For those not familiar with the name Naka Akira, Naka sensei is considered one of the most accomplished of the younger professional bakushi (rope artists) currently working in Japan. Similar in stature to Mai Randa and Marai Masato, Naka Akira is also considered the only true deshi (disciple) of the great Nureki Chimuo. A master of traditional kinbaku techniques, he has worked for Art Video, Cinemagic and other well known video, film and book producers for many years. His exquisite DVD series "Nawaetsu" ("Rope Joy") is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful and intense series of kinbaku art studies to be produced in recent times.
As famous as his kinbaku is Naka sensei's full body tattoo, created by the master tattoo artist Horitoku. This beautiful piece of body art has made Naka Akira one of the most recognizable and famous bakushi in Japan today.