Video Series: Kawakami Yuu (SM Sniper)

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SM Sniper has released a series of four videos all featuring model Kawakami Yuu tied by top Japanese rope masters, inlcuding Akira Naka, Yukimura...

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...

Interview with Yoi Yoshida

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Yoi Yoshida san was my first real contact into the world of Japanese Kinbaku and I was lucky enough to be invited to her Onawa...
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The Eroticization of Suffering (Updated)

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Red Sabbath explains how she eroticizes the experience of semenawa.

Happy Birthday Kinbaku Today!

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Kinbaku Today is now 3 years old.  Since our launch, Kinbaku Today has been visited by more then 150,000 people who have looked at...

Kinbaku – An Evolving Era – Part 1

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

Sharing a Legacy: Sugiura Norio and Showa Era Kinbaku

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My personal interest in kinbaku began decades ago, downloading pictures on my computer before there was an Internet.  Every month or so, I would...

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...

Kotobazeme

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As with all things Japanese, translating the meaning of a word into a western language is fraught with difficulty. Take the word aoi as...

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...
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The Magic Triangle or the art of aesthetically staged devotion

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Japanese rope bondage or shibari consists of more than a rope artist and his model - in its most beautiful form it expresses devotion...
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The Bonds of Kinbaku: Urado Hiroshi’s Legacy

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This month Chikuma Shobo published Bakushi: Scenes from Nikkatsu's Roman Porno SM Dramas, the biography of legendary movie rigger Urado Hiroshi.  Urado Hirsohi has a very...