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THE LATEST NEWS

Jan 28, 2012

Both "R" and "Eva: Eloge de ma Fille" are back in stock at AkaTako. These Japanese editions are full of the beautiful photography of Irina Ionesco. "Eva" focuses on her daughter's growth from a lovely child to a beautiful young woman. "R" also features photos of Eva but includes additional models.

Irina Ionesco Eva Eloge de ma FilleIrina Ionesco Eva Eloge de ma FilleIrina Ionesco RIrina Ionesco R
Irina Ionesco "Eva"Irina Ionesco "Eva"Irina Ionesco "R"Irina Ionesco "R"

Jan 15, 2012

A big box arrived from Kitanya Design Factory full of new and restocked charms, two new doll styles, and two vinyl banks! Also got a SIGNED mini book with photos of 100+ charms, three articles, and info on the artist's process.

CHARMS

Bunny & Cat Pair Karada Kinbaku CharmConstruction Worker Kinbaku CharmDragon Karada Kinbaku CharmGym Uniform School Girl Kinbaku CharmNinja Lady Karada Kinbaku CharmStatue of Liberty Karada Kinbaku Charm
Bunny & CatConstruction WorkerDragonGym UniformNinja LadyStatue of Liberty

DOLLS & BANKS

Dragon Karada Kinbaku DollLucky Cat Karada Kinbaku DollBlack Mask Bunny Kinbaku BankRed Mask Cat Kinbaku Bank
Dragon DollLucky Cat DollRabbit BankCat Bank

BOOK

Kitanya Design I Love Kinbaku Book SIGNEDKitanya Design I Love Kinbaku Book SIGNEDKitanya Design I Love Kinbaku Book SIGNED

Jan 1, 2012

I've managed to find three of the sold out Toshio Saeki books again - and they're ALL signed this time! "The Earliest Works" is also a very low # in the edition - 20/3000.

Toshio Saeki Chimushi 1 SIGNEDToshio Saeki Chimushi 2 SIGNEDToshio Saeki The Earliest Works SIGNED
Toshio Saeki Chimushi 1 SIGNEDToshio Saeki Chimushi 2 SIGNEDToshio Saeki The Earliest Works SIGNED

Click the images above for additional photos and details on the book's condition.


Dec 31, 2011

A new edition of "DDT" has been released - same content but new cover. Available SIGNED inside the front. I've also managed to find a couple copies of Suehiro Maruo's Maruograph EX II that are SIGNED as well! And after much searching, a single copy of Maruograph EX I that is unsigned.

Suehiro Maruo DDT SIGNEDSuehiro Maruograph EX II SIGNEDSuehiro Maruograph EX I
Suehiro Maruo DDT new editionSuehiro Maruograph EX II SIGNEDSuehiro Maruograph EX I

Click the pictures above for more details and images of inside pages.


Dec 19, 2011

Just arrived in Brooklyn is a lovely original painting by Tama called "Lunatic Pink II". Originally published in the "Lidocaine Drop" book, the painting is a perfect combination of cute and violence - she's all dressed up in her best black and white loli dress, ready for a tea party with her amputated legs.

Tama Lunatic Pink II paintingTama Lunatic Pink II painting detailTama Lunatic Pink II painting detail

Ships in an inexpensive frame to guard against damage.


Dec 15, 2011

Winter must be the time to clean out your closets in Japan because Takato Yamamoto's agent in Tokyo got in touch with AkaTako to help sell their stored original paintings. There are THIRTY paintings available - just send an inquiry to confirm it is still available and receive a shipping estimate based on your speed, insurance preferences & location.

Takato Yamamoto A Real Vampire's Head paintingTakato Yamamoto Bound Woman in a Snow Storm paintingTakato Yamamoto Broken Nest Box paintingTakato Yamamoto Calling – A Voice Calling from the Darkness paintingTakato Yamamoto Confusing and Drowning Flux of Blood painting
Takato Yamamoto DEATH paintingTakato Yamamoto Melancholia paintingTakato Yamamoto Mirror Game paintingTakato Yamamoto Moon – Drunken by moonlight, melancholic ... paintingTakato Yamamoto Pillow painting
Takato Yamamoto Vampire - Night of the Scarlet Moon paintingTakato Yamamoto Quickening Chimera paintingTakato Yamamoto Sneering at Vanity I paintingTakato Yamamoto Strigoica II paintingTakato Yamamoto Untitled (1) painting
Takato Yamamoto Untitled (2) paintingTakato Yamamoto Untitled (3) paintingTakato Yamamoto Untitled (4) paintingTakato Yamamoto Untitled (5) paintingTakato Yamamoto Untitled (6) painting
Takato Yamamoto Vampire (1) paintingTakato Yamamoto Vampire (2) paintingTakato Yamamoto Vampire (Silence) paintingTakato Yamamoto Vampire - Collapse paintingTakato Yamamoto Vampire - Memory painting
Takato Yamamoto Vampire - Metamorphosis I paintingTakato Yamamoto Vampire - Metamorphosis II paintingTakato Yamamoto Vampire - Temptation paintingTakato Yamamoto Very Early Spring paintingTakato Yamamoto Warring Land Holocaust painting

Prices range from $1175 - $6750. Click the pictures above for more details on each painting.


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.


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