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.


Apr 26, 2012

The Toy Box postcards and Teddy Bear Operation puzzles by Trevor Brown arrived today! So cute!! The Toy Box posters should arrive tomorrow or Saturday. If you pre-ordered any of the items be sure to watch your email for your "Order Shipped" notification.

Toy Box postcards & Teddy Bear Operation puzzles

A nice surprise - postcard sets are SIGNED inside the box cover.

Apr 22, 2012

The "Toy Box" postcard set and the "Teddy Bear Operation" puzzle have just been added for pre-order. The postcard set is boxed and has all 20 paintings from the Toy Box exhibition. The puzzle is 300 pieces and is a signed and numbered edition of only 50.

Trevor Brown Toy Box Postcard SetTrevor Brown Teddy Bear Operation puzzle SIGNED
Toy Box PostcardsTeddy Bear Operation Puzzle

Both items should arrive to AkaTako in the first week of May +/-.

Apr 20, 2012

Arriving the first week of May +/-, the new poster of "Toy Box" paintings by Trevor Brown. All twenty paintings are included on this B2 size poster (20.25" x 28.675" / 51.5cm x 72.8cm). There's only 100 of them and only 70 of those are coming to AkaTako. The other 30 will remain in Tokyo to be sold at the exhibition. SIGNED and NUMBERED!

Trevor Brown Toy Box poster SIGNED
Trever Brown Toy Box Poster

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