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.


Jan 31, 2013

SO many titles are back in stock! Most everything is pretty limited quantity so don't wait too long before you snatch up a copy for yourself. Complete list of restocked items:

Fuco Ueda - Lucid Dream (regular edition)
Kuniyoshi Kaneko - Drink Me, Eat Me (signed)
Namio Harukawa - Glories Huge Hips (signed)
Namio Harukawa - My Fair Fat Lady Vol 1 (signed)
Namio Harukawa - My Fair Fat Lady Vol 2 (signed)
NORI Tomizaki - Girl from the Ghosts's Box (signed)
Suehiro Maruo - New National Kid (signed)
Suehiro Maruo - Maruo Jigoku 1 (signed)
Toshio Saeki - 70 1970 (signed)
Toshio Saeki - Chimushi 1 (signed)
Toshio Saeki - Chimushi 2 (signed)
Toshio Saeki - Gokurakujou (signed)
Toshio Saeki - The Early Works (signed)
Toshio Saeki - Yume Manji (signed)
Trevor Brown - Forbidden Fruit 1st Edition (signed)
Trevor Brown - Forbidden Fruit (signed)
New shipment of books

And there's a few brand new books that will be added within the next few days!

Jan 26, 2013

Just arrived, the first volume of "Sex Industry Archive of Treasured Images" (風俗資料館 秘蔵画選集). Definitely a lighter theme than Vol 2 - "Hidden Pictures of Cruelty" - Vol 1 explores fantasy and surrealism with a little light bondage and spanking. Artwork is by Ran Akiyoshi (秋吉巒), and Aya Shijo (四条綾).

Erotic and Fantasy Utopia front coverErotic and Fantasy Utopia inside pages

Click the pictures above for more photos and information

Jan 12, 2013

A new photographer to AkaTako - Kenny Horie - has been featured in Talking Heads magazines several times. His dark photos will take you to different worlds ranging from post-apocalyptic futures, romantic walks in nature, or innocent fun at the playground.

Kenny Horie Beyond Ecstasy front coverKenny Horie Beyond Ecstasy inside pageKenny Horie Taco Sacchan front coverKenny Horie Taco Sacchan inside page
"Beyond Ecstasy""Beyond Ecstasy""Taco Sacchan""Taco Sacchan"

Click for more photos of each book!

Dec 31, 2012

A wonderfully terrifying little book with artwork by three artists: Seiyo Usui, Takashi Shima, and Kazunori Kanze. There's a good reason the book is called "Hidden Pictures of Cruelty" - very definitely NSFW so view at your own risk!

Hidden Pictures of Cruelty front coverHidden Pictures of Cruelty inside pages

More images when you view the item. Includes black and white and a few full color pages.

Dec 28, 2012

Both the regular and limited edition of Medical Fun have arrived! The regular edition is signed by Trevor Brown. The limited edition is signed and numbered edition of only 300 pieces.

Trevor Brown Medical Fun newTrevor Brown Medical Fun new Ltd Ed
Trevor Brown Medical Fun newTrevor Brown Medical Fun new ltd ed

Dec 25, 2012

Just arrived to AkaTako are five new issues of Talking Heads magazine. Each one is focused on a specific theme and is full of photos and text in Japanese. Features on great artists like Tama, Hikari Shimoda, Kenny Horie, Kenichi Koyama, Atshushi Tani, Mari Shimizu and a whole lot more!

Talking Heads No. 48 Food and ErosTalking Heads No. 49 Strange SystemTalking Heads No. 50 The Body as Art ObjectTalking Heads No. 51 Magical ImaginationTalking Heads No. 52 Child's Heart
Talking Heads No. 48
Food and Eros
Talking Heads No. 49
Strange System
Talking Heads No. 50
The Body as Art Object
Talking Heads No. 51
Magical Imagination
Talking Heads No. 52
Child's Heart

Click the links above for additional photos of the inside pages.

Dec 6, 2012

The latest book by watercolor artist Tama has just arrived this morning! "Lost Garden" is almost twice the size of the "Under the Rose" or "Lidocaine Drop" books. Very nice to see her paintings in a little bit bigger size.

Tama Lost Garden SIGNED

Additional photos will be added soon!

Dec 3, 2012

AkaTako's first piece of Trevor Brown jewelry is now available for pre-order. The pendant is based on "Education" from the "My Alphabet" book and is sterling silver.

Trevor Brown Education PendantTrevor Brown Education Pendant on Display Card

The Education pendant is being manufactured now. Orders will ship after Christmas 2012.