Kei Shimoto: Action Book No. 2 (1981)

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This small book I found quite entertaining. It was published in a series of ”action books” in 1981. The author goes out to visit a number of SM-related clubs and events. Each of the different venues and organizers gets a few pages of description, the address and phone number is given – and lots photos (some featuring the author himself involved in SM play).

Represented are for example the GSG Project, SAMM, RA-project etc – in other words groups and sites for an underground SM culture with a keen interest in ”performance” and aspects of an avantgarde aesthetics during the early 1980s. As is made clear for example in this interview, it is also a context from which which Akechi Denki emerges as a performer.

Lots of names could be mentioned, but here let me point to the following three, all involved with GSG Planning: Sakurada Denjiro, Shuji Onizawa and Osada Eikichi.

In an interview with Ugo of SMpedia in 2014 (whom I understand has done a lot of reasearch on this), Denjiro Sakurada said that Akechi Denki’s name took [伝], the first part of the name ”Denki” [伝鬼] from Denjiro [伝次郎] and the second part [鬼] from Onizawa Shuji [鬼沢修二]. Osada Eikichi is a central figure on the performance-scene in these years, as can be seen on some of the photos in this publication (see the last series of five pictures in black and white below).

I like to think it offers a kind of snapshot of a period in time, with a distinct flavour.

Title: 体験SM術 一歩踏み込めば倒錯の世界!! マンションSMのすべて

Author:  島本慶

Publisher: 白夜書房 (1981)

Series: アクション・ブックステクニックシリーズNo.2

No ISBN

 

Read more on SMpedia:

Akechi Denki: http://smpedia.com/index.php?title=明智伝鬼

GSG Planning: http://smpedia.com/index.php?title=GSG企画

SAMM: http://smpedia.com/index.php?title=SAMM

OSADA EIKICHI and SAMM: http://smpedia.com/index.php?title=花真衣とSAMMと長田英吉

(and, of course, much much more on the same website)

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Osada Eikichi: ”My SM itinerary”, in SM Mania No. 8–12 (1996)

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Osada Eikichi: ”My SM itinerary”, in SM Mania No. 8–12, 1996

In 1996, the magazine SMマニア published a series of articles about Osada Eikichi’s life of SM, illustrated with photos in black and white.

I have made an earlier post about issue No. 10 here:

https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/osada-eikichi-in-sm-mania-1996/

Osada Eikichi: Secrets of Kinbaku (1978)

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Osada Eikichi: 緊縛秘戯  [Secrets of Kinbaku] (1978)

Publisher: Edo Productions

No ISBN

This rare publication documents the activities of the ”Osada Seminar” from the late 1970s.

32 pages long, it contains photos (both in color and in black & white), a tutorial, and a short text inviting the reader to be a member, describing the activities of the Osada Seminar as regularly doing ”SM theatre”.

Osada Eikichi: Kinbaku tutorials in SM Spirit Magazine 1993

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Osada Eikichi: Kinbaku tutorials in SM Spirit Magazine 1993

In 1993, Osada Eikichi published photo-tutorials for seven ties in seven consecutive issues of the magazine SM Spirit [SMスピリッツ ] – number 4–10.

I made an earlier post about issue 6, 7 and 8 here: https://kinbakubooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/osada-eikichi-kinbaku-tutorials-in-sm-spirit-magazine-1993/

Now, I have been able to find the missing issues: 4, 5, 9 and 10. The example posted here is from issue 5.

I take the opportunity to mention here also a very rare tutorial DVD by Osada Kazumi (長田一美) from 2004, entitled M女が語る 女性に好かれる縛り方, published by ”Osada Seminar”, that I was able to procure from her personally at a brief meeting during a recent visit in Tokyo.

Also, if you havent already, please listen to the Kinbakunomicon podcast with a reading of a roundtable conversation after Osada Eikichi’s passing, published in SM Sniper. Participants in the conversation: Osada Kazumi, Osada Steve, Saotome Hiromi and Miki Mori:

http://kinbakunomicon.libsyn.com/07-the-wind-beneath-my-rings

Here is a post with scans of the SM Sniper article, including some photos, on Osada Steve’s blog: http://www.tokyobound.com/blog/?p=520

 

Osada Eikichi in ”The Garden of Kinbaku” (1980)

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Osada Eikichi : 緊縛の園 (Kinbaku No En, ”The Garden of Kinbaku”) (1980)

This special issue of SMファンタジア(SM Fantasia) from december 1980, is called 緊縛の園, the ”Garden of Kinbaku”

Judging from a glimpse of the bakushi in a few of the images, at least one of the sections features the rope-work of Osada Eikichi. All the images in this blog-post are from that section.

From the Osada Steve donation.

Osada Eikichi in SM Mania (1996)

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Osada Eikichi in SMマニア

SMマニア (SM Mania) was a Pocket-sized magazine, containing mainly text and adds, but also some illustration and kinbaku-photos.

This issue (no 10 1996) contains some some smaller images with rope by Akechi Denki, and a glossy section with rope by Yukimura Haruki. For the blog, however, I have chosen images from a longer section with rope by Osada Eikichi.

From the Osada Steve donation.

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