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!
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.


Aug 18, 2023

** Both books now in stock and additional photos have been added!
Two out of print Takato Yamamoto art books have just been reissued in new editions! First published in 2002, "Altar of Narcissus" was his second art book. First published in 2004, "Allure of Pharmakon" was his third collection of works. Now both books are available with stylish black sleeve and gray fabric book cover. Books are SIGNED inside the cover by the artist.

Both will arrive to AkaTako before the end of August and are available for pre-order now!

Takato Yamamoto Altar of Narcissus Black Takato Yamamoto Allure of Pharmakon Black

Please click the images above for more details.

Jul 31, 2023

Hajime Sorayama new artworks collection THE GYNOIDS LUVTRONIX has just been published! This is the ultimate collection of his "Gynoids" (an android with female characteristics) and includes his favorite artworks from the past and a lot of his more recent "sexy robot" artworks. A massive book weighing almost 4.5 pounds (over 2kg), 272 pages of high-definition printing. A true collector's item with this first edition limited to only 1000 pieces. SIGNED by the artist!

Hajime Sorayama The Gynoids Luvtronix SIGNED Hajime Sorayama The Gynoids Luvtronix SIGNED

Click the images or links above for additional photos and information.

Jul 3, 2023

[SALE IS NOW OVER. Thank you!]
Starting today!! Three weeks of sales at akatako on selected items. Each Monday will bring a new announcement of sales (posted here and on all the social medias). All coupons will be valid until July 31. Thank you for your support!

[WEEK 1]

Please use coupon code JULY10 during checkout to take 10% off any of these items:
✶ ALL Chika Tanikawa items:
Chika Tanikawa art

✶ ALL Ephemeral Exhibition Catalogs:
Ephemeral Territory of Girls Exhibition Catalog

✶ ALL ExtrArt magazines:
ExtrArt Magazines

✶ ALL Kana Miyamoto items: (except original painting)
Kana Miyamoto art

✶ ALL Kenichi Murata items:
Kenichi Murata art

[WEEK 2]

All POSTERS and POSTCARDS are 20% off with coupon code JULY20. (Special order and consignment items are not included.)
✶ALL postcards (some sold individually, some in sets):
Japanese Art Postcards

✶ALL posters (most are signed, some are not):
Japanese Art Posters

[WEEK 3]

Please use coupon code JULY25 during checkout to take 25% off any of these items:
✶ ALL buttons and pins:
AkaTako Sale Buttons and Pins

Shintaro Kago and  Suehiro Maruo licensed t-shirts + a few others:

Shintaro Kago t-shirt Fetus MandalaShintaro Kago t-shirt Kijin GahouSuehiro Maruo t-shirt Midori-chanSuehiro Maruo t-shirt Rotten NightDominatrix Heaven Exhibition t-shirtKira Imai Urbangarde t-shirtTrevor Brown Urbangarde Kekkon Shiki t-shirt

Suehiro Maruo vintage figures:

Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki figureSuehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki figure boxedSuehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki sepia figureSuehiro Maruo Leopard Man and Young Detectives figure

Apr 30, 2023

Very pleased to offer for PRE-ORDER eleven different official, licensed artist collaboration scarves! 100% silk 14mm twill, dry clean only, with a hand-rolled hem. They measure about 34.25" x 34.25" (87x87cm) - this may vary a little due to the hand finishing.

[NOW IN STOCK!!] The PRE-ORDER period closed on May 22 and manufacturing has begun. Orders are expected to begin shipping around JUNE 16. I will post regular updates at the bottom of this page!

Chika Yamada Licensed Silk Scarf
Chika Yamada
licensed silk scarf
Daisuke Ichiba Licensed Silk Scarf
Daisuke Ichiba
licensed silk scarf
Em Nishizuka Licensed Silk Scarf
Em Nishizuka
licensed silk scarf
Kana Miyamoto Licensed Silk Scarf
Kana Miyamoto
licensed silk scarf
Makiko Sugawa Licensed Silk Scarf
Makiko Sugawa
licensed silk scarf
Mika Nitta Licensed Silk Scarf
Mika Nitta
licensed silk scarf
Shintaro Kago Licensed Silk Scarf
Shintaro Kago
licensed silk scarf
Suehiro Maruo Licensed Silk Scarf
Suehiro Maruo
licensed silk scarf
Takato Yamamoto Licensed Silk Scarf
Takato Yamamoto
licensed silk scarf
Tama Licensed Silk Scarf
licensed silk scarf
Yuka Sakuma Licensed Silk Scarf
Yuka Sakuma
licensed silk scarf

Please click the images or titles above to see more photos and to purchase.

