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

Dec 14, 2011

Four brand new and gorgeous Hikari Shimoda paintings have just been added! They all feature her sweet and melancholic children with fluffy bunny or bear ears. Click each one to see additional images and shipping details.

Hikari Shimoda Celebration (Midnight) paintingHikari Shimoda I Was Hurt and Beaten paintingHikari Shimoda Power Line and Rabbit (Secret) paintingHikari Shimoda Funeral painting
Hikari Shimoda
Celebration (Midnight)
Hikari Shimoda
I Was Hurt and Beaten
Hikari Shimoda
Power Line & Rabbit (Secret)
Hikari Shimoda
Funeral

You may recognize two of the paintings as the ORIGINALS of the signed and numbered limited edition posters that were released a few months ago! I'm very pleased to be able to offer them. :)

(Higher priced paintings require an inquiry to be submitted before purchase but the lower priced ones can now be added to your cart and purchased with no extra steps!)


Dec 11, 2011

Just in, a set of four novels "Nansou Satomi Hakkenden" with illustrations by Takato Yamamoto! Dust jackets and book covers are full color paintings and each book features approximately 10 black and white illustrations as well. Each book is SIGNED inside the front cover by Takato Yamamoto.

Takato Yamamoto Nansou Satomi Hakkenden SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Nansou Satomi Hakkenden SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Nansou Satomi Hakkenden SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Nansou Satomi Hakkenden SIGNED

Original story by Kyoukutei Bakin follows eight samurai brothers through 15th and 16th century Japan.


Dec 4, 2011

A gorgeous collection of THIRTY prints by thirty different artists. Ten of the prints are SIGNED and each one is suitable for framing, measuring 8.25" x 11.675" (21 x 29.6cm). Artists include Shinji Asano, Junji Ito, Aquirax Uno, Ayaka Shinjo, Shuji Tateishi, Tama, Trevor Brown, Yuko Fukase, Suehiro Maruo, Yoshiaki Machino, Yuji Moriguchi, Takato Yamamoto, and many more!

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Set comes in a cardboard sleeve for safe storage.


Dec 3, 2011

Two SIGNED items by Yoshiaki Machino are back in stock today. Tasteful nudes of pale readheads in a surreal world of shells, skeletons, and symbols.

Yoshiaki Machino La Perle SIGNEDYoshiaki Machino La Perle SIGNEDYoshiaki Machino Margarita print set SIGNEDYoshiaki Machino Margarita print set SIGNED
Yoshiaki Machino "La Perle" bookYoshiaki Machino "La Perle" bookYoshiaki Machino "Margarita" print setYoshiaki Machino "Margarita" print set

Dec 2, 2011

Trevor Brown's newest limited edition poster "Seppuku" went on pre-order yesterday and has been selling fast! Be sure to order quickly so you don't miss out on the signed and numbered edition of only 50 posters.

Takato Yamamoto's latest signed poster of a previously unpublished painting "Strigoica III" arrived to AkaTako today and is gorgeous! Additional photos will be added soon.

Trevor Brown Seppuku PosterTakato Yamamoto Strigoica III poster
Trevor Brown Seppuku posterTakato Yamamoto Strigoica III poster

Nov 30, 2011

Just arrived to AkaTako an hour ago is the lovely new book filled with all black and white artwork by Trevor Brown! Really great quality binding, and every page is full of artwork (no wasted space). Very graphic - lots of sex and violence at a very close range.

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Nov 27, 2011

Additional and improved photos have just been added to the recently restocked erotic photography book "Drink Me Eat Me, Seven Oriental Beauties" by Kuniyoshi Kaneko.

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Book is SIGNED inside the front cover. Additional photos available on the book's page.


Nov 24, 2011

New lobby card set of mini-prints featuring the macabre dolls of Etsuko Miura. "A Doll's Flesh for Frankenstein" is the special extended edition of "The Doll Bride of Frankenstein" book with 12 cards sized 6" x 8.5".

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