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A collection of articles from some of the best Japanese bondage sites:

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I first met Nuit de Tokyo at a rope-play event in Japan at a time when my Japanese language skills were at best, rudimentary. He was kind enough to sit with me and guide me through the performances, introducing me to individuals such as his fellow ex-pat Bakushi friend, Aku Aku san, and top names like Akira Naka san and Hajime Kinoko san amongst others, and for this I thank him as a true French gentleman, and recognize somebody who enjoys helping others to understand. As a gaijin having been involved in the Japanese Kinbaku scene longer than most, and with an excellent command of the language and culture, he is known in the wider community for providing sound, informative insights in an uncontroversial and diplomatic manner. For this interview Nuit de Tokyo has kindly permitted us to publish images from his private collection: 1. SM illustration, Juan Maeda (Kotobuki-yasu), 2. SM painting, Kato Kahoru, 3. SM painting, Shoji Oki (Wataruni). Sin: Nuit de Tokyo, did your passion for Kinbaku start when you first started coming to Japan, or does it date back further? Nuit de Tokyo: I started reading [the work of the Marquis de]Sade in my first year of high school in the early seventies. It was in the home library in the leather bound first public edition by the French publisher Jean Jacques Pauvert, who had famously to fight censorship and obscenity laws at the time of publication. Being from a slightly pre-internet generation, I only became aware of Japanese SM on one of my first trips to the country initially for vanilla reasons, stumbling by chance on Kinbaku books in 1992 while looking for Mangas (Japanese Comics) in a Tokyo bookshop. Kinbaku is the art of tight binding in its Japanese tradition. There are other terms, including ‘Shibari', but we will use Kinbaku in the present interview so as not to confuse the reader. This was the real start of my interest in Japanese rope and SM, in its photo book and magazine form, in novels, and at the time, VHS video format, and ultimately in its live incarnation. From that time I started a collection of magazines, books and photo-books which now includes complete sets of Kitan Club, Uramado, SM Mania, SM Sniper, SM Frontier, SM King, SM Kitan, Pocket SM, Specially SM, SM Bizarre and partial collections of most other Japanese SM magazines, in addition to most of Sugiura Norio's photo books, I believe all of Akechi Denki's photo books and videos, and finally, most or maybe all SM novels published in Japan in the last 70 years. Sin: How did you make the transition from reading to actually tying? Nuit de Tokyo: I was tying based on the photos I was seeing. But, using photo books or videos is not as good as learning directly from a Sensei, firstly because there are things that cannot be transmitted by video (rope tension is one, but there are others) and secondly, because only a Sensei will be able to tell [...]
Tue, Sep 01, 2015
Source: Kinbaku Today
Minomura and Nureki disucss one of his most influential art pieces
Minomura and Nureki disucss one of his most influential art pieces Anyone who follows the history of kinbaku will know the name Minomura Kou. Whether known by his artist name, Kita Reiko, or a number of other moniker's his influence was felt in every aspect of kinbaku in the 1950s and 1960s. Starting with his work at Kitan Club, where he helped transform the magazine into one of the earliest kinbaku publications, to his work with Uramado and Fuzoku Soushi, to countless other periodicals, Minomura was an accomplished artist, editor, writer, and bakushi. Minomura was also the bakushi to first produce photo books in Japan featuring kinbaku. His book, Beautifully Bound, also known as “the black book” and his 1952 collection of drawings, stand as two of the most sought after and valuable works for collectors of kinbaku books and art. In 1989, Yukimura Haruki directed a film, released by Cinemagic called Jouen – The world of Minomura Kou. In this film, Minomura reflects in a 40 year career in SM and kinbaku and is celebrated by many of the legends of that world, including Nureki Chimuo, Oniroku Dan, Muku Yoji, Arisue Go, and Tetsuro Sakuragi. Perhaps most interestingly, we get to see Minomura himself tie and interact with the women he has bound, reflecting his playful nature and skill with rope. Below are a handful of images from the film Jouen. The post Minomura Kou: Legendary Bakushi appeared first on Kinbaku Today. [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Source: Kinbaku Today
Minomura and Nureki disucss one of his most influential art pieces
Minomura and Nureki disucss one of his most influential art pieces Anyone who follows the history of kinbaku will know the name Minomura Kou. Whether known by his artist name, Kita Reiko, or a number of other moniker's his influence was felt in every aspect of kinbaku in the 1950s and 1960s. Starting with his work at Kitan Club, where he helped transform the magazine into one of the earliest kinbaku publications, to his work with Uramado and Fuzoku Soushi, to countless other periodicals, Minomura was an accomplished artist, editor, writer, and bakushi. Minomura was also the bakushi to first produce photo books in Japan featuring kinbaku. His book, Beautifully Bound, also known as “the black book” and his 1952 collection of drawings, stand as two of the most sought after and valuable works for collectors of kinbaku books and art. In 1989, Yukimura Haruki directed a film, released by Cinemagic called Jouen – The world of Minomura Kou. In this film, Minomura reflects in a 40 year career in SM and kinbaku and is celebrated by many of the legends of that world, including Nureki Chimuo, Oniroku Dan, Muku Yoji, Arisue Go, and Tetsuro Sakuragi. Perhaps most interestingly, we get to see Minomura himself tie and interact with the women he has bound, reflecting his playful nature and skill with rope. Below are a handful of images from the film Jouen. The post Minomura Kou: Legendary Bakushi appeared first on Kinbaku Today. [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Source: Kinbaku Today
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I just had the following in my inbox telling me that some customers might have had their card declined in the past 24 hours in my on-line store, ESINEM-Rope. Anyway, the good news is that all is well now: The post Card payment glitch on ESINEM-Rope.com resolved appeared first on ESINEM . [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015
Source: Esinem
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Bakushi's Den 2: Hajime Kinoko In the second installment of the Bakushi's Den series, director Yukimura Haruki works with Hajime Kinoko and model Sumire. A great collection of traditional ties. Video Available Here Gallery: The post Gallery: Bakushi's Den 2: Hajime Kinoko appeared first on Kinbaku Today. [...]
Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Source: Kinbaku Today