The Art of Fantasy: Yamada Akihiro (山田彬弘)

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One of the mainstays of Japanese SM magazines in the 1960s and 1970s was fantasy fiction.  Because printing photos was expensive and required high...

Junko Mabuki: Japan’s Second Queen of SM

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Those who follow the history of SM in Japanese popular culture are undoubtedly aware of the legendary Roman Porno actress Naomi Tani.  Roman Porno...
Yoshitoshi: Policeman Rescuing a Young Woman from Being Drowned by Her Brothers Kinbaku Today 3

Yoshitoshi: Policeman Rescuing a Young Woman from Being Drowned by Her Brothers

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Policeman Rescuing a Young Woman from Being Drowned by Her Brothers, Who Were Offended by Her Delinquent Behavior Notable for both the use of rope...
Kise Sahara: The first SM model in Japan? Kinbaku Today 5

Kise Sahara: The first SM model in Japan?

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If Seiu Ito was the first Kinbakushi in Japan, Kise Sahara could be the first SM model in Japan.
What's In a Name:  Kinbaku and Shibari Kinbaku Today

What’s In a Name: Kinbaku and Shibari

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The difference between shibari and kinbaku can be examined and explained in many different ways, but one which I rarely see is etymology. What people...
Uramado:  West Meets East in Fetish Art Kinbaku Today 1

Uramado: West Meets East in Fetish Art

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Exploring the connection between kinbaku and western fetish art
America's First Japanese Bakushi Kinbaku Today 5

America’s First Japanese Bakushi

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Back in 1995, Takeshi Nagaike visted America and his work left a lasting impact

Sun & Moon (June 1977): Bamboo Torture Images

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While many readers may be familiar with the SM better known SM magazines in Japan, such as Kitan Club and Uramado, one smaller magazine, Sun & Moon,...

Learning from the Past: Showa Era Rope and the Future of Kinbaku

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Lately I have been reviewing a lot of older style rope, primarily focused on Nureki Chimuo's instructional videos from Fuji Planning.  I am really...

Punishment of a Beautiful Woman, Kitan Club, June 1952

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責められる女の美
Ozuma's Secret Art Book Kinbaku Today 4

Ozuma’s Secret Art Book

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Ozuma's art which was never shared until 2009

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...