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Interview: Akira Naka

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June 12-19 the LA Rope Dojo had the honor of hosting Akira Naka Sensei.  Even with a jam packed schedule, he found a few minutes to sit down with us and reflect on kinbaku, his history, and his feelings about the art.

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Zetsu is a member of Yukimura Haruki’s kinbaku school in Japan under the name Haru Yutaka. He has participated in workshops in Tokyo with Suguira Norio and has had his work exhibited in Tokyo at Gallery Shinjukuza, run by the legendary kinbaku photographer Kanno Kei. While in Japan, he has participated in several “satsueikai” photo shoots, photographing the rope work of Naka Akira and Yukimura Haruki. He is a member of The Monarchs in Los Angeles and runs the Los Angeles Rope Dojo, and the video sites for kinbaku at Japanese Bound and Rope Flix.