Kazami Ranki & Bingo Shigonawa: ”Now I can do it! Illustrated Shibari tutorial 2”

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Kazami Ranki and Bingo Shigonawa: Now I can do it! Illustrated Shibari tutorial 2

いますぐデキる! 図説縛り方マニュアル (2015) and いますぐデキる! 図説縛り方マニュアル2 (2016)

These tutorial books, without photos but with detailed pencil illustrations and text instructions, are quite interesting. I have no information about who were involved in part 1, but part 2 was produced under the supervision of no less than Kazami Ranki and Bingo Shigonawa. All images above are from part 2.

And it is rich in content! Some basics, a gote and some leg ties from Bingo Shigonawa, and from Kazami a full three rope gote, a sturdy hip-harness, as well as several instructions for suspensions. As I recently attended a four-day intensive workshop with Kazami-san in London, it was a delight to find that the ties included here were fully up to date.

Probably due to the lack of photos, this book has not been adult rated and so is easy to get hold of also outside of Japan.

(No 1) ISBN-13: 978-4776913269

(No 2) ISBN-13: 978-4776916048

Publisher: Sanwa

Kinoko, Hourai & Naka: Kinbaku Kitan

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Kinoko, Hourai & Naka:  緊縛綺譚 (Kinbaku Kitan)

It is rare to find such a concentration of quality in one single publication as is the case here.

Master Kinbaku photographer Sugiura Norio has put together photos from multiple shootings with Kinoko, Hourai and Naka. Pictures capturing something like 20 models doing outstanding work is included.

Biographies of the photographer and the three bakushi are included, as well as individual picture bylines crediting the models, in English as well as Japanese. (Although in a poetic and enigmatic moment, the English bio of Hourai ends with the note: ”Text not translated from the Japanese version of Hourai’s profile above”.)

A4-size, soft-cover, 98 pages, full colour.

Photo: Sugiura Norio

ISBN 978-4-7769-1589-8

Publisher: Sanwa, 2016

Kinoko Hajime: Ichi-go Ichi-e

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Kinoko Hajime: Ichi-go Ichi-e (一期一会)

This amazing ”photo-essay-book” celebrates Kinoko’s 10th anniversary as a rope-artist. And what a decade it has been!

Both a retrospective, and packed with recent works, it features a lot of photos (all in color) – including some exploring the art of flower-arrangements, using the human body as the ”stem” . But, for an english-speaking audience, perhaps the biggest treat is that the whole book is bi-lingual. Kinoko comments on most of the photos, there is a long interview and reflections on his plural styles.

Excerpt from the preface:

”It has been 10 years since I began calling myself ‘Kinoko Hajime’. ‘Ichigo Ichie’ (a Japanese four letter idiom translated as ‘never again’ or ‘once in a lifetime’) is the title of the book, but Kinbaku is also ‘Ichigo Ichie’; you cannot tie the same more than once. The partner you are facing is different each time, and even if you were tying the same partner, you and their feelings will change every day, and the meaning behind the tie will transform as well…”

ISBN: 978-4-7769-1571-3

Publisher: Sanwa, 2016

Translation: Emi

Naka, Yukimura, Kinoko, Kai and Marai: Kawakami Yuu Kinbaku Shashin-shuu

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Naka, Yukimura, Kinoko, Kai and Marai tying Kawakami Yuu

川上ゆう緊縛写真集 (Kawakami Yuu Kinbaku Shashin-shuu)

Here is a glossy picture-book with Kawakami Yuu, tied in the different styles of Naka Akira, Yukimura Haruki, Kinoko Hajime, Kai and Marai Masato.

For details, see my earlier post here:

https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/sm-sniper-spring-2016-naka-kinoko-yukimura-kai-and-marai-tying-kawakami-yuu/

ISBN: 978-4-8130-7458-8

Publisher: Taiyohtosho, 2016

Naka Akira and Sugiura Norio

 

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Naka Akira and Sugiura Norio

This series of glossy-print Photo-books in A4-format feature Sugiura Norio’s masterful photography of Kinbaku scenes. Rope-work is generally by Naka Akira. Each book comes with a full length DVD from the photo-shoots, sometimes documenting both the process of tying and the process of photography and posing.

