Kinoko Hajime: Ichi-go Ichi-e

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Kinoko Hajime: Ichi-go Ichi-e (一期一会)

This amazing ”photo-essay-book” celebrates Kinoko’s 10th anniversary as a rope-artist. And what a decade it has been!

Both a retrospective, and packed with recent works, it features a lot of photos (all in color) – including some exploring the art of flower-arrangements, using the human body as the ”stem” . But, for an english-speaking audience, perhaps the biggest treat is that the whole book is bi-lingual. Kinoko comments on most of the photos, there is a long interview and reflections on his plural styles.

Excerpt from the preface:

”It has been 10 years since I began calling myself ‘Kinoko Hajime’. ‘Ichigo Ichie’ (a Japanese four letter idiom translated as ‘never again’ or ‘once in a lifetime’) is the title of the book, but Kinbaku is also ‘Ichigo Ichie’; you cannot tie the same more than once. The partner you are facing is different each time, and even if you were tying the same partner, you and their feelings will change every day, and the meaning behind the tie will transform as well…”

ISBN: 978-4-7769-1571-3

Publisher: Sanwa, 2016

Translation: Emi

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

 

Kanna tutorials in Mania Club (2003–2004)

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Kanna tutorials in マニア倶楽部 (Mania Club) 2003–2004

Already 13 years ago, in a number of issues of the SM-magazine マニア倶楽部, from April 2003 to January 2004, Kanna published some rope-tutorials. During a visit in Tokyo recently, I was able to get hold of issues 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12 (2003) and 1 (2004).

I take the opportunity to also mention some DVDs in my collection, with Kannas rope-work (depicted in the last image above):

邪縛 星崎アン (2011) (Attackers label, director: Denijiro Sakurada) (JBD-151)

凱旋帰国M女 VS 7人の責め師 蛇鬼 (2014) (Attackers two DVD-box, 400 minutes, featuring also, among others, Kazami Ranki and Naka Akira, all with the model ”Marika”) (SSPD-110)

醒めながら見る夢 (2014) (”The unfading dream we have”, Dramatic movie, written and directed by Hitonari Tsuji and Jinsei Tsuji) (ASIN: B00M1AGVKK)

D坂の殺人事件 (2015) (”Murder on D Street”, Dramatic movie, directed by Shoji Kubota, based on a short story by Edogawa Rampo) (ASIN: B00U2GZB88)

縄話 JYOWA (2015) (directed by Pedro Diniz Reiz and Daniel Costa Neves, also featuring Naka Akira, Yukimura Haruki, Urado Hiroshi and Kinoko Hajime, with their rope-partners) (JYO-001)

食い込み割れ目 真性のM女AMI×神凪 (2016) (TAD-005) More of a regular porn-movie, but with Kanna stepping in to do the ropework.

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/

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. )

 

 

Kenji Matsui: Suspensions

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Kenji Matsui: Suspensions (オール吊りの本, Oro tsuri no hon)

According to SMpedia, Kenji Matsui (1940–2013) was an ”amateur” nawashi, who’s work was sometimes published anonymously. He had some relations with, among others, Akechi Denki. Kenji in turn was an important influence for Kamui Jubei and the ”Mumonbaku”-style.

Kenji Matsui: http://smpedia.com/index.php?title=松井健二

Jubei Kamui: http://smpedia.com/index.php?title=神威十兵衛

Mumonbaku-videos on TouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/mumonbaku

Editor: Tetsuro Nakajima

Publisher: Sanwa, 1999

ISBN: 4-88356-710-9

PS Sin recently published an interview with Jubei Kamui, also addressing the ”mystery” of Kenji Matsuji”. It can be read here: http://www.kinbakutoday.com/kamui-jyubei-san-mystery-matsui-kenji/

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.