Japanese Crime & Punishment Museum, Meiji University

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A gallery featuring many of the exhibits from the Meiji University Crime and Punishment Museum. The museum features the collection of the late Nawa...

Punishment of a Beautiful Woman, Kitan Club, June 1952

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責められる女の美
Namio Harukawa:  SM Kitan 1975 Kinbaku Today 1

Namio Harukawa: SM Kitan 1975

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A look at a classic illustrator's early work

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...

Nikkatsu’s Mystery Bakushi

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One of Nikkatsu studio's most controversial films was the 1977 picture "Fairy in a Cage," written by the legendary Oniroku Dan and starring Naomi...
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...

The Art of Fuzoku Soushi (1954 vol 1)

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Published in 1953-1954, Fuzoku Soushi was the first magazine Minomura Kou edited after his departure from Kitan Club and his move from Osaka to Tokyo. The...
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

Kunisada: Urazato and Tokijiro

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This print depicts a dramatic kabuki scene of the young man Tokijiro on his way to rescue his lover, the Yoshiwara courtesan Urazato. The...

Kunisada, “Beating a Courtesan with a Cherry Branch” (1861)

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  "Beating a Courtesan with a Cherry Branch" (1861) Unusual kabuki scene of a samurai preparing to beat a bound courtesan with a flowering cherry branch....
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...
Tsuji Banzuke Kinbaku Today 3

Tsuji Banzuke

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Theatre poster and the Father of Kinbaku