Drinks

224 pages featuring artists like ynn Bianchi, Will Cotton, Dirk Staschke, Sakurako Hattori, Tama, Sui Yumeshima, Ichiyoh Haga, Yogu, Keiko Miyata, Atsushi Tani, Niko Pirosmani, and many others.
TH ExtrART File 08TH ExtrART File 08
Landscape of Visible Fantasy, Tell a Story

112 pages filled with color photos of the works of artists like Tacji Kikuchi, Kaoru Mori, Mai Tamagawa, Yuko Fukase, Mari Shimizu, Brandi Milne, Hinaduki Yoruno, Nananano, Hajime Kinoko, and many others.

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Apr 15, 2016

Just in time for warmer weather, over-the-knee socks with a kinbaku rope bondage pattern designed by Hajime Kinoko! Available in four different color combinations, you're sure to find one to fall in love with.

Hajime Kinoko Shibari Socks Black Hajime Kinoko Shibari Socks Blue Hajime Kinoko Shibari Socks Pink Hajime Kinoko Shibari Socks Red
black background
gray/white ropes
ballet pink background
blue ropes
white background
pink ropes
white background
red ropes

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Apr 1, 2016

The brand new books "Wachtraum" by Mari Shimizu and "Fallen Princess" by Tama are now available for pre-order. They will both be signed by the artist and are expected to arrive around April 15th.

Mari Shimizu Wachtraum SIGNED Tama Fallen Princess SIGNED
Mari Shimizu
Wachtraum
Tama
Fallen Princess

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Mar 29, 2016

On the way to AkaTako very soon, Hajime Kinoko's new book "Red", the intermediate level kinbaku instructional DVD, and a ROM disc titled "White". Items are expected to arrive early April!

Hajime Kinoko Red SIGNEDHajime Kinoko Modern Kinbaku Techniques Intermediate Level DVDHajime Kinoko White ROM
"Red"
book
Intermediate Level
Kinbaku Instructional DVD
"White"
ROM

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