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 29, 2020

Two late arrivals that belong with the "Erotic Thoughts" series back in April 2020, one small and one large size original painting by Shintaro Kago! These were painted specifically for AkaTako with a request to not hold back or censor at all.

Shintaro Kago Erotic Original 19 Shintaro Kago Erotic Original 20

Click the images above for more details. These paintings are available from the EU shipping location and will ship to you anywhere in the world.

Jul 31, 2020

Finally available! Shintaro Kago's first ever, full-size (A4) art book! Almost double the size of his usual art book size, this big book has 128 pages (1.25 pounds / 570 grams!!) of his incredible artworks. PRE-ORDER NOW for mid to end of August arrival.

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Jul 28, 2020

[Pins now in stock at both EU and USA shipping locations. Actual images also added!]
Just added, an akatako exclusive! Your choice of two Makiko Sugawa enamel pins! PRE-ORDER NOW with expected arrival end of August.
** These are limited edition of only 100 pieces each. Deluxe push back locking clasps (double posts!), 1.75" high.

Makiko Sugawa Enamel Pin
Makiko Sugawa Enamel Pin
Makiko Sugawa Enamel Pin
Makiko Sugawa Enamel Pin on Backing Card

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Jul 26, 2020

Some additional goods from the Uniqlo x NANZUKA Gallery in Tokyo collaboration have just been added. Two different artworks of Hajime Sorayama are printed on Uniqlo reusable shopping bags in two sizes, a sticker, a pocket-size notebook, and the "Neo-Miyage" t-shirt still has some sizes available.

Hajime Sorayama Hachiko Bag M Hajime Sorayama Hachiko/World Bag L Hajime Sorayama World Notebook
Hajime Sorayama Hachiko Sticker Hajime Sorayama Hachiko T-Shirt  

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Jul 19, 2020

Just added, may new items produced by Kira Imai plus a restock of some recently sold out goods! Postcards from her three books and some unpublished works, eight different stickers, and three enamel pins to choose from.

Kira Imai Postcard Group 1 Kira Imai Postcard Group 2 Kira Imai Postcard Group 3 Kira Imai Postcard Group 4 Kira Imai Postcard Group 5
Kira Imai Postcard Group 6 Kira Imai Postcard Group 7 Kira Imai Postcard Group 8 Kira Imai Postcard Group 9  
Kira Imai Sticker Group 1 Kira Imai Sticker Group 2 Kira Imai Enamel Pins    

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Jul 14, 2020

Restock and a ton of new items of Kana Miyamoto items! Now a total of 35 postcards, 11 pins, and one keychain are available.

Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 1 Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 2 Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 3 Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 4 Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 5
Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 6 Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 7 Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 8 Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 9  
Kana Miyamoto Pin Group 1 Kana Miyamoto Pin Group 2 Kana Miyamoto Pin Group 3 Kana Miyamoto Acrylic Keychain  

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Jun 19, 2020

Just added to akatako, Fuyuko Matsui's new A Lock of Hair book. Brand new, XL oversized hardcover book which has been privately published by the artist in very limited quantity. The book collects a total of 28 artworks in very high quality images (21 previously published and 7 previously unpublished).

Fuyuko Matsui A Lock of Hair - front cover Fuyuko Matsui A Lock of Hair - inside page

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May 22, 2020

Just a few copies available, Hajime Sorayama's new Robot Catalogue released in March 2020 by Nanzuka Underground in Tokyo! Celebrities, historical icons, dinosaurs and more are all given the shiny chrome treatment. (Improved and additional images added June 2020.)

Hajime Sorayama Robot Catalog Hajime Sorayama Robot Catalog

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