May 22
- pre-order period has closed and the final quantity of each scarf has been determined. Order was placed with the manufacturer.
June 12 - Shintaro Kago, Takato Yamamoto, Suehiro Maruo scarves are completed and will ship to AkaTako in 1-2 days.
June 14 - First box (Kago, Yamamoto, Maruo) has shipped to AkaTako USA.
June 16 - Second box (everyone else!) has shipped to AkaTako USA.
June 20 - Second box (all except Kago, Yamamoto, Maruo) has arrived to AkaTako USA.
June 21 - First box (Kago, Yamamoto, Maruo) SCHEDULED to arrive to AkaTako USA.
June 22 - USA has shipped a bunch of the pre-orders, all orders should be done by end of this week!
June 29 - Scarves arrived to EU and all pre-orders are shipped!

Apr 9, 2023

Just added, SIGNED copies of Kanako Tama's new photography book "Honey Magic". This is her third book where she is behind the camera. Her first book "A Yet Unseen Comet" focused more on self-portraits. Her second book "Seven Stars Falling on Skin" focused on intimate portraits of Nananano. And now this book features 11 models expressing eros and innocence with seasonal flowers.

Kanako Tama Honey Magic SIGNED
Kanako Tama
"Honey Magic" - front cover
Kanako Tama Honey Magic SIGNED
Kanako Tama
"Honey Magic" - inside page

SIGNED copies of her previous two books are also available!
"A Yet Unseen Comet"
"Seven Stars Falling on Skin"

Apr 9, 2023

Just restocked, Tama watercolor art books! Her most recent book "Deep Memories" has been sold out for a little while. Very happy to have SIGNED copies again! "Calling" just recently sold out and is available again as well (signed too!). :)

Tama Deep Memories SIGNED
Tama "Deep Memories"
Tama Calling SIGNED
Tama "Calling"

Cilck the images or links above for more photos and to purchase.

Apr 8, 2023

Now that the first edition is sold out, a new edition of Shintaro Kago's art book "Shishi Ruirui" has just been released! Book includes artworks for CD and DVD covers, posters, t-shirts, exhibitions, etc. - everything that is not part of a manga. Same content as first edition, 128 pages but with a new cover and also including a folded 10.75" x 15.4" (27.5x39cm) POSTER of the front cover! SIGNED copies are available.

Shintaro Kago Shishi Ruirui New Edition
Click the image or links above to purchase.

Mar 21, 2023

*** ARRIVED to USA and already sold out! USA will restock mid to late April. I guessed a little incorrectly on the front cover. Which is also hand SIGNED by Hajime Sorayama! New photo added. ***
Not quite yet published but coming very soon!! I received preview images a little while ago and the order has been placed - I am not 100% sure the cover is going to look exactly like this but interior pages will be correct. ^_^

Available for PRE-ORDER with expected arrival to USA at the very beginning of April. EU will receive a little while later in mid or possibly later April.
Over 330 pages of hardcore rope bondage and torture, "KINBAKU The Golden Age of Japanese Restrained & Tortured Artworks" includes artworks from NINE artists! Kou Minomura, Yoko Ozuma, Yoji Muku, Ran Akiyoshi, Hajime Sorayama, Hiroaki Samura, Shoji Oki, Gengoroh Tagame, and Miyabi Kyodo. Book is the same size as the recent Namio Harukawa books "Incredible Femdom Art" and "Facesittings are Forever" as well as Gekko Hayashi "Boys Love" book.

ADULTS ONLY!!!! This is not a book about tenderness, love, and gentle play.

Kinbaku Golden Age PRE-ORDER Kinbaku Golden Age inside pages
Kinbaku Golden Age inside pages

Item description (and this post) will be updated once I have better information.