悦虐の華 (2013 Jan)
ISBN 978-4-7769-0926-2

艶縄の餐宴 (2013 Nov)
ISBN 978-4-7769-1080-0

衣摺れの縄音 (2014 March)
ISBN 978-4-7769-1124-1

濃艶な縄人形 (2014 Aug)
ISBN 978-4-7769-1199-9

恥辱の館 (2015 Jan)
ISBN 978-4-7769-1271-2

Publisher: Sanwa

See an earlier post here about a publication in the same series:
https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/osada-steve-and-naka-akira-縄の檻-nawa-no-ori-the-rope-cage/

Nao Nagasawa, Hajime Kinoko and Norio Sugiura: 極私的緊縛野史 nao

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Nao Nagasawa, Hajime Kinoko and Norio Sugiura: 極私的緊縛野史 nao

Gokushiteki Kinbaku yashi nao

This beautiful publication is a collaboration between master photographer Sugiura Norio (born 1942), the outstanding model Nao Nagasawa (born 1967), and multitalented nawashi Kinoko Hajime (born 1977).

In addition to the B5-size booklet with high quality photos, it contains a full DVD where you can see the interaction of the whole team (including Hourai Kasumi). The first 50 copies comes with an additional ”behind the scenes” DVD with comments.

See also an earlier post here: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/hourai-kasumi-naka-akira-sugiura-norio-極私的緊縛野史-蓬莱かすみ/ 

 

 

 

 

S&M Sniper Spring 2016: Naka, Yukimura, Kinoko, Kai and Marai tying Kawakami Yuu

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S&M Sniper Spring 2016: Naka, Yukimura, Kinoko, Kai and Marai tying Kawakami Yuu

The magazine S&Mスナイパー has been around, in different forms, since 1979. It ceased publication in 2009, returning for a while as ”Web Sniper”, a site still worth visiting (it also has a search-funtion): http://sniper.jp

This spring, the magazine was resurrected in printed form, with the nawashi Marai Masato as its editor. The first issue is focussed on the famous model Kawakami Yuu, mainly containing images from a recent series of DVDs (also released by SM-Sniper). It is really a high quality collection, showing the same person being tied in the different styles of Naka Akira, Yukimura Haruki, Kinoko Hajime, Kai and Marai Masato. The issue comes with an accompanying DVD, with shorter clips from this series.

So, while the issue might be viewed as mainly a ”re-packaging” of material already released it would be equally true to say that it is an antology of the most interesting kinbaku-material handled by the publisher SM Sniper.

The DVD ends with a comprehensive list of movies with Kawakami Yuu that is so long, it leaves me in shock – literally hundreds of titles.

Again, I try to keep printed material as the focus of the blog, but at times I sneak some information in about DVDs in my collection, as they are related to the book or magazine in question.

Naka Akira x Yuu Kawakami: Kinbaku 1: 川上ゆう×奈加あきら~緊縛~1 (TNH-03)

Yukimura Haruki x Yuu Kawakami: Kinbaku 2: 川上ゆうx雪村春樹 ~緊縛~2 (TNH-04)

Kinoko Hajime x Yuu Kawakami: Kinbaku 3: 川上ゆう×一鬼のこ~緊縛~3 (TNH-05)

Kai x Yuu Kawakami: Kinbaku 4: 川上ゆう×魁~緊縛~4 (TNH-06)

Marai Masato x Yuu Kawakami: Kinbaku 7: 川上ゆう×麻来雅人~ 緊縛~7 (TNH-10)

(The DVDs number 5 and 6 features Naka tying two other models, so I don’t include them in this post focussed on the Yuu Kawakami-issue of S&M Sniper. )

 

 

Hourai Kasumi, Naka Akira, Sugiura Norio: 極私的緊縛野史 蓬莱かすみ

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Hourai Kasumi, Naka Akira, Sugiura Norio: 極私的緊縛野史 蓬莱かすみ  /  Gokushiteki Kinbaku yashi   Kasumi Hourai

This is an extraordinary publication. A collaboration between master photographer Sugiura Norio (born 1942), nawashi Naka Akira (born 1959) and nawashi Hourai Kasumi (born 1980).

