"The beauty and art of Kinbaku that was born in Japan has gradually been spreading around the globe. Regretfully, even though the Japanese have a responsibility to correctly present this art form to others, no Japanese has done this so far due to the language barrier. This might have been expected given the relatively 'closed' society of Japan.
However, it has often been the case that some foreign observers are more keenly aware of the best, most unique aspects of Japan's culture, and this is true of the world of Kinbaku. People overseas have begun to become interested … and Master “K” is the most notable and expert writer-researcher among them on this subject. It is especially remarkable that he has touched upon the very essence of Japan's culture in his excellent work and, by so doing, has provided the Japanese with a chance to get to know anew the historical background of their own art.
It is a great pleasure to realize that Kinbaku will be more appreciated worldwide thanks to people like Master “K.”
Arisue Go (Tokyo, Japan)"