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.

THE LATEST NEWS

Dec 18, 2021

Now in stock, a few new groups of Tama postcards that you can buy one at a time as you wish. These are mostly from her new book "Deep Memories" plus a pair of postcards and one sticker set from a recent exhibition at Oto Gallery. Several of them are also printed in her (nearly sold out) 2022 desktop calendar!

Tama Postcard Group 10 Tama Postcard Group 11 Tama Postcard Group 12
Tama Postcard Group 13 Tama Sticker Set Group 7

Please click the images above for more details.


Nov 26, 2021

It's a sale all weekend long! [SALE IS FINISHED NOW. Thank you!]

☑ Black Friday
☑ Small Business Saturday
☑ Cyber Monday

All of AkaTako's exclusive enamel pins are 20% off - no coupon needed, just enjoy the discount. o((*^▽^*))o Thank you for your support!

Shintaro Kago Enamel Pin Eyes / OctopusShintaro Kago Enamel Pin CatsSuehiro Maruo Enamel PinTrevor Brown Enamel Pin Asobimasho / Seppuku
Makiko Sugawa Enamel PinTama Enamel Pin - Don't Miss the Season OR Limited BlossomAkaTako Enamel Pin 

Sale lasts through end of day, Monday, November 29, 2021. Sale prices are as shown on the individual items (click the images above) - no coupon code necessary and no other items other than the ones specifically listed above are reduced for this particular sale. On the pins which offer $1 discount when you buy both - the $1 discount is applicable to full price only. If you buy both pins during this sale, you will receive 20% off of both pins. You will not receive 20% off + $1 off. Thanks for your understanding.


Nov 3, 2021

Lots of new items are on the way to AkaTako and available for PRE-ORDER now.
Scheduled to arrive around the middle of November:

Tama 2022 Calendar

Tama
2022 CALENDAR

Tama t-shirt Mashochistic Pink
Tama
MASOCHISTIC PINK
Tama Rosette SIGNED
Tama
ROSETTE

Brand new art books that will be SIGNED. Scheduled to arrive around the END of November or EARLY December:

Tama Deep Memories SIGNED
Tama
DEEP MEMORIES
Makiko Sugawa x Noboru Moai Sweet Room
Makiko Sugawa x Noboru Moai
SWEET ROOM

There are also quite a lot of Tama postcards that will be listed in the next week or two (mid-November). If you wish to add anything to your order after purchasing a pre-order item, just send me a message and let me know so that you don't overpay for shipping.


Oct 31, 2021

It's a blanket!! Shintaro Kago's "Ferris Wheel Cat" has been transformed into a 100% acrylic throw blanket that can keep you nice and warm as you cuddle up on the couch. AkaTako designed, this exclusive blanket is a limited edition of just 100 pieces. Each blanket comes packaged in a cotton tote with matching screen printed design and care instructions.

Now available for PRE-ORDER and expected to arrive late November. If you want to be sure to receive in time for a Christmas present, I suggest choosing the "Expedited Shipping" option during checkout. Updated progress and arrival dates will be added here so please check back!

Shintaro Kago Blanket Ferris Wheel Cat Shintaro Kago Blanket Ferris Wheel Cat

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Oct 28, 2021

Just added, all four of the exhibition catalogs for the biannual group exhibition at Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo!
Female artists are invited to portray the "young girl" in art - so often portrayed by male painters. These women bring their own styles and history to this subject which is surely close to their own hearts.

Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2015 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2017 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2019 Exhibition Catalog Ephemeral - Territory of Girls 2021 Exhibition Catalog
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2015
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2017
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2019
Ephemeral - Territory of Girls
2021

Books are limited editions, published in Tokyo, full page for each of the artworks shown on the front cover. Full list of artists included is included in each item description. A few images of interior pages have also been added.
* The 2023 Exhibition Catalog has just been added!
Please click the images or titles above for more info.


Sep 22, 2021

Five brand new, XL format oversized books published by Edition Reuss have just been added! Four books of Kenichi Murata's hime (princess) photographs, and one book by Kazuma Ogaeri. Beautiful editions are published outside of Japan and completely uncensored. Each with around 80 full color photographs + multi-lingual essays.
* USA will receive ~ October 4. Pre-order now available.

Kenichi Murata Princess of Desire
Kenichi Murata
Princess of Desire
Kenichi Murata Naked Princess
Kenichi Murata
Naked Princess
Kenichi Murata Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess
Kenichi Murata
Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess
Kenichi Murata Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess 2
Kenichi Murata
Secret Dreams of Erotic Princess 2
Kazuma Ogaeri Sweet Maids Hot Dreams
Kazuma Ogaeri
Sweet Maids Hot Dreams

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Sep 8, 2021

Two brand new, licensed enamel pins with Tama's cute artwork! These are akatako designed/exclusive - she will also sell some of them locally in Japan at her upcoming solo exhibition. Each pin has double post backs and measures maximum 1.5" (38mm).

Pins are now available for PRE-ORDER and will start shipping later this month. ACTUAL PHOTOS shown here!

Tama Enamel Pin - Don't Miss the Season OR Limited Blossom
Tama Enamel Pins
Tama Enamel Pin - Don't Miss the Season
Tama "Don't Miss the Season" pin
Tama Enamel Pin - Limited Blossom
Tama "Limited Blossom" pin

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Aug 31, 2021

Now available at both EU and USA shipping locations, four brand new manga! All published by Seirinkogeisha in Japan.

Akino Kondoh Hakoniwamushi
Akino Kondoh
In the Hakoniwamushi
Fuhito Fujimiya One Night at Kuronekodo Shoten
Fuhito Fujimiya
One Night at Kuronekodo Shoten
Fuhito Fujimiya A Story of a Closet Head Man
Fuhito Fujimiya
A Story of a Closet Head Man
Seiichi Hayashi ph 4.5 The Guppy Still Lives
Seiichi Hayashi
ph 4.5 The Guppy Still Lives

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