Donation from Osada Steve

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Donation from Osada Steve

In the Fall of 2014, I received a letter from Osada Steve, in which he generously offered me a donation of Kinbaku-material.

He wrote: ”You have an amazing collection (…) I am in the process of cleaning up my office and keep digging up stuff that I didn’t know I had. (…) They are too good to disappear in the abyss, so I’m trying to find a good home for them. I also keep running into back issues of my little FetishJapan mag. I think if you have the complete collection they will be in much better hands than being scattered around here. If you like, I will keep sending these to you as they come up (…) Most of the ”books” are run-off-the-mill kinbaku porn that I have assembled over the past 30+ years, but there is a gem here and there that will complement your serious collection – I hope. (…) It is great that you collect, archive and share – it is a great service to the community. Please feel free to use any way you wish. I fully trust your judgment. (…) I hope there is something of value in it for your research endeavors.”

In the end, the donation was even greater than my expectations: Three large boxes full of books, magazines, movies on VHS and DVD, the FetishJapan mag, flyers – and more. All in all 45 kg of material.

My plan is to approach this material piecemeal, making individual posts for the different publications, marking them ”OS” to show their provenance. On the blog, I have so far only posted about printed material, excluding the DVDs etc in my collection. I will probably make some exceptions from this general principle when I begin present the material from these boxes the next few weeks.

For now, just let me say: Thank you Steve-san

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.

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.

Dirty Kudo: ”Ropemarks” (残縄画報) (1998)

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Dirty Kudo: ” 残縄画報” (Zan nawa gaho) (1998) and the DVD 『縄文式 / AYAKOの退院』(1998, on DVD 2001)

This photo-book with rope by Dirty Kudo, is focussed on rope-marks. Dirty Kudo has made innumerable videos as a bakushi, director and producer, but as far as I know, this is his only book.

Publisher: ワイズ出版

ISBN: 4-948735-84-1

As a principle, I don’t write about DVDs on the blog (only books and magazines), but in this case I would like to mention that as a kind of companion volume, Dirty Kudo also released a movie, ”Jomonshiki”, about the shooting of the book, together with a dramatic extra movie called ”Ayako’s release from the hospital”, feauturing a kind of ”medical play” using bandages for the bondage. Original movie in 1999, was released on DVD in 2006 (ASIN: B001D0609G). A follow-up movie, ”縄文式2” (Jomonshiki 2), featuring Saotome Hiromi, was made in 2001. This, however, I have not found released on DVD.

Yukimura Haruki: ”Kinbaku Sniper” (2014)

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Yukimura Haruki: ”Kinbaku Sniper” (2014)

Publisher: Taiyo Tosho, 2014 ISBN 978-488130-7123-5

In addition to photos from a number of intense sessions with different models, this book includes a DVD, as well as an interview with Yukimura, performed by one of the select few bakushi holding an instructor’s licence from Yukimura Ryu: Murasaki. You can have a peek at some of her work here: http://murasakiphoto.blog59.fc2.com And here on twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/murasakiphoto

Here is a list of instructors of Yukimura Ryu:

  1. Osada Steve (春嶺, Haru Mine) (2006)
  2. Yukinaga Max (2012)
  3. Nuit de Tokyo (春翔, Haru Kakeru)
  4. Master ”K” (春虎, Haru Tora) (2013)
  5. Zetsu (春豊, Haru Yutaka) (2013)
  6. Scott (春輝, Haru Teru) (2014)
  7. Hebari (春武, Haru Isamu) (2014)
  8. Harukumo Katsumi (春蜘, Haru Kumo) (2014)
  9. [”Unlucky number”, not in use]
  10. Murasaki (春晏, Haru Oso) (2014)
  11. Michael Ropeknight (2015)
  12. Princess Rose Eve (春宵, Haru Yoi) (2016)
  13. [not in use?]
  14. Ibarako (春繭, Haru Mayu) (2016)
  15. Davide La Greca (2016)

PS For your best chance of an updated list, go here: http://smpedia.com/index.php?title=雪村流

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

Yukimura Haruki: 緊縛の情愛 (2014)

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Yukimura Haruki: 緊縛の情愛 (”Affection of Kinbaku”) (2014)

A new Japanese photo-book by Yukimura Haruki, with a preface by Master ”K” (!). Includes a DVD, and a small 7-page tutorial at the end of the book.

