News and New Japanese Art

Apr 4, 2017

Brand new book of traditional rope bondage by Hajime Kinoko titled "Hanafuda Kinbaku". The entire book follows the format of a deck of Hanafuda playing cards. A new girl for each month featured in a setting of that month's flower or plant (according to Hanafuda cards). Very artistic and beautiful book!

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Hajime Kinoko Hanafuda Kinbaku
front cover
Hajime Kinoko Hanafuda Kinbaku
June - Peony

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Apr 4, 2017

Signed copies of Shintaro Kago's newest book "Neko Funjatta" (Cat's Play) is now available! Sixteen full color images of kitty cats playing with their humans.

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Shintaro Kago Neko Funjatta
front cover
Shintaro Kago Neko Funjatta
inside page

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Mar 15, 2017

Last year's "Creation Project 2016" was indigo artwork on porcelain cups. They are fine quality Amakusa pottery local to Kumamoto prefecture. In stock now with very limited quantities - never to be restocked!

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Fuco Ueda
Amakusa Porcelain Cup
Takato Yamamoto
Amakusa Porcelain Cup

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Mar 15, 2017

Increasingly difficult to find, three Toshio Saeki books have just been restocked. Hardcover, first edition copies of both Chimushi books and a copy of the second (reprinted/reformatted) Akai Hako book.

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Toshio Saeki
Chimushi 1 1st Edition
Toshio Saeki
Chimushi 2 1st Edition
Toshio Saeki
Akai Hako

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Mar 10, 2017

Just added, ten new "Funny Girl" paintings by Shintaro Kago. Ranging from sweet to scary, each has his unique sense of surrealism and is hand painted watercolor on paper.

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Mar 9, 2017

Select original paintings and under drawings by Takato Yamamoto in the "Tale of a Castle Keep" book are now available via AkaTako!

Price list is available by email inquiry only.

Paintings and underdrawings ship direct from Tokyo to you.

Takato Yamamoto Tale of a Castle Keep Originals

Feb 25, 2017

Just added and ready for your purchase - fifteen Toshio Saeki prints from the "Chimushi" series. All are signed and dated, most are limited editions of ten or fewer pieces, and a few are artist proofs.

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