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.


Mar 26, 2012

Since cell phone charms aren't exactly popular outside of Japan, AkaTako is now offering a free conversion of any Kitanya Design Factory charm that you purchase. You can choose for your charm to be turned into a pendant (with a jump ring) or an earring (with a jump ring and a french hook).


Kitanya Design Factory Kinbaku Pendant Kitanya Design Factory Kinbaku PendantKitanya Design Factory Kinbaku Earrings Kitanya Design Factory Kinbaku Earrings
Pendant (chain not included)

Please specify in your order comments which option you would like - and please note that it is a permanent change. I'll write to confirm before sending your order so PLEASE check your email inbox after placing your order.

Mar 14, 2012

One of the more famous pieces of art from the "Alice" books is now available for sale! "Green Tea Party" features an iconic scene from Alice in Wonderland with Trevor Brown's unique imagery. Ships for free!

Trevor Brown Green Tea Party painting

Painting is oil on canvas, framed, and ships directly from Tokyo.

Mar 6, 2012

Now available for pre-order (arriving March 10th +/-) are five new Tama posters. Each is a signed and numbered edition of 50 and is exclusive to AkaTako.

Tama Disregarded Warning poster SIGNEDTama Honey Trick poster SIGNEDTama Maidenhood poster SIGNEDTama Servants for Me poster SIGNEDTama Your Aid poster SIGNED
Disregarded WarningHoney TrickMaidenhoodServants for MeYour Aid

Click the pictures for additional information.

Mar 3, 2012

Check out all sides of the newest figures by Kitanya Design Factory! The banks are made of soft vinyl (PVC) and the dolls are made of cast resin. Each one is hand painted and hand tied with bright red rope.

Black Mask Bunny Kinbaku BankRed Mask Cat Kinbaku BankDragon Karada Kinbaku DollLucky Cat Karada Kinbaku Doll
Black Mask Bunny Kinbaku BankRed Mask Cat Kinbaku BankDragon Kinbaku DollLucky Cat Kinbaku Doll

Originally posted on the AkaTako tumblr.

Feb 28, 2012

Available by special order - three original works by Suehiro Maruo! Click the pictures to send an inquiry (or email info [at] akatako [dot] net). These pieces will ship directly from Tokyo to you.

Shoujo Tsubaki
Original sketch. Pen on paper.
245x354mm, 2010, unframed.
Suehiro Maruo Shoujo Tsubaki original sketch
A Boy - Summer
Watercolor on paper.
275x245mm, year unknown, framed.
Suehiro Maruo A Boy - Summer original painting
A Boy Under a Willow
Watercolor on paper.
275x245mm, year unknown, framed.
Suehiro Maruo A Boy Under a Willow original painting


Feb 14, 2012

Two new letter sets and two new sheets of stickers by Tama. Now you don't have to limit your love of Tama to just your walls or bookcase - you can send it through the mail or stick it on just about anything. ;)

Tama Letter Set "Gothic"Tama Letter Set "Pink"Tama Sticker Sheet "Gothic"Tama Sticker Sheet "Lolita"

Additional photos and details available on the individual item pages.

Feb 13, 2012

Four sets of postcards (each has four cards) by Tama! The sets are themed by color - black, pink, blue, and green - and contain some of her more popular artwork. Matte finish and super smooth, the cards are all suitable for framing.

Tama Postcard Set ATama Postcard Set BTama Postcard Set CTama Postcard Set D

Click the pictures to see each individual postcard image, the reverse, and the custom packaging by Tama.

Feb 2, 2012

All prints are SIGNED and numbered limited editions of only 50 pieces! Paper is nice and heavy, pure white, and sets off the bright colors of Suehiro Maruo's artwork beautifully. Click the pictures for more information and additional detail photos for each print.

Suehiro Maruo Print 6 CD JacketSuehiro Maruo Print 7 CD JacketSuehiro Maruo Print 8 Huma no KojirouSuehiro Maruo Print 9 Midori
CD JacketCD JacketHuma no KojirouMidori
Suehiro Maruo Print 10 Rose Colored MonsterSuehiro Maruo Print 11 Yume no Q-SakuSuehiro Maruo Print 12 Taruho Inagaki 
Rose Colored MonsterYume no Q-SakuTaruho Inagaki