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.


Apr 4, 2020

Back in stock, a very nicely assembled set of 30 unsigned prints from the 2011 "Girl Fantasy" exhibition in Tokyo. Including many wonderful artists like Yuji Moriguchi, Tama, Akiko Ijichi, Trevor Brown, Takato Yamamoto, Suehiro Maruo, Aquirax Uno, etc.

Unicorns in the Box print set Unicorns in the Box print set
(six of the 30 prints included)

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Apr 1, 2020

A brand new artist to AkaTako, Kana Miyamoto paints scenes of "a colorful hell". Choose from eight different single postcards of her unique artworks. Available via EU or USA shipping location (worldwide shipping from both).

Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 1 Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 2

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Apr 1, 2020

Just added, five original mini paintings by Chika Yamada. Each is Japanese paper mounted on a wood panel and ready to hang on your wall.

Chika Yamada Mini Original Health Chika Yamada Mini Original Laundry Chika Yamada Mini Original Lotus Chika Yamada Mini Original Octopus Chika Yamada Mini Original Watching

Paintings ship to you direct from AkaTako EU location (worldwide shipping available). Click the images above for more details.

Mar 31, 2020

Tama's new dark fairy tale visual story book "Nighttime Dream Flight" is now available and in stock! A collaboration with Noboru Moai, Tama illustrates a story (Japanese text only) of a grown up fairy tale. Each copy is hand signed with an original sketch by Tama!

Tama Nighttime Dream Flight SIGNED

Also restocked, Tama's goods including many sold out postcards and books. All are back in stock and available for purchase from both USA and EU shipping locations (both locations ship worldwide!).

Feb 18, 2020

Just added to AkaTako, four original artworks by Fuco Ueda! There's one full color painting and three monochrome drawings. All works are framed quite nicely and ready to hang up in your home.

Fuco Ueda Original Painting Twinsies
original painting
Fuco Ueda Original Drawing Chrysanthemum and Double Headed Snake
"Chrysanthemum & Snake"
original drawing
Fuco Ueda Original Drawing KIKU-KA 1
original drawing
Fuco Ueda Original Drawing Moray and Girl
"Moray and Girl"
original drawing

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Feb 17, 2020

Uniqlo has partnered with NANZUKA Gallery in Tokyo to release a brand new range of souvenir t-shirts. You can find Hajime Sorayama's HACHIKO t-shirt on AkaTako with worldwide shipping from the USA or EU shop!

Hajime Sorayama Hachiko t-shirt

PRE-ORDER now available, USA will receive later this month. EU will receive next month. This post will be updated after arrival. Not too many pieces available. [NOW IN STOCK AT BOTH LOCATIONS!]

Feb 15, 2020

Well, it finally happened. Facebook has decided that AkaTako's content doesn't agree with their strict standards and so the Fan Page has been permanently deleted.

An added photo with two images was removed and the re-approved (with apology). The very next day the same two images (in separate posts) were removed and NOT re-approved. Facebook standards are apparently quite fluid.
Facebook is Stupid

A new Fan Page has been created: akatako2 . This page will be heavily censored and I quite frankly don't feel motivated to keep up with it. I highly suggest you follow akatako at any of these other places:

http://www.akatako.net/ig  (instagram/social media "feed" on akatako that obviously can't get deleted for content)
http://www.instagram.com/akatako (posts occasionally deleted for content)
http://twitter.com/akatakonet (posts rarely deleted for content)
http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akatako (posts often deleted for content)

Jan 31, 2020

Last year's "Creation Project 2019" created beautiful cotton shantung furoshiki (traditional Japanese wrapping cloth) with the artwork of Japanese artists and the amazing expertise of a kimono maker founded in 1555(!). Each furoshiki is hand-dyed, one by one. Manufacturing is currently taking place and the furoshiki are expected to arrive to AkaTako around mid to end of March 2020.
** Numbers are limited so PRE-ORDER is now available. **

Aquirax Uno Furoshiki
Aquirax Uno
Fuco Ueda Furoshiki
Fuco Ueda
Takato Yamamoto Furoshiki
Takato Yamamoto

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