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.

Naka Akira: 緊縛写真集 (Rope Artworks) (2014)

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Naka Akira: 緊縛写真集 (Rope Artworks) (2014)

This is a rich book. For a change, the photos of Naka’s rope work is not by Sugiura Norio (the only one except Nureki Chimuo that Naka calls ”sensei”), but by Erisa Sato. She has stated that she is interested in a ”relational” aspect of kinbaku – this is perhaps one of the reasons that the book contains quite a few images where not only the tied person is shown, but also the person tying. The bakushi emerges from the shadows… As friends of this blog might have noticed, whenever I have the chance I tend to choose such images wherever I can, but in the publications they are relatively rare.

In addition to the photos of sessions with a number of interesting models (including Gorgone and Iroha Shizuki), the book comes with a DVD. And to top that off, it also has an interview with Naka-san translated into quite readable English, with statements like the following: ”They say that a binding person is sadistic and a bound person is masochistic. When I bind someone however, I put myself into my partner’s position and care about their feeling. I have a feeling that I am not sadistic by nature. I think I am rather masochistic. In fact, I even think that is why I can do that way.”

Photo by Erisa Sato.

ISBN: 978-4-8130-7160-0

Publisher: Taiyo Tosho, 2014

PS For anyone who wants to read some other interviews with Naka San, there is a recent one in Spanish from his visit to Madrid here (including a short video):

http://www.elmundo.es/madrid/2014/11/15/54669d5bca4741ee698b457b.html

Also, there is a somewhat longer interview in Su Zume’s new book Pink Kinky: Japan’s Sex Underground (Kingyo, 2014, p. 109–119) – that also has smaller interviews with Kinoko (not quite up-to-date), Hiromi Saotome, and many others. Admittedly somewhat superficial, but gives a nice sneek peek into the night life of Tokyo.

Naka Akira: 責め縄絵巻 (2011)

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Naka Akira: 責め縄絵巻 (Semenawa Emaki) (2011)

This 240-page full colour-book shows photos from seven different sessions, previously released on DVD by Murusou Club. (Quite like this one, but in another format: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/akira-naka-kinbaku-net-vol-1/ ).

One session is together with Naka’s sensei, Nureki Chimuo. Another one is dedicated to Muku Youji – and indirectly maybe also to Nureki, as Nureki very often did the tying that Muku Youji made the images of. In this session, Naka and the model Saki Momoka then use these images as inspiration. Compare my earlier post on Muku Youji’s ”Cards” here: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/muku-youji-cards/

Preface by Masayuki Kotoh: ”as he kneels in front of the gods Eros and Thanatos, his Kinbaku emanates beauty. His art expresses a level of poetry which approaches the sublime when compared to those around him”.

Includes a DVD.

Models: Yu Kawakami, Maki Tomoda, Chisa Kirishima, Saki Momoka and Momo Shiroi

Publisher: サニー出版 (Sunny Publishing), 2011

Sanada Nobuyuki (Ed.): 日本緊縛師列伝 (Nihon kinbakushi retsuden) (2000)

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日本緊縛師列伝 (Nihon kinbakushi retsuden)

This book, edited by Sanada Nobuyuki, I found particularly interesting. It presents eight Japanese bakushi with a section of colour images of their work, and interviews: Nureki Chimuo, Akechi Denki, Shima Shikou, Hige, Marai Masato, Naka Akira, Randa Mai and Sayaka.

In addition, it has a few historical sections with black-and-white images by Itoh Seiu… and a couple of pages with images of Osada Eikichi at the Bondage bar in Shinjuku – probably taken at the same time as the images printed in the magazine in my previous blog-post (here: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/osada-eikichi-in-m女マニアcollector-1999/ )

ISBN 4-88356-767-2

Publisher: 三和ムック(Sanwa Mook), 2000

Kinbiken communications

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Kinbiken communications
別冊緊美研通信, issues 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
Rope: Nureki Chimuo

Photo:  Akio Fuji, Youri Sunohara, and others

A friend in Japan helped me get hold of a box of old issues of ”Kinbiken communications”. They contain mainly text and catalogues over Kinbiken-video clips with small photos in black and white – but many of the photos are fantastic, and all of the issues have some real gems inside. The later issues (with black covers, i.e. no 18 and 19) have a larger section of photos.

See an earlier post here: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/kinbiken-communications-1991-no-8/