News and New Japanese Art

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!

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

Click the images or titles above for more information and photos.


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

Click the image for more photos and details.


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.

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

Click the image or titles above for more details.


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!

Trevor Brown poster Medical Play SIGNEDTrevor Brown poster Girl on Toilet SIGNED
"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

Click the images or titles above for more photos and information.


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.

Hajime Sorayam Sexy Robot Gigantes SIGNEDHajime Sorayam Sexy Robot Gigantes SIGNED
"Sexy Robot: Gigantes" cover"Sexy Robot: Gigantes" inside page

Click the images or titles above for more photos and information.


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.

Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 83 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 84 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 85 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 86 Original Painting
Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 87 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 88 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 89 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 90 Original Painting
Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 91 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 92 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 93 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 94 Original Painting
Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 95 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 96 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 97 Original PaintingShintaro Kago Funny Girl 98 Original Painting

Click the images above for pricing and details.


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

Click the images above for more photos and information. Magazine should arrive to AkaTako April 21 +/-.


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

Click images above for more information and photos.


Apr 5, 2015

Two brand new mini-books by Shintaro Kago have just been added. "Pretty Girl Picture Book" is full of sweet girls with exploding heads and some Christmas theme paintings. "Funeral Service 100 Famous Views" is a monochrome book of twisted Japanese funeral rites.

Shintaro Kago Pretty Girl Picture Book SIGNED Shintaro Kago Funeral Service 100 Famous Views 1 SIGNED

Both books are signed and self-published by Shintaro Kago. Click the images above fore more photos and details.


Mar 30, 2015

Seven brand new original watercolor paintings by Shintaro Kago are now available. A couple of them have already sold so don't wait too long to pick out your favorite!

Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 76 Original Painting Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 77 Original Painting Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 78 Original Painting Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 79 Original Painting
Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 80 Original Painting Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 81 Original Painting Shintaro Kago Funny Girl 82 Original Painting  

Click the images above for details and to buy.


Mar 4, 2015

The old "Kinbaku Charm" category has been renamed to "Cell Phone Charms" so that it can include other styles of charms which may not be kinbaku related. The URL is new so please be sure to make a note of it!

For now, there are only cell phone charms by Kitanya Design Factory and Shintaro Kago. Hopefully some new ones will be added in the future.


Feb 20, 2015

Two new books of black and white illustrations by Asaji Muroi are now available. Both were self-published by the artist in the early 1990s but are in great condition and signed! "My Imagination" is a smaller size and has older, more experimental drawings. "Venus with a Dog Collar" is larger format and is devoted to the idea of woman-dog.

Asaji Muroi My Imagination SIGNED Asaji Muroi Venus with a Dog Collar SIGNED
"My Imagination" "Venus with a Dog Collar"

Click the images or titles above for more photos and information.


Feb 15, 2015

One new clear file by Suehiro Maruo features Midori from his very popular "Shoujo Tsubaki" manga, and two clear files by Takato Yamamoto - both featuring artwork from his "Divertimento for a Martyr" book.

Suehiro Maruo Clear File Shoujo Tsubaki Takato Yamamoto Clear File Night Reverie Takato Yamamoto Clear File Sweet Time
Shoujo Tsubaki clear file Night Reverie clear file Sweet Time clear file

Click the images or titles above for more photos and information.


X