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

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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/

Kinoko Hajime: ナワナノ~七菜乃緊縛写真集~

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Kinoko Hajime: ナワナノ~七菜乃緊縛写真集~

Ropework AND Photography by Kinoko Hajime

Model: Nananano (ナワナノ)

Publisher: 三和出版

ISBN-13: 978-4776913856

This might qualify as Kinoko’s second photo-book. (See a post about the first one here: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/kinoko-hajime-紅天狗-red-tengu-2014/ )

The book has four sections – Red, Black, Yellow, Green – all with different atmospheres and settings. It also has dense poetic texts on the different colours and scenes.

Large format, high quality paper.

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Every now and again, I can’t help myself including some references to DVDs, although this somewhat breaks the self-imposed limitations for the format of this blog (and limitations are surely necessary to keep some kind of quality, as well as limiting the time and effort put down on it). Anyway, this time I include some quick notes on Kinoko’s video-output, as this is a field where it seems he is currently expanding. Of course, I can in no way do them justice with my scribblings, but mainly want to catalogue them here for future reference (and as usual, to make them easier to search for).

For a long time, the only DVD I knew of with Kinoko’s rope-work was the documentary ”Nawa-shi” (縄師) from 2008 (top left on the first image above). It is a quite generous movie with interviews with Kinoko and some of the models, clips from shows, tutorials of some ties, and scenes from the club and other social contexts. (Directed by 広瀬陽, ASIN: B001EXGYJ8)

Since this DVD, there has of course also been made some more recent documentaries, such as the widely seen one by VICE, still available on the Internet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNSXNCaTYl0

In the Fall of 2014, Kinoko released the luxuriously set ”Kinbaku3” (緊縛3), where he ties the famous model Kawakami Yuu. The number 3 indicates that the DVD is part of a series (in ”Kinbaku 1”, Kawakami Yuu is tied by Naka Akira, and in ”Kinbaku 2”, she is tied by Yukimura Haruki). This DVD has been said to represent a public welcoming of sorts of Kinoko to the Kinbaku adult video-scene by putting him side by side with two older masters. I found it very interesting to observe how Kinoko’s tying here contains some clear influences of Yukimura’s and Naka’s (and indirectly Nureki’s, one could argue) styles, but at the same time keeps a very distinct identity in his subjectivity as a bakushi, with his dance-like awareness of his own movements, and the grace of his hands. (Sometimes the power and clarity of his touch makes me remember I read somewhere that Kinoko has training as a chiropractor). (Code: TNH-05)

In Spring 2015, the DVD ”Bakushi-Den 2” (縛師伝 2) was released, with Kinoko tying the model Kumire. This was part of an other high-profile series, this time with Yukimura acting as Director of the movies. Yukimura has a clear presence as an influence on the style of tying (this is, in my view, a VERY sexy movie). Yukimura is also stepping into the movie frame in the last scene, as a kind of a ”making-of”. (The first in this series, ”Bakushi-Den 1” (縛師伝 1), also directed by Yukimura, featured Osada Steve as the bakushi, Iroha Shizuki as the model.) (Code: AKHO-112)

Now, the latest DVD-release by Kinoko, late sumer 2015, is called ”Insomnia” (インソムニア), and features the model Nananano (the same as in the new book mentioned above). Again in a somewhat luxurious and costumey-style, the different scenes use different dramatic locations, sometimes with clear nudges to scenes done on film by earlier masters, while in every case staying distinctly original. (Code: VAN-001)