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 12, 2018

Available for pre-order now, a brand new Suehiro Maruo t-shirt that will be released during the upcoming "Suehiro Maruo Grand Exhibition" in Tokyo! Features a large graphic from his iconic manga the "Laughing Vampire". Pre-order will be available until about April 7th. T-shirts are expected to arrive to AkaTako end of May.

Suehiro Maruo Grand Exhibition t-shirt Suehiro Maruo Grand Exhibition t-shirt detail
Suehiro Maruo
Exhibition t-shirt
Suehiro Maruo
t-shirt detail

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Mar 11, 2018

Just added, nine Toshio Saeki prints which were printed from 1996 - 2014! Most are from the Chimushi series, one from the "70 1970" / "The Early Works" books, and one from "Yumenozoki".

Toshio Saeki Print 43 Toshio Saeki Print 44 Toshio Saeki Print 45 Toshio Saeki Print 46 Toshio Saeki Print 47
Toshio Saeki Print 48 Toshio Saeki Print 49 Toshio Saeki Print 50 Toshio Saeki Print 51  

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Mar 6, 2018

Starting March 6, 2018, you now have the option to choose where you want your items shipped from! AkaTako has two shipping locations - one in Eastern USA and one in Western Europe.  Both locations will ship worldwide!

Each item gives you the in stock options to select from before you add to cart. For example:

In stock EU and USA In stock USA only In stock EU only
AkaTako Ship from EU or USA AkaTako Ship from USA AkaTako Ship from EU

If both options are available just pick the one CLOSEST to you. You can also add to cart and then use the handy "Estimated shipping cost". Just enter your country and see your options.

You can only order items from one location at a time. If you want to order items from both locations, just place two separate orders.

Full shipping details here.

There may still be some little bugs hiding so if you see anything odd please send me an email!

Mar 3, 2018

On the way from Tokyo now and expected to arrive next week (by March 9+/-), TRECOS books signed by both Trevor Brown and Nananano!

Trevor Brown x Nananano TRECOS SIGNED Trevor Brown x Nananano TRECOS inside page

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Mar 2, 2018

Out of stock for a very long time, Shintaro Kago's two amazing books are on their way back! Each book is 96 pages stuffed with fuull color images. Signed copies available now. Shipping in about one week.

Shintaro Kago Candy Filled Girl's Head SIGNED
Candy Filled Girl's Head
Shintaro Kago Panna Cotta SIGNED
Panna Cotta

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Feb 13, 2018

New mini book "Strange World of Shintaro Kago" featuring box art from the Shintaro Kago "Strange Collection" exhibition.

Strange World of Shintaro Kago Strange World of Shintaro Kago

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Also available, "Shintaro Kago Strange Collection" with even more box art!

Feb 10, 2018

Mostly photos with drawings by five artists (including Namio Harukawa), "SM Photo Book Special - 1979" is packed with Japanese rope bondage from the late 1970s.

SM Photo Book Special 1979

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Feb 4, 2018

Two brand new DVDs by Hajime Kinoko help those who are super beginners to get comfortable with shibari. Both DVDs are Japanese language with English subtitles.

Hajime Kinoko Super Beginners Class pink DVD Hajime Kinoko Super Beginners Class blue DVD

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