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.
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THE LATEST NEWS

Oct 31, 2021

It's a blanket!! Shintaro Kago's "Ferris Wheel Cat" has been transformed into a 100% acrylic throw blanket that can keep you nice and warm as you cuddle up on the couch. AkaTako designed, this exclusive blanket is a limited edition of just 100 pieces. Each blanket comes packaged in a cotton tote with matching screen printed design and care instructions.

Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to arrive late November. If you want to be sure to receive in time for a Christmas present, I suggest choosing the "Expedited Shipping" option during checkout. Updated progress and arrival dates will be added here so please check back!

Shintaro Kago Blanket Ferris Wheel Cat Shintaro Kago Blanket Ferris Wheel Cat

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Oct 28, 2021

Just added, all four of the exhibition catalogs for the biannual group exhibition at Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo!
Female artists are invited to portray the "young girl" in art - so often portrayed by male painters. These women bring their own styles and history to this subject which is surely close to their own hearts.

Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2015 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2017 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2019 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2021 Exhibition Catalog
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2015
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2017
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2019
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2021

Books are limited editions, published in Tokyo, full page for each of the artworks shown on the front cover. Full list of artists included is included in each item description. A few images of interior pages have also been added.
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Sep 22, 2021

Five brand new, XL format oversized books published by Edition Reuss have just been added! Four books of Kenichi Murata's hime (princess) photographs, and one book by Kazuma Ogaeri. Beautiful editions are published outside of Japan and completely uncensored. Each with around 80 full color photographs + multi-lingual essays.
* USA will receive ~ October 4. Pre-order now available.

Kenichi Murata Princess of Desire
Kenichi Murata
Princess of Desire
Kenichi Murata Naked Princess
Kenichi Murata
Naked Princess
Kenichi Murata Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess
Kenichi Murata
Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess
Kenichi Murata Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess 2
Kenichi Murata
Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess 2
Kazuma Ogaeri Sweet Maids Hot Dreams
Kazuma Ogaeri
Sweet Maids Hot Dreams

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Sep 8, 2021

Two brand new, licensed enamel pins with Tama's cute artwork! These are akatako designed/exclusive - she will also sell some of them locally in Japan at her upcoming solo exhibition. Each pin has double post backs and measures maximum 1.5" (38mm).

Pins are now available for PRE-ORDER and will start shipping later this month. ACTUAL PHOTOS shown here!

Tama Enamel Pin - Don't Miss the Season OR Limited Blossom
Tama Enamel Pins
Tama Enamel Pin - Don't Miss the Season
Tama "Don't Miss the Season" pin
Tama Enamel Pin - Limited Blossom
Tama "Limited Blossom" pin

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Aug 31, 2021

Now available at both EU and USA shipping locations, four brand new manga! All published by Seirinkogeisha in Japan.

Akino Kondoh Hakoniwamushi
Akino Kondoh
In the Hakoniwamushi
Fuhito Fujimiya One Night at Kuronekodo Shoten
Fuhito Fujimiya
One Night at Kuronekodo Shoten
Fuhito Fujimiya A Story of a Closet Head Man
Fuhito Fujimiya
A Story of a Closet Head Man
Seiichi Hayashi ph 4.5 The Guppy Still Lives
Seiichi Hayashi
ph 4.5 The Guppy Still Lives

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Aug 30, 2021

[ALL THREE EDITIONS ARRIVED AND IN STOCK NOW.]
Partially arrived, partially on the way, but all available for purchase/pre-order right now! On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Suehiro Maruo's artistic debut at the age of 24 - new publication of all three volumes of Maruograph which was first published in 1996. All three volumes now have 230 pages and are hand SIGNED inside the front cover.

Suehiro Maruo Maruograph 40th Anniv. DX I SIGNED
Maruograph
40th Anniversary DX I
SIGNED
Suehiro Maruo Maruograph 40th Anniv. DX II SIGNED
Maruograph
40th Anniversary DX II
SIGNED
Suehiro Maruo Maruograph 40th Anniv. DX III SIGNED
Maruograph
40th Anniversary DX III
SIGNED

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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

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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

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