Kinbaku – An Evolving Era – Part 3

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KINBAKU TODAY CHRISTMAS DEBATE This is the final part of the virtual discussion between Ugo san of SMpedia, Marc BeShibari and Sin. I’d like to...

Sugiura Norio: Celebrating 45 Years in Bondage Photography

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Sugiura Norio recently marked his nearly half-century in bondage photography with a large-scale retrospective in Tokyo and publication of a deluxe book of his...
The Eroticization of Suffering Kinbaku Today 2

The Eroticization of Suffering (Updated)

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Red Sabbath explains how she eroticizes the experience of semenawa.
The evocative power of Hashira Shibari Kinbaku Today 2

The evocative power of Hashira Shibari

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Red Sabbath explore the power of hashira shibari

Model Spotlight: Kawakami Yuu (川上ゆう)

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Kawakami Yuu, born March 3, 1982, is one of Japan's best known and most prolific kinbaku models and video stars.  Originally performing as Morino Shizuku (debuting...

Kinbaku – An Evolving Era – Part 2

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In the second part of the virtual discussion with Ugo san of SMpedia, Marc BeShibari and Sin, I asked them more about their perspectives...

Yukimura Ryū (雪村流)

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雪村流 Ryū. A noun used as a suffix to mean a fashion, a way, a style, manner, or an individual's school of thought. Sin: Meeting Haruki...

Kinbaku Vocabulary 101: Sitting Positions in Japanese

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If you are taking lessons in Japan or working with a Japanese model, it can be very helpful to know the Japanese words for...

Decompressing: Reflections after “Aesthetics in Kinbaku” Workshop with Norio Sugiura in Copenhagen

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We dived deep that weekend. Three days in a basement studying from a legend. Sugiura Sensei witnessed and greatly influenced modern Kinbaku over the last (almost)...

The Joy of Sarugutsuwa: An Appreciation of Traditional Japanese Gags

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Some ten or fifteen years ago, Tokyo-based writer and translator Alice Liddell spent an evening with an elderly but still spry aficionado of Japanese...

The Floor and the Darkness

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Recently I had the chance to go through a workshop completely dedicated only to floorwork and partials. I am used to doing Kinbaku classes...

Gallery: La Quarta Corda

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About La Quarta Corda Kinbaku is my passion: I teach, I perform and La quarta corda is my artistic project about Japanese bondage. My ropes are ...