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.


Sep 21, 2011

A new artist to AkaTako.net - Mari Shimizu is a Japanese contemporary doll artist. She favors ball-jointed dolls and is pretty well known for her Victorian tableaux which are inserted into the chest cavities of her dolls.

Mari Shimizu postcard setMari Shimizu postcard setMari Shimizu postcard set

Her work has also been featured in several magazines including Talking Heads No. 47, Yaso Doll, and Yaso Monster & Freaks.

More doll | ball joint items

Sep 14, 2011

A brand new Yaso magazine was released just last week and AkaTako already has it available. "Doll & Body" focuses on doll artists of the 2010's and features the works of Ryo Yoshida, Etsuko Miura, Tari Nakagawa, Hizuki, Midori Hayashi, Mitsubachi@BabyBee, Mantam, and LIEN. A few of the artists include works that are tributes to Hans Bellmer.

Yaso Doll & BodyYaso Doll & Body - Etsuko MiuraYaso Doll & Body - Ryo Yoshida

Also back in stock is the Yaso Bellmer Poupée magazine!

Yaso Bellmer PoupéeYaso Bellmer Poupée

Sep 12, 2011

AkaTako.net now has the full range of every Trevor Brown "My Alphabet" that has been published! A couple of them are permanently sold out.... but now there are three more versions that are available as of today.

Trevor Brown My Alphabet Plum bookTrevor Brown My Alphabet Black bookTrevor Brown My Alphabet brown
Plum My Alphabet
w/ Coloring Book
Black My Alphabet (signed)Brown My Alphabet (unsigned)

Other versions: Blue My Alphabet (sold out), Orange My Alphabet (sold out), Brown My Alphabet (signed).

Sep 11, 2011

They just seemed to be crying out for 360° views so how could I resist?? Kinbaku (Japanese rope bondage) dolls:

Red Mask Black Cat Kinbaku DollRope Master Cat Smiling Kinbaku DollBlack Mask Bunny Kinbaku Doll

Posted on AkaTako.net's tumblr!

Sep 3, 2011

Just arrived today - three styles of Japanese rope bondage dolls by Kitanya Design Factory. Each doll is on a wood base and measures around 4 1/2" tall (actual sizes listed on item pages).

Black Mask Bunny Kinbaku DollRed Mask Cat Kinbaku DollRope Master Cat Smiling Kinbaku Doll
Black Mask BunnyRed Mask CatRope Master Cat

Super cute shibari dolls look great and are a nice surprise in a bookshelf of collectibles! Added 360° views on tumblr: bunny, cat, and rope master.

++ Just about every kinbaku charm is back in stock - including the original rope master cat.

Sep 1, 2011

Very special limited edition poster by Trevor Brown. Only 50 pieces will be printed - all signed and numbered. Now available for pre-order, they should arrive mid-September and will ship to you as soon as I get them.

Trevor Brown Alice Kowai Poster
Alice Kowai Poster

Posters measure approximately 16.5" x 23.4" (42 x 59.4cm) and are on heavyweight paper.
Official post on Trevor Brown's blog.

Aug 31, 2011

Seven more original paintings by Hikari Shimoda have been added (for a total of nine!). Most of them are watercolors of her melancholic blond kids wearing bunny rabbit ears.

Hikari Shimoda Celebration 1 paintingHikari Shimoda Celebration 2 paintingHikari Shimoda Celebration 3 paintingHikari Shimoda Flower and Girl painting
Celebration 1Celebration 2Celebration 3Flower and Girl
Hikari Shimoda Midnight Birthday Party paintingHikari Shimoda Rabbit paintingHikari Shimoda Rabbit Girl 2011 painting 
Midnight Birthday PartyRabbitRabbit Girl 2011 

Original paintings can be purchased after you receive a shipping quote. Just click "inquire" on the one you're interested in to receive a shipping estimate tailored to your location and preferences.