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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.


Mar 28, 2013

Self-produced by Hikari Shimoda is a set of ten lovely postcards. Packaged in a blue envelope, custom printed, and with a cardstock circle that is signed and dated too!

Hikari Shimoda Postcard Set SIGNED

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Mar 24, 2013

Two original paintings from the "Medical Fun" book - Pink Transfusion and Twinstars - plus two hard to find books: Alice Through The Looking Glass and Temple of Blasphemy.

Trevor Brown Pink Transfusion Original PaintingTrevor Brown Twinstars Original PaintingTrevor Brown Alice Through the Looking GlassTrevor Brown Temple of Blasphemy
Pink Transfusion paintingTwinstars paintingAlice Through the
Looking Glass book
Temple of Blasphemy

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Mar 17, 2013

A beautiful and surreal book filled with full-color photos of Mari Shimizu's expertly crafted dolls. A must have for any ball-joint doll enthusiast!

Mari Shimizu Miracle SIGNEDMari Shimizu Miracle SIGNED

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Mar 16, 2013

Just in, a set of eleven postcards featuring the photography of Kenichi Murata "Eleven Sleeping Princesses". Front card is hand-signed by Kenichi Murata.

Kenichi Murata 11 Sleeping Princesses Postcard SetKenichi Murata 11 Sleeping Princesses Postcard Set

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Mar 16, 2013

Two brand new Takato Yamamoto items featuring Alice works from "Rib of a Hermaphrodite" and "Coffin of a Chimera".  The clear file features "Alice's Door" and the poster features "Alice's Choice". Both items are hand signed in gold marker!

Takato Yamamoto Alice Clear File SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Poster 7 Alice's Choice SIGNED
"Alice's Door" clear file"Alice's Choice" poster

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Mar 14, 2013

Now available for pre-order and set to arrive at AkaTako in mid-April, the special combined edition of Maruograph DX. Contains DX I + DX II + 6 bonus pages. Each edition is signed and numbered by Suehiro Maruo! Numbers 1-30 include an original drawing and numbers 31-300 do not.

Suehiro Maruo Maruograph DX Special Edition

Additional photos and details coming soon!

Mar 2, 2013

With today's arrival of Maruograph DX II, both volumes of Suehiro Maruo's new, expanded edition of Maruograph is now in stock!

Maruograph DX I Maruograph DX II

Suehiro Maruo DX I and II SIGNED

Feb 18, 2013

Four more items by Trevor Brown that are pretty hard to find are now up and available to purchase. More photos and details at each individual item.

Trevor Brown Supersuckers recordTrevor Brown Venetian Snares Doll Doll Doll CDTrevor Brown Venetian Snares Find Candace CDSuture Arts Journal Vol 1
Supersuckers Record
Venetian Snares
Doll Doll Doll CD
Venetian Snares
Find Candace CD
Suture Arts Journal Vol 1