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.


Aug 6, 2012

A new artist to AkaTako: JUN HAYAMI. Known for his fearless explorations of horror manga, he is not afraid to cross any lines. This original drawing will be followed by some additional Jun Hayami items too!

Jun Hayami Original Drawing 1Jun Hayami Original Drawing 1 (detail)

Drawing is pen and ink on heavyweight paper.

Aug 1, 2012

Sold out on AkaTako for a while, two popular Takato Yamamoto books have been reprinted! "Rib of a Hermaphrodite" and "Scarlet Maniera" are back in stock and ready to be ordered and enjoyed.

Takato Yamamoto Rib of a Hermaphrodite SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Rib of a Hermaphrodite SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Scarlet Maniera SIGNEDTakato Yamamoto Scarlet Maniera SIGNED
Rib of a HermaphroditeRib of a HermaphroditeScarlet ManieraScarlet Maniera

Each book is SIGNED inside the front cover. Click the pics above fore more photos and more details.

Jul 26, 2012

A lovely little 'zine featuring five artists: Philip Best, Trevor Brown, Sarah Froelich, Gea, and JG Thirlwell. All pages are silkscreened and super heavy weight paper. Limited edition of only 125 pieces!

Curated by Timeless 03 - GeaCurated by Timeless 03 - Sarah FroelichCurated by Timeless 03 - Trevor Brown
Curated by Timeless
Curated by Timeless
Sarah Froelich

Curated by Timeless
Trevor Brown

Jun 28, 2012

Four brand new original paintings by Tama are available now. Each measures 9.25" x 11.75" (23.6 x 29.7cm), watercolor on board. Price is $1500 each (free shipping worldwide!). Email if you are interested.

"Crack Baby""Sweet Nutrient"
Tama New Original Paintings
"Poisonous Angel 1""Poisonous Angel 2"

Jun 25, 2012

The extended edition of the "Becoming Friends with All the Children of the World" includes a few additional artworks and is SIGNED inside the front cover. A really lovely hardcover edition with two dust jackets that overlay to give insight into Fuyuko Matsui's painting process (first photo). Also includes photos from the exhibition and a few stills from a film by Fuyuko Matsui "Regeneration of a Breached Thought".

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The catalog is also available in an unsigned softcover edition.

Jun 5, 2012

Making his first appearance on AkaTako is Osaka artist Namio Harukawa. I had never seen original drawings for sale so I am very pleased to be able to offer TWENTY TWO original artworks. Each is signed and includes a certificate of authenticity.

Namio Harukawa Drawing A-01Namio Harukawa Drawing A-02Namio Harukawa Drawing A-03Namio Harukawa Drawing A-04Namio Harukawa Drawing B-01
Namio Harukawa Drawing B-02Namio Harukawa Drawing B-03Namio Harukawa Drawing B-04Namio Harukawa Drawing C-01Namio Harukawa Drawing C-02
Namio Harukawa Drawing C-03Namio Harukawa Drawing C-04Namio Harukawa Drawing D-01Namio Harukawa Drawing D-02Namio Harukawa Drawing D-03
Namio Harukawa Drawing D-04Namio Harukawa Drawing E-01Namio Harukawa Drawing E-02Namio Harukawa Drawing E-03Namio Harukawa Drawing E-04
Namio Harukawa Drawing F-01Namio Harukawa Drawing G-01   

Namio Harukawa's drawings are pencil on paper, unframed.

May 24, 2012

Not only are there a couple of signed copies of Trevor Brown's "Medical Fun" available, there are now TWO framed original paintings from the book at ridiculously low prices.

Trevor Brown Pill Baby paintingTrevor Brown Pill Baby paintingTrevor Brown Worm Boy paintingTrevor Brown Worm Boy painting
Trevor Brown "Pill Baby"
original painting
Trevor Brown "Pill Baby"
original painting
Trevor Brown "Worm Boy"
original painting
Trevor Brown "Worm Boy"
original painting

Click the pictures for additional photos & details and to send an inquiry to receive a custom shipping quote.

May 23, 2012

Based on Trevor Brown's painting from "Rubber Doll", this hand made doll is now available on AkaTako!

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Trevor Brown
"Penis Pixie" doll
Trevor Brown
"Penis Pixie" doll
Trevor Brown
"Penis Pixie" doll

She was handcrafted by Rotikmist Loft and will never be made again. Includes a certificate of authenticity.