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.

THE LATEST NEWS

Nov 11, 2022

Just added to both USA and EU shipping locations, four new DINOSAUR kinbaku charms hand made by Kitanya Design Factory. Each one is hand tied with red "rope", clear yellow eyes, and a lobster claw clasp so you can easily attach to anything you like.

Dinosaur Brontosaurus Kinbaku Charm
Brontosaurus Kinbaku Charm
Dinosaur Stegosaurus Kinbaku Charm
Stegosaurus Kinbaku Charm
Dinosaur T-Rex Kinbaku Charm
T-Rex Kinbaku Charm
Dinosaur Triceratops Kinbaku Charm
Triceratops Kinbaku Charm

Plus one new (non-dinosaur) kinbaku charm just added - Black Otter Rex Rabbit!
Black Otter Rex Rabbit Kinbaku Charm

Click the images or titles above to purchase.


Sep 30, 2022

Just added for pre-order, a bunch of Tama items! These are all made by the artist herself. Expected to arrive to AkaTako around the end of October along with restock of some sold out small goods as well.

Tama 2023 Calendar
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2023 Desktop Calendar
Tama Sticker Set Group 8
Sticker Set of 2
Tama Single Sticker Group 6
Single Stickers
Tama Acrylic Stand Blue or Pink
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Acrylic Stands (M)
Tama Acrylic Stand Play Nurses
Acrylic Stand (L)
Tama Acrylic Keychains
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Acrylic Keychains
Tama Postcard Group 13
Single Postcards
Tama Postcard Group 14
Single Postcards
Tama Postcard Group 15
Single Postcards

Please click the images above for more details.


Sep 18, 2022

Now in stock, the full series of fairy tales for grown ups - "Dark Fairy Tale - Visual Book"! All five volumes and a collaboration between one illustrator and artist/story teller Noboru Moai. Each book is hand SIGNED inside the cover, 64 pages, 100% Japanese text, with 14 full color artworks in each volume.
In order of publication:

Kozue Kuroki One-Legged Clown SIGNED
Kozue Kuroki
"One-Legged Clown"
Tama Nighttime Dream Flight SIGNED
Tama
"Nighttime Dream Flight"
Tsubaki Torii Woman in the Blue Dress SIGNED
Tsubaki Torii
"Woman in the Blue Dress"
Makiko Sugawa Sweet Room SIGNED
Makiko Sugawa
"Sweet Room"
Yuko Fukase Soft Marble SIGNED
Yuko Fukase
"Soft Marble"

Click the cover images above to see additional photos and details.


Aug 1, 2022

Very pleased to have a few original paintings by Kana Miyamoto on offer! All five of these artworks are currently located in Japan and are available as a special collaboration between the artist and AkaTako. Inquire for a shipping quote and the painting will ship directly to you. Click the images or titles below for exact details and more images:

Kana Miyamoto Painting I Go Back and Forth Between Liking and Disliking
"I Go Back and Forth Between
Liking and Disliking"
original painting
Kana Miyamoto Painting I've Been Staring at You
"I've Been Staring at You"
original painting
Kana Miyamoto Painting My Baby
"My Baby"
original painting
Kana Miyamoto Painting Eat Me

"Eat Me"
original painting

Kana Miyamoto Painting What Happened After School
"What Happened After School"
original painting

Also just added, three new styles of postcards and two new acrylic keychains. All of these smaller items are in stock at both USA and EU shipping locations:

Kana Miyamoto Postcard Group 10

Kana Miyamoto
New Postcards

Kana Miyamoto Acrylic Keychains
Kana Miyamoto
Acrylic Keychains

Jul 1, 2022

Just added, the latest volume collecting the drawings for SM Selecto magazine by eroguro master Toshio Saeki. "Fiévres Nocturnes" (Night Fevers" covers just under two years (1972-1974) and includes hundreds of full color artworks! The first volume, "Rêve écarlate" (Scarlet Dream) is now officially out of print and will not be restocked. (Same for "Red Box" book!) Both of those books are planned to be reprinted in a second edition when the third volume of SM Selecto artworks is released - so, in a couple years. A total of five volumes are planned!

Toshio Saeki Fievres Nocturnes
Toshio Saeki
Fievres Nocturnes
(front cover)
Toshio Saeki Fievres Nocturnes
Toshio Saeki
Fievres Nocturnes
(inside page)

Please click the images above for more photos and information.


Jun 30, 2022

SIGNED copies of Akiko Ijichi's second book "Dignity" is now in stock at both USA and EU shipping locations. And a new artist to AkaTako, Eimi Suzuki's brand new book "Anatomie de l'Art Insolite d'Eimi Suzuki" has already arrived to USA and should arrive to EU about mid-July. Book is also hand SIGNED by the artist.

Akiko Ijichi Dignity SIGNED
Akiko Ijichi
Dignity
Anatomie de l'Art Insolite d'Eimi Suzuki SIGNED
Anatomie de l'Art Insolite
d'Eimi Suzuki

Please click the images or titles above to see inside pages and book details.


Jun 20, 2022

Now available for PRE-ORDER, two brand new larger size B2 posters by Shintaro Kago! These are both akatako exclusives and individually SIGNED by the artist. Additional photos will be added after arrival. Printed in Japan!
* Posters will arrive to the USA location first (around June 24) and will be sent on to the EU location (arriving around July 15).
** [Posters now in stock at both shipping locations. Actual photos added!]

Shintaro Kago poster Pipeline Mandala SIGNED
Shintaro Kago
PIPELINE MANDALA poster
Shintaro Kago poster Scale SIGNED
Shintaro Kago
SCALE poster

"Pipeline Mandala" is previously unpublished as far as I am aware. "Scale" was recently printed in ARTBOOK (2nd edition).

Also available and already in stock at both the USA and EU shipping locations, Shintaro Kago's TIGER poster. This one is the larger, B2 size as well (20.25" x 28.675" / 51.5cm x 72.8cm), hand signed by the artist as shown in the photo. Printed in Japan too!
Shintaro Kago Poster Tiger SIGNED


May 31, 2022

Last year's "Creation Project 2021" produced heavyweight yet soft cotton work aprons on weaving looms that are over 100 years old! Made for durability, each apron has a single pocket and a long waist strap. Traditional crafstmen in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture made the aprons one at a time.

Already in stock at AkaTako's USA shipping location, aprons should arrive to EU location before the end of June. [Currently in stock at both locations!]

Aquirax Uno Toyohashi Apron
Aquirax Uno
Toyohashi Apron
Fuco Ueda Toyohashi Apron
Fuco Ueda
Toyohashi Apron
Takato Yamamoto Toyohashi Apron
Takato Yamamoto
Toyohashi Apron

Quantities are limited! Please click the images above for more photos or to purchase.


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