Author Archives: Zetsu Nawa

Yukimura Haruki: A Different Look

Of all the traditional rope artists, Yukimura Haruki was probably best known for his minimalist style. Specializing in one rope ties and using them to amazing erotic effect, Yukimura became the master of aibu no nawa, or the caressing style of rope. Earlier in his career, he experimented with a number of other approaches. Though […]

Haruyio (Himuro Eve): Yukimura Ryuu Video

This is the first video of a new series released by Van Associates, featuring the kinbaku of Yukimura’s students.  The title “Keisho Kinbaku” can be translated as “successor kinbaku” and demonstrates each bakushi’s understanding and application of Yukimura Haurki’s unique approach to shibari. Vol.1 focuses on Himuro Eve aka Haruyoi (春宵) and the director was […]

Yukimura Live

Yukimura Live (add to cart) Released in 2009, these video collect performances from Yukimura’s rope sessions.  These six videos are an incredible glimpse into Yukimura’s evolving style of rope.  The Yukimura Live sessions each have a name and focus: Heso (navel), haritsuke (crucifixion),yodare (drool),taieki (bodily fluids),kaikyaku (open legs), and shitanaburi (tongue torment). These videos are excellent resources for […]

Yukimura Haruki and Naka Akira

Nawa: Yukimura Haruki and Naka Akira One of the last video series that Yukimura Haruki directed was the exceptional Nawa group of videos.  This video is an amazing collaboration between Yukimura as director and Akira Naka as the featured bakushi.  In one sense, the styles of these two masters could not be more different, with […]

Live Shows at Japanese Bound!

Never had the chance to catch a live kinbaku show in Tokyo? Wish you’d been in the audience at historic performances “back in the day?” (Here, for example, is an ad for a 1996 show in which Randa Mai (left) and Akechi Denki (right) appeared together.) Well, we at Japanese Bound are scouring Japan for […]

Kinbaku Trivia

Kinbaku Trivia: Nureki Chimuo, who passed away in 2013, was much more than one of the great bakushi of the modern period. A man of many talents, he also wrote SM fiction under multiple pen names and illustrated many of the great SM magazines. He had plenty of vanilla interests too, and in his last […]