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/

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.

 

 

 

Kinbiken communications (1991, no. 8)

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Kinbiken communications (1991, no. 8)

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Kinbiken communications
別冊緊美研通信
1991, nr 8
Rope: Nureki Chimuo

Photo: Akio Fuji, Youri Sunohara, and others

Collaboration: Masami Akita

Mainly a catalogue over Kinbiken-video clips, low quality print, but some high quality kinbaku-photos
(Very different from this entry:
https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/nureki-chimou-and-naka-akira-kinbiken-communications/ )