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)...
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Yoji Muku: Part 1-Introduction

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An introduction to one of Japan's greatest SM artists.
Tokyo Sub Life with AkiEbi Kinbaku Today 1

Tokyo Sub Life with AkiEbi

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I’m Aki, an ordinary housewife but rope-slut living in Tokyo. I would like to offer you a sneak peek of my kinky kinbaku diary for your interest. Enjoy it!

Mobilization of the Plexus Brachialis Nerve Branch

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Information to aid Kinbaku models rapid communication of Takatekote chest harness problems The Brachial Plexus is a network of nerves with five roots in the...

Shibunawakai Tokyo

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This was my first ever Shibunawakai: a Nawakai rope-play gathering organized by Aotsuki Nagare san, Kazami Ranki san and Nawanojyoh san, usually held in...

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...

Kazami Ranki in Barcelona

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Literally, shibari means ‘to tie’ and refers to an ancient, aesthetic form of rope bondage that since the beginning of the twentieth century is...

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...

Nureki Chimuo: World of Rope (縄の世界)

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In 1989, CineMagic released Nureki Chimuo's first of eight videos in his landmark "World of Rope" series. Nureki was one of the true pioneer in...

Hojojutsu: Watatani Kiyoshi’s Zokuzoku Kobudō bunken-shū

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Published in 1975 as a guide the martial art of hojojutsu, this book contains a series of elaborate hojojutsu ties, as well as a...

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...

Remembering Yukimura Haruki (May 11, 1948-March 3, 2016)

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I met Yukimura sensei in 2010.  It was a brief meeting and I was a bit starstruck.  I left his apartment in Ebisu that...