Muku, Maeda, Oki and Kasama: 愛縄物語 (Ai-nawa Stories)

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Ai-nawa Stories: 愛縄物語            

This softcover book, printed on rather cheap paper, collects the work of four artists under the headline ”Eros Painters of the Showa Age”: Muku Youji, Maeda Juan, Oki Shoji and Kasama Shiro. In addition to some classic Muku-drawings, you also get some of his cartoons / manga. Each artist is also presented with a short biography and a portrait.

ISBN-13: 978-4434076688

Publisher: マガジン・ファイブ, 2006

Shima Shikou: Nekketsu nyotai chokyo 3

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Shima Shikou: Nekketsu nyotai chokyo 3

This publication features the work of Shima Shikou, who is very often himself also visible in the images. Famous for his ”hard style” SM, Shima Shikou was one of the first to introduce needle play in Japan – pictures of this are also included. Lots of outdoor images and a long interview. Some colour, but most black and white photo.

Publisher: Million Mook, 2006

No ISBN.

Randa Mai: Kinbaku rannyo

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Randa Mai: Kinbaku rannyo

A beautiful rope-focussed book in a somewhat glamorous style, including some essays. Less SM play than what at least I associate with Randa. Featuring also some examples of the art of tying persons to objects.

Photo: Tokura Hajime and Tokura Kumi

Model: Terui Misa

Publisher: Michio Sakamoto, 2003

No ISBN.

From the Osada Steve donation.

Oda Hisashi: Kinbaku-jutsu for inducing shame and submission

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Oda Hisashi: 羞恥と被虐の緊縛術 (Kinbaku-jutsu for inducing shame and submission)

A tutorial book and DVD by Oda Hisashi. Includes also an interview, and some images of SM play. You can read more about Oda Hisashi, and his relations with Osada Eikichi and Osada Steve, here: http://www.tokyobound.com/blog/?p=359

The DVD starts with an unconventional arms-in-front tie, and moves on to a few quick-release neckties. Includes some suspension technique.

Publisher: Sanwa Mook, 2007

ISBN: 978-4-7769-0217-1

From the Osada Steve donation.

Marai Masato: 燐花―友崎りん処女 SM写真集

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Large format full colour photo-book, beautifully photographed by Sugiura Norio. Many pictures with school-uniforms, a few with rice rope, and the last ones showing some less known aspects of Japanese fishing-culture…

Rope: Marai Masato

Photo: Sugiura Norio

Publisher: Sanwa Mook, 2003

ISBN 4-7769-0007-6

See also my earlier posts on Marai Masato: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/?s=Marai+Masato&submit=Sök

From the Osada Steve donation.

Yasuji Watanabe and Atasushi Sakai: Phantôme Japonais

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Yasuji Watanabe and Atasushi Sakai: Phantôme Japonais

This beautifully hardbound book is a piece of art in itself. It contains images and texts earlier published in the Japanese magazine SM Sniper (1997–2003) under the headline ”Shashin hyakumonogatari”. The texts (in French) are somewhat lyrical short stories with powerful, sometimes mythological, themes, illustrated with the scenes in the images. The photos are originally in black and white, but have been coloured in afterwards.

ISBN 978-2-35348-052-4

Publisher: Le Lezard Noir, 2014

See also some earlier posts involving Yasuji Watanabe: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/?s=yasuji+watanabe&submit=Sök

S&M Sniper, february issue, 2007

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S&M Sniper, february issue, 2007

The magazine S&M Sniper (S&Mスナイパー) was published 1979–2009. It had a varied content, with a lot of advertisments. Among it’s features was Araki Nobuyoshi’s recurring photo-section ”Tokyo Kinbaku”. This particular issue made it to the blog because of its supplementary DVD, entitled ”Bondage Master Quintet”, featuring no less than Osada Steve, Miura Takumi, Kazami Ranki, Mira Kurumi (”MiracleEmi”) and Shima Shikou. The section with Miura Takumi shows a blend of shorter snippets from the (outstanding) 4-dvd series he did in close collaboration with Akechi Denki, as well as snippets from an earlier live-DVD. The section with Osada Steve has the English headine ”A foreigner is attractive – pure rope breaking!”, and shows some intense tying with the model Kazuki.

Trevor Brown: ”Minomushi”

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Trevor Brown ”Minomushi”
Silkscreen printed book in very large format, 28 suspension images.
Limited Edition of 199 copies. This is number 31.
Signed by Trevor Brown.
Publisher: Jinx, 2000

In 1993, as he moved to Japan, Trevor Brown visited several Kinbiken-meetings. He wrote about this, and a meeting in 1997, on his blog in a text that gives an interesting view: http://web.archive.org/web/20050312124436/http://www.pileup.com/babyart/kinbiken.htm

Trevor Brown kindly wrote me and added the following information: ”these images mostly copied from old Sanwa books compilations – so rope artist unknown – but almost certainly Nureki-sensei in many cases”. He also provided a link to an interview he did in the 1990s with Masami Akita, also dealing with Kinbiken: http://web.archive.org/web/19970625171403/http://www.tb-art.com/tb-art/html/archive/merzbow_interview.htm

A text by Masami Akita dealing with the history of bondage in Japan can be found online in two parts, here (1): http://www.bondageproject.com/public/history_e1.htm  And here (2): http://www.bondageproject.com/public/history_e2.htm

The section at the end of part (2) deals with Kinbiken, just scroll down.