Remembering Miura Takumi

passed away on November 1st, 2021 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was best known as one of the...


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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