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Announcement: Discovering Kinbaku

In 2006, I took my first trip to Tokyo as well as my first lesson in kinbaku, the Japanese art of erotic rope bondage....


Rope Flix Redesigned!

Three years ago, we launched Rope Flix to bring streaming Japanese rope bondage videos to a Western audience. To say it has been...

The Colors of Iroha (いろはのいろ)

A new book of photos by Erisa Sota (well known photographer in Japan, frequently seen at Naka Akira's workshops, events, and nawa kai)...

Announcement: TEN

TEN is a collection of images over the past 10 years of our photographic journey and rope evolution in this beautiful book.  It has been...

New Film Features Japanese Female Bakushi

A new film by French director Jean-Armand Bougrelle, Bound, will focus on the emergence of female bakushi within the Japanese SM scene. The documentary focuses...

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Kinbaku – An Evolving Era – Part 1

TODAY CHRISTMAS DEBATE The COVID crisis has given us all pause for thought. Seeing how Kinbaku has evolved, is a new era appearing on...

Signs of Shame: Understanding Japanese Bondage Images

If you watch Japanese bondage videos, or have ever flipped through old Japanese SM magazines such as Kitan Club or Sun and Moon, you've...

Aibunawa and Semenawa: Pleasure and Endurance

A lesson from sensei Not long before Yukimura sensei passed away I was lucky to be able to spend some time with him in...
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The Eroticization of Suffering (Updated)

Red Sabbath explains how she eroticizes the experience of semenawa.

Ibarako: Tying Men

This video is more than a simple “how to tie.” It will teach you how to create amazing rope scenes for you and your partner to enjoy.

Sugiura Norio: Celebrating 45 Years in Bondage Photography

recently marked his nearly half-century in bondage photography with a large-scale retrospective in Tokyo and publication of a deluxe book of his...
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The evocative power of Hashira Shibari

Red Sabbath explore the power of hashira shibari
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Namio Harukawa: SM Kitan 1975

A look at a classic illustrator's early work