You can read the preface in English at the home-page of LA Rope Dojo:

http://www.laropedojo.com/new-book-by-yukimura-sensei-preface-by-master-k/

Models: Nozomi Hazuki, Hinata Komine, Azusa Nagasawa, Kumi Shiromoto, Sayaka Honami, Sayuri Sena, and Natsuki Yokoyama.

ISBN: 978-4-7769-1214-9

Publisher: Sanwa Mook, 2014

Nureki Chimuo: Kinbiken communications 1

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Nureki Chimou: Kinbiken communications
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Nureki Chimuo: Kinbiken communications
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緊美研通信
Publisher: Million Mook
ISBN: 4-8130-0348-6
2000
Photo-book with CD-ROM

The CD-rom included in this book has 30 two-and-a-half-minute short snippets of scenes with Nureki tying. Low quality of the video, amazing quality of content.
The second volume has longer video-sequences, from the same kind of meetings, check it out here:
https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/nureki-chimou-and-naka-akira-kinbiken-communications/

Tsujimura Takashi: Special issue of SM KING (1973), Ishii Teruo movies, and a documentary from 1971

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Tsujimura Takashi: Special issue of SM KING (1973) and Ishii Teruo movies

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This special issue of SM KING has the title ”The World of Tsujimura Takashi”. The issue represents one of the few larger collections of his work, otherwise spread out in magazines. According to Nawapedia, it is also the first photographic work by Sugiura Norio ever to be published. (See: http://www.nawapedia.com/index.php?title=Norio_Sugiura)

Nawapedia writes: ”It would not be an exaggeration to say that Takashi Tsujimura established modern Kinbaku Art (…) Tsujimura acted as a kinbakushi for virtually the entire run of Kitan Club magazine…” (http://nawapedia.com/index.php?title=Takashi_Tsujimura)

I find it very interesting that in the mid 1950s, he wrote a series of articles about the expression of the face of the kinbaku-model.

In addition, it seems, Akechi Denki met him and learned from him during his formative years. (http://tokyobound.com/blog/?p=114)

In one of the photos I have included below, Tsujimura is appearing publicly as an expert on bondage on the TV-show ”11 PM” in 1968. Around the same time, he was also responsible for the rope-bondage in a couple of large format dramatic movies by the director Teruo Ishii. The English text on the cover of this 5 dvd-box promises a ”world full of orgy, torture, tattoo, true crime… and massacre by samurai sword!” You will not be disappointed. The edition posted here has no English subtitles, but you can find these as well (I got mine here: http://japaneiga.free.fr/contact-info.html).

Master K writes in ”The Beauty of Kinbaku” (p. 61) that Tsujimura was the first ”magazine bakushi”, as he tied the model Kawabata Tanako in the Kitan Club, May/June issue 1952. This same issue according to Tsujimura himself, contains the first uses of the terms ”kinbaku” and ”kinbaku model” in a magazine.

PS
There is also a rare chance to see Tsujimura tie live for about 15 minutes in the historically very interesting 1971 Japanese documentary movie ”The World of Sexual Perversion” (セックスドキュメント 性倒錯の世界), now available on DVD (ASIN: B0058TI63Q). Here is the cover: Tsujimura dvd docu

Nawa Yumio: ”Jitte Torinawa No Kenkyuu” (1964), and the dvd:s ”Onna Hankacho” I and II

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Nawa Yumio: ”Jitte Torinawa No Kenkyuu” (1964), and the dvd:s ”Onna Hankacho” I & II

Nawa Yumio: 十手捕縄の研究
”Jitte Torinawa No Kenkyuu” (1964)

This ”Study of the constables use of truncheon and rope” is mainly a textbook, with a few images, unfortunately (for the interests of this blog), mainly of truncheons… The very few images of hojo-rope, I have reproduced here.

Nawa Yumio, famous for his historically oriented books and articles documenting hojojutsu as well as Edo-era forms of punishment and torture, also wrote the script for two dramatic films on this theme: ”Onna Hankacho I–II, Edo gomon keibatsu” (1998), directed by Masaru Tsushima, with lots of content relevant for anyone interested in ”semenawa”.

おんな犯科帳~江戸拷問刑罰抄
Onna Hankacho ~ Edo gomon keibatsu
(Torture and Punishment in Edo, 1998)
ASIN: B00005F5W1

おんな犯科帳~江戸拷問刑罰抄
Onna Hankacho 2 ~ Edo gomon keibatsu
(Torture and Punishment in Edo, 1998)
ASIN: B00005F5W2