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!
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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".

Fuyuko Matsui Becoming Friends Extended SIGNEDFuyuko Matsui Becoming Friends Extended SIGNEDFuyuko Matsui Becoming Friends Extended SIGNEDFuyuko Matsui Becoming Friends Extended SIGNED

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

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May 23, 2012

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

http://www.akatako.net/sites/akatako.net/files/imagecache/product_list/trevor-brown-pixie-doll-1.jpgTrevor Brown Penis Pixie OOAK dollTrevor Brown Penis Pixie OOAK doll
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.

May 18, 2012

Six of the sold out Kitanya Design Factory kinbaku charms are now back in stock!

Kitanya Design Kinbaku Charms

And don't forget that any charm can be converted into a necklace pendant or earring (free of charge!).

May 13, 2012

AkaTako was able to find a (used) copy of "Medical Fun" by Trevor Brown. It's in pretty good shape and is even SIGNED inside the front cover!

Trevor Brown Medical Fun SIGNEDTrevor Brown Medical Fun SIGNEDTrevor Brown Medical Fun SIGNED

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May 10, 2012

Just landed this morning, these four books have come back to AkaTako. Each of them are SIGNED by the artist.

Suehiro Maruo Paranoia Star SIGNESuehiro Maruograph I 1st Edition SIGNEDToshio Saeki The Earliest Works SIGNEDTrevor Brown Forbidden Fruit 1st Edition SIGNED
Suehiro Maruo
Paranoia Star
Suehiro Maruo
Maruograph I 1st Ed.
Toshio Saeki
The Earliest Works
Trevor Brown
Forbidden Fruit 1st Ed.

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May 1, 2012

Trevor Brown's "Toy Box" series has been a great success on AkaTako and what better way to celebrate than with some original paintings? All eight of these paintings were featured at the exhibition (but not necessarily in the postcard set or poster) and are now available - shipping directly to you from Tokyo!

Trevor Brown Brains paintingTrevor Brown Butch paintingTrevor Brown Fix Me Doll paintingTrevor Brown Love Bombs painting
Trevor Brown "Brains" paintingTrevor Brown "Butch" paintingTrevor Brown "Fix Me Doll" paintingTrevor Brown "Love Bombs" painting
Trevor Brown Radioactive Rabbit paintingTrevor Brown Snot 'n' Shit paintingTrevor Brown Watch with Mother paintingTrevor Brown Zelda painting
Trevor Brown "Radioactive Rabbit" paintingTrevor Brown "Snot 'n' Shit" paintingTrevor Brown "Watch with Mother" paintingTrevor Brown "Zelda" painting

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