I do not know of any other Japanese kinbaku-publication where a person switches, and acts both in the role of tying and in the role of being tied.

It has three elements:

* A booklet with fantastic photos by Sugiura, of Hourai tied by Naka.

* A DVD with Hourai tying  御前珠里, directed by Sugiura

* A DVD with Naka tying Hourai, directed by Sugiura

This limited edition came with an additional collector’s photo, signed by Sugiura Norio.

Hourai Kasumi in SM Mania 2010 and 2015 – and DVDs

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Hourai Kasumi in SM Mania 2010 and 2015 – and DVDs

As far as I know, there is still no full photo-book with Hourai Kasumi’s work. (But see the next post, about her collaboration with Sugiura Norio and Naka Akira.)

Here are images from two issues of Mania Club [マニア倶楽部], Vol. 18, 2010 and Vol. 49, 2015.

The issue from 2015 was presented to me and my partner as a gift from Nao Nagasawa (who is the person tied in the images), after she and Hourai had been visiting us in Stockholm Sweden. The images were taken during the shooting of a DVD.

Please also read my interview with Kasumi here:

http://www.kinbakutoday.com/interview-hourai-kasumi/

Also worth a read, Yuki Sakurai interviewed Nao Nagasawa here:

http://www.kinbakutoday.com/nao-nagasawa-interview/

I include – again deviating somewhat from the format of the KinbakuBooks blog – a reference to DVDs by Hourai in my collection so far:

First movie, with the motto (in English): ”The Beauty of Shibari exceeds Eros”:

女流緊縛師・蓬莱かすみの耽美の世界」 相・慕・縄 (2012)

Two DVDs with US Models:

蓬莱かすみ耽美の世界 縄の絆 羅府編 第一章 (2013)

蓬莱かすみ耽美の世界 縄の絆 羅府編 第二章 (2013)

A series of three movies, the last one with the caption (in English) ”Hourai has been a professional female bondage artist for sixteen years. Trained by Denki Akechi and Hajime Kinoko, Hourai aims to transmit the Japanese beauty and spirit of her kinbaku to the world.”

vol. 1: 蓬莱かすみの世界 和とみやびの緊縛館 (2014) (Models: 御前珠里 and Nao Nagasawa)

vol. 2: 蓬莱かすみの世界 和とみやびの緊縛館 -責め縄編 (2015) (Model: Nao Nagasawa)

vol. 3: 蓬莱かすみの世界 和とみやびの緊縛館 -エロ縄編 (2015)

 

 

Kyodo Miyabi: Gorgeous book of paintings 3

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Kyodo Miyabi: Gorgeous book of paintings 3

鏡堂みやび豪華画集 第三集

Publisher: Tokyo: Sanwa, 2016

A blue slipcase with a hardbound book of utmost quality, supplemented with two glossy colour-prints in an envelope. This is the third publication from Sanwa collecting the work of the artist Kyodo Miyabi. Partly a retrospective of earlier works, it also contains a large section with very strong new material.

As a collector of Kinbaku books, I am exposed to a lot of images – but I must say that Kyodo Miyabi’s works are unique in their power, sometimes quite demanding to watch.

The book opens with a Foreword by Master K, printed in both English and Japanese. You can read the full text on Master K:s website, here:

http://www.masterkclasses.com/MyabiKyodoAlbum3.html

See also two earlier posts on Kyodo Miyabi’s works here:

https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/category/miyabi-kyodo/