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

Feb 24, 2024

Just added, many new small goods by Chika Tanikawa produced in the last couple years!

There's two new XL postcard print collections of works from 2020 and 2021 (earlier years also restocked). Each are a limited edition of only 100 pieces!

Chika Tanikawa Works 2020 Chika Tanikawa Works 2021

There's also a 2.56" (65mm) round sticker, a set of six postcards, and a catalog + XL postcard from a two person exhibition.

Chika Tanikawa Sticker Chika Tanikawa Postcard Set Chika Tanikawa Antonym SIGNED

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Jan 29, 2024

Two out of print Takato Yamamoto art books have just been reissued in new editions! First published in 2006, "Divertimento for a Martyr" was his fourth art book. First published in 2008, "Rib of a Hermaphrodite" was his fifth collection of works. Now both books are available with stylish black sleeve and gray fabric book cover. Books are SIGNED inside the cover by the artist.

Takato Yamamoto Divertimento for a Martyr Black Takato Yamamoto Rib of a Hermaphrodite Black

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Jan 22, 2024

Finally back in stock after a long time, all of Koh Ueno's enchanting ball jointed doll stockings and gloves! There are two different colors available of everything - black or brown BJD effect on very light "nude" nylon pantyhose.

BJD STOCKINGS - BASIC
Koh Ueno Ball Jointed Doll Stockings - basic

includes painted joints at knees only
BJD STOCKINGS - PREMIUM
Koh Ueno Ball Jointed Doll stockings - premium

includes painted joints at knees AND ankles
BJD GLOVES
Koh Ueno Ball Jointed Doll Gloves

includes painted joints at elbows, wrists, & fingers

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Jan 17, 2024

Just added, three brand new books by different artists!

First up, Hiroshi Nonami photography book "Eclipse" with carefully selected images from 2007-2022! Includes almost 100 photographs - each with an incredibly curated fantasy and high fashion aura to them. SIGNED by the artist inside the front cover.

Hiroshi Nonami Eclipse SIGNED Hiroshi Nonami Eclipse SIGNED Hiroshi Nonami Eclipse SIGNED

Next up is a self-published book by Yuka Sakuma "Shallows". A traditional nihonga painter, she uses crushed minerals and Japanese ink to paint delicate girls with intricate hair and unlikely friends. Book includes 40+ artworks and additional close up detail images. Limited edition of only 500 copies!

Yuka Sakuma Shallows Yuka Sakuma Shallows

And last up, the first ever art book by Miho Hirano "The Beauties of Nature"! A stunning collaboration of female beauty and the abundance of nature mingling together for a tender partnership of oil paintings. Book is SIGNED inside the cover.

Miho Hirano The Beauties of Nature SIGNED Miho Hirano The Beauties of Nature SIGNED Miho Hirano The Beauties of Nature SIGNED

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Jan 5, 2024

Now available on consignment, six original Namio Harukawa drawings! Each includes the original certificate of authenticity and measures approximately 7.8" x 10.24" (19.8 x 26.8cm).

Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 1 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 2 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 3
Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 5 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 6 Namio Harukawa Original Drawing 9

Payment is by bank wire transfer only. Click the images for more photos and details.


Nov 26, 2023

On the way to the USA shipping location right now, almost all of the sold out Kitanya Design Factory kinbaku charms and dolls are now back in stock! Many of the kinbaku bunnies were out of stock including the bunny bank. Some highlights of the restock:

White Bunny Kikko Blue Kinbaku Charm White Bunny Kikko Kinbaku Charm White Bunny Pink Karada Kinbaku Charm White Bunny Red Karada Kinbaku Charm
Black Mask Bunny Kinbaku Bank Suspended Bunny Kinbaku Doll Ballerina Bunny Kinbaku Charm Bunny Lady Karada Kinbaku Charm
Brown Bear Kinbaku Charm Flying Heart Kinbaku Charm Shark Kinbaku Charm Turtle Kinbaku Charm

Out of stock items at the EU location will be restocked hopefully by end of year.


Nov 7, 2023

All published in 2023, three new books are available at AkaTako! Two are hand SIGNED by the artist.

Nananano
"Long Vacation"
Nananano Long Vacation SIGNED

SIGNED 144 pages of Nananano photographs of nude women in a group setting.
Various Artists
"Imaginations from Salome"
Imaginations from Salome

112 pages of classic illustrations and reinterpretations by contemporary artists.
Musubu Nakai
"The Beginning, The End, and The Time Between Them"
Musubu Nakai The Beginning, The End, and The Time Between Them SIGNED
SIGNED 96 pages of the desire for life, the premonition of death, and erotic fantasy in between.

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Oct 29, 2023

Special licensed collaboration project with fourteen different artists is now available for PRE-ORDER! Solid spruce ema is printed with two images by each artist (28 different ema to choose from!). Expected to arrive mid to late November. Full details at each item's description.
** IN STOCK at both USA & EU locations. All pre-orders have shipped!!

Ema wooden plaque is traditionally used to write a wish or prayer (on the reverse) and tied at a Shinto shrine in the hopes that the local gods will see your request. Also used as a souvenir to hang on your wall as a mini artwork, a Christmas ornament, Christmas stocking replacement, front door decoration, etc.

Akiko Ijichi ema:
Akiko Ijichi Ema Wish Plaque
Chika Tanikawa ema:
Chika Tanikawa Ema Wish Plaque
Chika Yamada ema:
Chika Yamada Ema Wish Plaque
Daisuke Ichiba ema:
Daisuke Ichiba Ema Wish Plaque
Eimi Suzuki ema:
Eimi Suzuki Ema Wish Plaque
Em Nishizuka ema:
Em Nishizuka Ema Wish Plaque
Kana Miyamoto ema:
Kana Miyamoto Ema Wish Plaque
Kozue Kuroki ema:
Kozue Kuroki Ema Wish Plaque
Makiko Sugawa ema:
Makiko Sugawa Ema Wish Plaque
Mika Nitta ema:
Mika Nitta Ema Wish Plaque
Suehiro Maruo ema:
Suehiro Maruo Ema Wish Plaque
Takato Yamamoto ema:
Takato Yamamoto Ema Wish Plaque
Tama ema:
Tama Ema Wish Plaque
Yuka Sakuma ema:
Yuka Sakuma Ema Wish Plaque
   

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