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.


Nov 21, 2012

Starting at 12:01am(EST) on Thursday, November 22nd and ending at 11:59pm(EST) on Monday, November 26th!

All orders over $200 will have special shipping rates:

  • US orders will ship for FREE
  • International orders will ship for a flat rate of $10

This promotional offer will be calculated automatically during checkout - just enter your shipping/billing addresses as usual and click the "Calculate Shipping" button. Depending on your shipping address (US or International) you will be given the free or reduced flat rate.

Shipments will be sent out within 2-3 business days or less and will be shipped at the most economic speed. If you require your shipment to arrive by a particular date please contact AkaTako.net before placing your order. Packages will be insured at AkaTako.net's discretion. If you require your package to be insured please contact AkaTako.net before placing your order.

Promotional rates do not apply to previous purchases. Or future purchases. This is a limited time offer. Questions? Ask.

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Nov 8, 2012

To be released in the end of November, a brand new and expanded edition of Trevor Brown's "Medical Fun" book. There will be a regular edition and a special, limited edition of only 300 pieces. Available to pre-order now!

Trevor Brown Medical Fun new PRE-ORDERTrevor Brown Medical Fun new Ltd Ed PRE-ORDER
Medical Fun regular editionMedical Fun limited edition

Oct 29, 2012

Now available on pre-order, Tama's latest book will be released on November 11th. After she signs books especially for AkaTako, they will be mailed to NY and then sent to you!

Tama "Lost Garden"Tama "Lost Garden"Tama "Lost Garden"

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Oct 29, 2012

Also now available by special order are a total of 79 prints by Toshio Saeki. There are 75 prints from "Chimushi 1" or "Chimushi 2" plus 4 prints from "The Early Works". Each print is SIGNED. Most are dated, and some are numbered limited editions.

Toshio Saeki Chimushi prints #1-12Toshio Saeki Chimushi prints #14-25Toshio Saeki Chimushi prints #26-37Toshio Saeki Chimushi prints #38-52
Chimushi prints #1-12Chimushi prints #14-25Chimushi prints #26-37Chimushi prints #38-52
Toshio Saeki Chimushi prints #60-65Toshio Saeki Chimushi prints #76-79Toshio Saeki The Early Works prints 
Chimushi prints #60-65Chimushi prints #76-79The Early Works prints 

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Oct 28, 2012

Now available by special order, rare prints that were published in 1972 with the "Akai Hako" book. Each print is SIGNED by Toshio Saeki and measures approximately 20.125" x 14.125" (51.2 x 36cm). Prices range from $60 to $300 each.

Toshio Saeki Akai Hako prints #1-12Toshio Saeki Akai Hako prints #13-24Toshio Saeki Akai Hako prints #25-36Toshio Saeki Akai Hako prints #37-47
Akai Hako prints #1-12Akai Hako prints #13-24Akai Hako prints #25-36Akai Hako prints #37-47

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Oct 20, 2012

Just arrived are the new editions of Takato Yamamoto's "Necrophantasmagoria"! The limited edition of 500 is on the left and the regular edition is on the right. Not sure why, but these regular editions are unsigned. Signed copies of the regular edition will arrive end of next week.

Takato Yamamoto Necrophantasmagoria books

Oct 14, 2012

The price has just been reduced for a special offer on two Trevor Brown paintings from the "Medical Fun" book. "Broken" and "Wet" are now available as a pair. Buying them together will save you $1000 on the price and will reduce the shipping cost too!

Trevor Brown Broken & Wet paintings

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Oct 6, 2012

A brand new artist to AkaTako - Minami Komori. There are ten unique stuffed animals available. Each is perfect in their own way, complete with flaws and repairs.

Minami Komori Albino rabbit stuffed animalMinami Komori Button rabbit stuffed animalMinami Komori Cat stuffed animalMinami Komori Choco teddy stuffed animalMinami Komori Happy Happy stuffed animal
"Albino""Button""Cat""Choco""Happy Happy"
Minami Komori Mouse stuffed animalMinami Komori Shari stuffed animalMinami Komori Teddy stuffed animalMinami Komori Trainer stuffed animalMinami Komori Type A Owl stuffed animal
"Mouse""Shari""Teddy""Trainer""Type A"

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