News and New Japanese Art

Aug 8, 2015

Signed copies of the latest Shintaro Kago mini book "Collapsed Face Girls" are now available. Whether exploding or collapsed, each girls inner thoughts (or insides) are revealed!

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Aug 2, 2015

Brand new release of an expanded, revised edition of Takato Yamamoto's "Necrophantasmagoria Vanitas" contains additional images, new cover, and better quality printing! Signed copies now available.

Takato Yamamoto Necrophantasmagoria Vanitas

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Jul 19, 2015

New original works by Shintaro Kago have just been added - there's ten new black and white drawings (ink on paper) and six full color "Funny Girl" paintings (watercolor on paper).

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Jul 12, 2015

I'm very happy to say I've finally found one of Hajime Sorayama's most iconic images - the red octopus print! Signed and numbered limited edition of only 240 pieces, number 49 is now available on AkaTako.

Hajime Sorayama Red Octopus poster SIGNED
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Jun 25, 2015

Hiroshi Nonami's epic photo book "VAJRA" features Japan's famous Kabuki troupe Gekidan Shinkansen costumed in all their dramatic characters. It's a very large, oversized book filled with amazing fantasy Gothic Samurai photography.

Hiroshi Nonami VAJRA SIGNED front coverHiroshi Nonami VAJRA SIGNED inside page

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Jun 7, 2015

The most recent four issues of Talking Heads Magazine are now available. Each is Japanese language but with enough pictures to hold your interest if you can't read it. Around 230 pages, these fat little magazine pack a punch!

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Talking Heads 59
Strange Pet
Talking Heads 60
Uniform-ism
Talking Heads 61
Retro Futurism
Talking Heads 62
Taisho Aesthetics

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May 30, 2015

New signed, limited edition poster by Hajime Sorayama: "Blonde on Black Sheets" is now available. Extra-large, oversized print on very heavy weight paper.

Hajime Sorayama Blonde on Black Sheets SIGNED

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May 29, 2015

New Shintaro Kago book "Panna Cotta" is the same format and size as "Candy Filled Girl's Head" and is stuffed full of full color paintings. This collection is of works which were shown at various exhibitions in Japan and there is a full list of those exhibitions (in Japanese) included with the book.

Shintaro Kago Panna Cotta front coverShintaro Kago Panna Cotta inside page

Over 90 full color images included! Click the title or images above for more photos and information.


May 15, 2015

Four brand new hardcover books have been added to AkaTako. Two are signed by the artists! "Badaism" is full of crazy sketches, "Lilith in the Mirror" is packed with erotic photos, "The Longest Dream" is an extended re-imagining of an Alice character, and "Kingdom of Daydream" has classic fairytale characters asking realistic questions.

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Daisuke Ichiba
Badaism
Kenichi Murata
Lilith in the Mirror
Tomomi Hasegawa
The Longest Dream
Yuko Fukase
Kingdom of Daydream

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Apr 27, 2015

Now available for pre-order and expected to arrive mid-May, two brand new signed posters featuring some classic Trevor Brown artwork!

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"Medical Play""Girl on Toilet"

Both posters are A2 sized and will be signed.


Apr 23, 2015

As part of last year's "Creation Project 2014", artists submitted works to be used for the covers of hand made Tohoku style notebooks. Each one was made in workshops for disabled persons in the Northeast part of Japan.

Fuco Ueda Tohoku Style Notebook
Takato Yamamoto Tohoku Style Notebook
Fuco Ueda
Tohoku Style Notebook
Takato Yamamoto
Tohoku Style Notebook

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Apr 22, 2015

New, expanded edition of Hajime Sorayama's "Sexy Robot" series, "Sexy Robot: Gigantes" has over 1000 images in it with a more comprehensive look into his artwork history. All copies are signed.

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"Sexy Robot: Gigantes" cover"Sexy Robot: Gigantes" inside page

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Apr 16, 2015

Brand new "Funny Girl" watercolor paintings by Shintaro Kago have just been added. There's twelve smaller ones and four larger size paintings.

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Apr 14, 2015

Just released in Japan, Volume 4 of Sousakuzine is now available for pre-order on AkaTako! Featuring the works of and interviews with Etsuko Egawa, Screaming Mad George, Kazuhiro Tsuji, and more.

Sousakuzine Volume 4 Sousakuzine Volume 4

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Apr 11, 2015

Just arrived, an older limited edition Toshio Saeki book "Picture Scroll of Pathos". Limited to only 1000 pieces, numbered and signed inside the front cover too!

Toshio Saeki Picture Scroll of Pathos SIGNEDToshio Saeki Picture Scroll of Pathos SIGNED

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