Welcome to AkaTako - your USA based source (with a small outpost in Europe) for underground and hard to find Japanese art: signed art 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!
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Jun 20, 2022

Now available for PRE-ORDER, two brand new larger size B2 posters by Shintaro Kago! These are both akatako exclusives and individually SIGNED by the artist. Additional photos will be added after arrival. Printed in Japan!
* Posters will arrive to the USA location first (around June 24) and will be sent on to the EU location (arriving around July 15).

Shintaro Kago poster Pipeline Mandala SIGNED
Shintaro Kago
Shintaro Kago poster Scale SIGNED
Shintaro Kago
SCALE poster

"Pipeline Mandala" is previously unpublished as far as I am aware. "Scale" was recently printed in ARTBOOK (2nd edition).

Also available and already in stock at both the USA and EU shipping locations, Shintaro Kago's TIGER poster. This one is the larger, B2 size as well (20.25" x 28.675" / 51.5cm x 72.8cm), hand signed by the artist as shown in the photo. Printed in Japan too!
Shintaro Kago Poster Tiger SIGNED

May 31, 2022

Last year's "Creation Project 2021" produced heavyweight yet soft cotton work aprons on weaving looms that are over 100 years old! Made for durability, each apron has a single pocket and a long waist strap. Traditional crafstmen in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture made the aprons one at a time.

Already in stock at AkaTako's USA shipping location, aprons should arrive to EU location before the end of June.

Aquirax Uno Toyohashi Apron
Aquirax Uno
Toyohashi Apron
Fuco Ueda Toyohashi Apron
Fuco Ueda
Toyohashi Apron
Takato Yamamoto Toyohashi Apron
Takato Yamamoto
Toyohashi Apron

Quantities are limited! Please click the images above for more photos or to purchase.

May 20, 2022

The third book in the magical collaboration of three Japanese erotic artists DOMINATRIX HEAVEN takes us to a rewarding afterlife ruled by women. Hajime Sorayama, Rockin' Jelly Bean, and Katsuya Terada each contribute again to 72 pages + short artist statements (JP/EN). These books are hand SIGNED by ALL THREE artists!!! Now available for pre-order, please check the individual item pages to see estimated arrival dates. There's also a couple pieces of the new exhibition t-shirt.

Dominatrix Heaven SIGNED PRE-ORDER Dominatrix Heaven Exhibition t-shirt PRE-ORDER

Also available again, the two earlier books Tokyo Sweet Gwendoline (2018) and Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Kill! (2014). Both arriving in a couple weeks, check each book's page for dates. Both of these books also SIGNED by ALL THREE ARTISTS!

Tokyo Sweet Gwendoline SIGNED Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Kill! SIGNED

Please click the images above for more details.

May 18, 2022

A few of the vintage, dead stock, Hajime Sorayama prints from the 1990's have been restocked! They have now arrived to USA shipping location (worldwide shipping available). Details of the print editions have been added and the pre-orders will ship in a day or two. Prints are all hand SIGNED and NUMBERED by Sorayama himself! Each measures approximately 17.125" x 24" (43.5 x 61cm).

Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 62 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 65 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 66 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 67
Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 69 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 71 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 73 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 74
Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 80 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 81 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 82 Hajime Sorayama Lithograph 84

Please click the images above for further details.

May 16, 2022

Just added for pre-order, licensed Suehiro Maruo enamel pins from his popular manga "DDT" and "The Laughing Vampire". Both of these pins are AkaTako exclusives! Double post backs with raised stamp "©Suehiro Maruo" on the reverse. Reflective silver nickel finish with black hard enamel, max 1.5" (38mm), custom backing cards as shown. USA should receive by May 20 and EU should receive by May 27. Actual photos just added!

Suehiro Maruo Enamel Pin DDT Suehiro Maruo Enamel Pin Laughing Vampire

Please click the images or links above to pre-order!

May 9, 2022

Just added back in stock, a bunch of rare, out of print, hard to find manga and art books! A lot of Suehiro Maruo, a couple Shintaro Kago, and a few others for good measure. Please read the condition details for each item - many of these are used and no longer in super-perfect condition.

Suehiro Maruo 28 Scenes of Murder
Suehiro Maruo
28 Scenes of Murder
Suehiro Maruo Maruograph I 1st Edition
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph I 1st ed.
Suehiro Maruo Maruograph II 1st Edition
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph II 1st ed.
Suehiro Maruo Laughing Vampire
Suehiro Maruo
Laughing Vampire 1
Suehiro Maruo Laughing Vampire 2
Suehiro Maruo
Laughing Vampire 2
Suehiro Maruo Maruojigoku I
Suehiro Maruo
Maruojigoku I
Suehiro Maruo
Paranoia Star
Suehiro Maruo Rampo Panorama
Suehiro Maruo
Rampo Panorama
Shintaro Kago Antlion vs BaraBara Girl
Shintaro Kago
Antlion vs Barabara Girl
Shintaro Kago Eccentric People Magazine
Shintaro Kago
Eccentric People Magazine
Amano Katan Katan Doll
Amano Katan
Katan Doll
Asaji Muroi Sad Dog Lullaby
Asaji Muroi
Sad Dog Lullaby
Hajime Sorayama Sexy Robot
Hajime Sorayama
Sexy Robot
Junko Mizuno Hell Babies 1st Edition
Junko Mizuno
Hell Babies 1st ed.
Unicorns in the Box Print Set
Unicorns in the Box
Print Set

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

Apr 25, 2022

Just added for pre-order, Atsuko Goto's first ever art book "Genzo Kitan"! Published by Geijutsu Shinbunsha. This softcover book is 144 pages and will be hand SIGNED by the artist! Additional photos and exact details will be added after arrival. USA should receive around May 4th and Europe will receive afterwards [books arrived to EU on June 9 and all pre-orders have shipped!].

Atsuko Goto Genzo Kitan SIGNED

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Apr 20, 2022

Just arrived, Shintaro Kago's Artbook printed by The Mansion Press. A lovely hardcover book with about 150 pages, this book is printed in the EU and is the recently released second edition of the permanently sold out 1st edition (which was a larger size).

Shintaro Kago Artbook (2nd edition) Shintaro Kago Artbook (2nd edition)

Book will not be sold at EU location because you can just buy it directly from the publisher if you are in the EU. ;)