Trans Body Bondage

Trans Body Bondage Japanese Bondage
The original book, limited to 1000 copies.

In 1998, Yukimura Haruki and Junko Takahasho published Transbody Bondage, one of the most beautiful and most artistic rope bondage books published in Japan.

The book was limited to 1000 copies, with 300 of those being a boxed set with VHS videos.

This year, the entire video from collaboration between Yukimura and Takahashi was discovered, digital remastered, and put together as a new video.

We are happy to be able to offer this video: Transbody Bondage at Japanese Bound.

The video is almost two hours in length and features a collection of truly spectacular ties done by Yukimura, reflecting some of his most artistic and dramatic work.

As Takahashi san described what captured her attention about rope bondage, she began to focus on the connection between Yukimura and his models:

As one views this rarely viewed sight, what comes to mind is the question of whether one can measure one’s own desires. However, rather than the depths of ones desires, it is the ability to control them, that shapes our appetites and sets up apart from one another. This being so, actions once thought of as unusual, under closer investigation, seem to have some kind of link with our desires.

When I began to think about things in this way, I began to see these bound women as symbols of something. I began to develop a strong interest between the connectivity between the women and the rope masters.

Junko Takahashi, Transbody Bondage

As important to her, however, was the way that rope was able to reflect our daily interactions, intimacy and love:

Trans Body Bondage Japanese Bondage
Boxed Set

In our daily lives, we come into contact with many different people in many different situations, and in an instant we are able to judge our distance, our position vis-a-vis the other. Our feeling about the other person shapes the way we deal with them and the more time we spend with them, the more we learn. Ultimately, we are either drawn closer or repelled away.

Love is no different.

What occurs in the S&M world is just an extension of this kind of human interaction. While shooting, this become obvious upon the changing expressions of the women’s faces. I found this fascinating. The binding, the anxiety from restricted movement, the expression of ecstasy and ultimately the untying of the rope left the slave languid, almost as if they had lost part of their soul.

Bondage is a dynamic, condensed interaction (typically between man and woman) and it is a real living performance.