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Welcome to AkaTako - your international source for underground and hard to find Japanese art: signed 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.

THE LATEST NEWS

Aug 29, 2021

Just added, a bunch of new licensed buttons (pin badge type with a safety pin back). Manufactured and licensed by Seirinkogeisha. There are two sizes - smaller are 1" (25mm) diameter and larger are 1.58" (40mm) diameter.

(smaller size)
Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki Pin SM
Suehiro Maruo Buttons

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(larger size)
Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki Pin LG Group 1
Suehiro Maruo Buttons
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(smaller size)
Daisuke Ichiba Pin Badge Button
Daisuke Ichiba Buttons
(larger size)
Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki Pin LG Group 2
Suehiro Maruo Buttons

Click the images or titles above for more info or to purchase.


Aug 8, 2021

Just arrived to the USA shipping location (and arriving to EU location later this month), four brand new books! Two of them are hand signed by the artists. They're all about 140 pages long.

SIGNED
Takato Yamamoto In the Garden with the Goat SIGNED
Takato Yamamoto
In the Garden with the Goat
Kazuki Takamatsu We Are Free to Kill
Kazuki Takamatsu
We Are Free to Kill
SIGNED
Mayumi Konno Layers SIGNED
Mayumi Konno
Layers
Shiori Matsumoto Mystery Garden
Shiori Matsumoto
Mystery Garden

Click the images or titles above for more information.


Jul 30, 2021

Now available for pre-order, two new licensed items featuring Shintaro Kago's "Fetus Mandala" artwork. The all-over screen printed t-shirt is blue on white cotton. Each t-shirt includes a free sticker! 3" x 4" (76x101mm) vinyl stickers with rounded corners are also available for purchase separately.
[NOW IN STOCK at both USA & EU shipping locations!]

Shintaro Kago t-shirt Fetus Mandala PRE-ORDER
Shintaro Kago t-shirt
Fetus Mandala PRE-ORDER
Shintaro Kago Sticker Fetus Mandala PRE-ORDER
Shintaro Kago Sticker
Fetus Mandala PRE-ORDER

Both the t-shirts and stickers are expected to arrive early to mid-August. More images and exact details will also be added at that time.


Jul 29, 2021

Lots of new Kana Miyamoto items are on the way from Japan now!! They will arrive to the EU shipping location around August 6th and then arrive to USA shipping location around August 16th. Exact details and actual photos have now been added. All these items were created for her May 2021 solo exhibition "Only the Two of Us in the World" 『 世界にふたりだけ 』 at Gallery Hydrangea.
[Items arrived to EU August 17 after postal delivery error. On the way to USA now, estimated arrival August 23.]

Kana Miyamoto Acrylic Keychains
Kana Miyamoto
Acrylic Keychains
Kana Miyamoto Handkerchiefs
Kana Miyamoto
Handkerchiefs
Kana Miyamoto Sticker Sheet
Kana Miyamoto
Sticker Sheet
Kana Miyamoto Temporary Tattoos
Kana Miyamoto
Temporary Tattoos
Kana Miyamoto Tote Bag
Kana Miyamoto
Tote Bag

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Jul 25, 2021

Now available at both the USA & EU shipping locations, two brand new books by Daisuke Ichiba. BADADOOR is the same size as his first book "Badaism" released in 2013 and OVERDUB is larger format. His latest book "BADADOOR" was just released in 2021, and his second book "OVERDUB" was released in 2014. All books are SIGNED inside!

Daisuke Ichiba BADADOOR SIGNED
Daisuke Ichiba
BADADOOR
Daisuke Ichiba OVERDUB SIGNED
Daisuke Ichiba
Self-Addiction OVERDUB

Actual images and detailed info has been added to each book. Please click the images or titles above for further information.


Jul 23, 2021

Just arrived to USA shipping location, two brand new unsigned posters featuring some of Suehiro Maruo's most iconic artworks! Both posters are B2 size. One features "Shoujo Tsubaki" and the other "The Laughing Vampire". Posters are licensed and printed by Seirinkogeisha in Japan.

Suehiro Maruo Poster Shoujo Tsubaki
Suehiro Maruo Poster
Shoujo Tsubaki
Suehiro Maruo Poster The Laughing Vampire
Suehiro Maruo Poster
The Laughing Vampire

If you prefer your order to be sent from the EU shipping location, please wait a couple of weeks. Also, EU can only ship posters by the "Expedited Shipping" option. ;-)


Jun 4, 2021

Now in stock at both EU and USA shipping locations, Takato Yamamoto's new book "Japonesthetique". All pre-orders have already been shipped out. I'll be adding new images, descriptions, etc., soon and will just edit this text out when I'm done. :) But for now, differences!

The differences between the regular and limited edition:
REGULAR EDITION

Takato Yamamoto Japonesthetique Regular Edition
paper dust jacket
cream color gloss accent text
bar code on back cover
Takato Yamamoto Japonesthetique Regular Edition Book
muted purple
embossed paper board
book cover
Takato Yamamoto Japonesthetique Regular Edition Signature
signed directly
on the title page

LIMITED EDITION

Takato Yamamoto Japonesthetique Limited Edition
paper dust jacket
purple color gloss accent text
no bar code on back cover
Takato Yamamoto Japonesthetique Limited Edition Book
lilac purple
embossed satin fabric
book cover
Takato Yamamoto Japonesthetique Limited Edition Signature
signed & numbered
on vellum page (not present in reg. ed.)

Limited edition also states on the publishing info pages that it is a limited edition of 500 pieces.

Side by side photo of the two books (without dust jackets) to further show the contrast between Limited Edition (left) and Regular Edition (right).
Takato Yamamoto Japonesthetique Book Comparison


May 29, 2021

Just added, 48 brand new, original, copic marker drawings by Shintaro Kago. Each drawing is on a piece of shikishi board (used for traditional Japanese calligraphy). Two of them are a larger size - 9.52" x 10.75" (24.2 x 27.3cm) - and all the rest are the same size as the 2019 copic marker originals - 7.125" x 8.35" (18.1 x 21.2cm).
Located at akatako's EU shipping location. (USA shipping special is now over.)

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