Yoji Muku: Part 2-From Photo to Drawing

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It is always an interesting question to figure out how artists work. For Muku, it is not difficult to trace his primary influence. Muku's...

Visiting Bakuyukai

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Dark glasses can only hide so much.  To see Miura Takumi from a distance can be a bit intimidating.  Watching him tie, doubly so....

Japanese Rope: It Isn’t Always What We Think

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When people think of kinbaku, one of the first things they picture is the rope.  The tradition of using natural fiber rope, asanawa, dates...

Visiting Kinbiken: Remembering Nureki

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Part 1 of a 3 part series on Visiting Kinbiken.  I am grateful to Alice Liddell and Desi La for their help with translation...
SM Collector (SMコレクター): A New Life for an Old Title? Kinbaku Today 4

SM Collector (SMコレクター): A New Life for an Old Title?

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During the "Golden Age" of SM publication in Japan, there were countless magazines and periodicals that catered to rope bondage enthusiasts and "maniacs" who...

Kamui Jyubei san and the mystery of Matsui Kenji

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Walking with the SM kinbaku author Sakurai Yuki san from Sakuragichō-eki through Nogecho and over the Ōoka river in Yokohama, I had little idea...

The New Sex Police

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For the past five years, I have run websites that have provided Japanese rope bondage videos for streaming and for download. This month, I am...

Remembering Yukimura Sensei

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Today, March 3rd, is the fifth anniversary of the passing of Yukimura Haruki, a man I was proud to call my teacher and my...

Review: Nureki: Ayano and Tsubaki (O-121 and O-122)

Nureki Chimuo was one of the top kinbakushi during the Showa period and remained one of the most sought after rope artists in Japan...

Amatsunawa World Rope Bondage Report 2019

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A second annual online survey of 20 questions was to establish a limited reliability snapshot of, e.g. demographies, material usage, terminology, methods of learning, attitudes to tying...

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...

World Rope Bondage Report 2018

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The online survey was initiated by 天つ縄 AMATSUNAWA following a series of private conversations in which questions related to the growth of interest and...