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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

Dec 29, 2021

Many brand new items by Makiko Sugawa have just been added. Most of these were offered during her recent exhibition at Vanilla Gallery for her brand new book "Sweet Room". Items are in stock and ready to ship via the EU location. USA shipping location will receive everything early January but they are available for pre-order already. [Now in stock at both locations!] (Both locations can ship worldwide.)

Makiko Sugawa The Story of Nii and Meme SIGNED
"The Story of Nii and Meme"
SIGNED book

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Makiko Sugawa Clear File - Green or Pink
choice of two
A4 size clear files
Makiko Sugawa Tote Bag
cotton canvas
tote bag

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Makiko Sugawa Postcard Set Long
set of 3
long postcards
Makiko Sugawa Postcard Set Large
set of 3
large postcards
 

Please click the images or titles above for more photos and info.


Dec 25, 2021

Many new Kira Imai items just added, older items restocked (including a bunch of postcards and stickers). All items are currently in stock at the EU shipping location. The USA shipping location will receive everything in early January but you can place your order now before they arrive. [Now in stock at both locations!] (Both locations can ship worldwide.)

Kira Imai Frill
FRILL 'zine

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Kira Imai Mini Poster Frill
FRILL mini poster

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Kira Imai Mini Poster Endless Tea Party
ENDLESS TEA PARTY
mini poster
Kira Imai Mini Poster Lolita
LOLITA mini poster

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Kira Imai Mini Poster Memory
MEMORY mini poster

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Kira Imai Enamel Pin Abracadabra
ABRACADABRA enamel pin

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Kira Imai Acrylic Keychain Halloween
HALLOWEEN
acrylic keychain
Kira Imai Sticker Halloween
HALLOWEEN
sticker
Kira Imai Sticker Examination Room
EXAM ROOM sticker

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Kira Imai Sticker Group 4
NEW sticker group

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Kira Imai Postcard Group 13
postcard group 13
Kira Imai Postcard Group 14
postcard group 14
Kira Imai Postcard Group 15
postcard group 15
Kira Imai Postcard Group 16
postcard group 16
 

PLUS all three of Kira Imai's hardcover books are now available SIGNED inside the front cover!

Kira Imai Gekko Shojo SIGNED
Kira Imai
GEKKO SHOJO
SIGNED
Kira Imai Girls Kingdom SIGNED
Kira Imai
GIRLS KINGDOM
SIGNED
Kira Imai Hitosaji Hime SIGNED
Kira Imai
HITOSAJI HIME
SIGNED

Please click images or titles above for more photos and information.


Dec 18, 2021

Now in stock, a few new groups of Tama postcards that you can buy one at a time as you wish. These are mostly from her new book "Deep Memories" plus a pair of postcards and one sticker set from a recent exhibition at Oto Gallery. Several of them are also printed in her (nearly sold out) 2022 desktop calendar!

Tama Postcard Group 10 Tama Postcard Group 11 Tama Postcard Group 12
Tama Postcard Group 13 Tama Sticker Set Group 7

Please click the images above for more details.


Nov 26, 2021

It's a sale all weekend long! [SALE IS FINISHED NOW. Thank you!]

☑ Black Friday
☑ Small Business Saturday
☑ Cyber Monday

All of AkaTako's exclusive enamel pins are 20% off - no coupon needed, just enjoy the discount. o((*^▽^*))o Thank you for your support!

Shintaro Kago Enamel Pin Eyes / OctopusShintaro Kago Enamel Pin CatsSuehiro Maruo Enamel PinTrevor Brown Enamel Pin Asobimasho / Seppuku
Makiko Sugawa Enamel PinTama Enamel Pin - Don't Miss the Season OR Limited BlossomAkaTako Enamel Pin 

Sale lasts through end of day, Monday, November 29, 2021. Sale prices are as shown on the individual items (click the images above) - no coupon code necessary and no other items other than the ones specifically listed above are reduced for this particular sale. On the pins which offer $1 discount when you buy both - the $1 discount is applicable to full price only. If you buy both pins during this sale, you will receive 20% off of both pins. You will not receive 20% off + $1 off. Thanks for your understanding.


Nov 3, 2021

Lots of new items are on the way to AkaTako and available for PRE-ORDER now.
Scheduled to arrive around the middle of November:

Tama 2022 Calendar

Tama
2022 CALENDAR

Tama t-shirt Mashochistic Pink
Tama
MASOCHISTIC PINK
Tama Rosette SIGNED
Tama
ROSETTE

Brand new art books that will be SIGNED. Scheduled to arrive around the END of November or EARLY December:

Tama Deep Memories SIGNED
Tama
DEEP MEMORIES
Makiko Sugawa x Noboru Moai Sweet Room
Makiko Sugawa x Noboru Moai
SWEET ROOM

There are also quite a lot of Tama postcards that will be listed in the next week or two (mid-November). If you wish to add anything to your order after purchasing a pre-order item, just send me a message and let me know so that you don't overpay for shipping.


Oct 31, 2021

It's a blanket!! Shintaro Kago's "Ferris Wheel Cat" has been transformed into a 100% acrylic throw blanket that can keep you nice and warm as you cuddle up on the couch. AkaTako designed, this exclusive blanket is a limited edition of just 100 pieces. Each blanket comes packaged in a cotton tote with matching screen printed design and care instructions.

Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to arrive late November. If you want to be sure to receive in time for a Christmas present, I suggest choosing the "Expedited Shipping" option during checkout. Updated progress and arrival dates will be added here so please check back!

Shintaro Kago Blanket Ferris Wheel Cat Shintaro Kago Blanket Ferris Wheel Cat

Please click the images above for more photos and details.


Oct 28, 2021

Just added, all four of the exhibition catalogs for the biannual group exhibition at Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo!
Female artists are invited to portray the "young girl" in art - so often portrayed by male painters. These women bring their own styles and history to this subject which is surely close to their own hearts.

Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2015 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2017 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2019 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2021 Exhibition Catalog
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2015
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2017
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2019
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2021

Books are limited editions, published in Tokyo, full page for each of the artworks shown on the front cover. Full list of artists included is included in each item description. A few images of interior pages have also been added.
Please click the images or titles above for more info.


Sep 22, 2021

Five brand new, XL format oversized books published by Edition Reuss have just been added! Four books of Kenichi Murata's hime (princess) photographs, and one book by Kazuma Ogaeri. Beautiful editions are published outside of Japan and completely uncensored. Each with around 80 full color photographs + multi-lingual essays.
* USA will receive ~ October 4. Pre-order now available.

Kenichi Murata Princess of Desire
Kenichi Murata
Princess of Desire
Kenichi Murata Naked Princess
Kenichi Murata
Naked Princess
Kenichi Murata Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess
Kenichi Murata
Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess
Kenichi Murata Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess 2
Kenichi Murata
Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess 2
Kazuma Ogaeri Sweet Maids Hot Dreams
Kazuma Ogaeri
Sweet Maids Hot Dreams

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