The Beauty of Kinbaku
Or everything you always wanted to know about Japanese erotic bondage when you suddenly realized that you didn't speak Japanese

(December, 2009)

To Master K, from Nureki Chimuo
The Beauty of Kinbaku

It is a wonderful, complete book. When I first saw the title, I felt immediately the author’s deep love of his subject. I too have wanted to write a history of kinbaku like this, but lacking the time and money, I never have done so. I have never before seen a volume that expresses both such love for rope and such an understanding of the fetishism of the female body.

If you come to Tokyo, I would definitely like to meet. I would like to spend plenty of time with you and demonstrate for you my rope techniques and practices. Really, you have done a splendid job of pulling everything together into an accurate, concise work. I am just so impressed. You have my deep respect and admiration.

Nureki Chimuo

Nureki Chimuo-
the greatest living bakushi in Japan and distinguished author
Review/comments translated from the Japanese
For those who might not know the name, Nureki Chimuo, at age 80, is considered the greatest living Japanese bakushi (rope master). He is also a preeminent authority on and one of the most important figures in the history of Japanese SM and one of the most famous SM/kinbaku literary figures. Since the 1950's Nureki sensei has been at the very center of the kinbaku world as an editor and rope master for magazines, books, videos and films and as an author of over 2000 articles and works of fiction and non fiction, including such recent books as "The History of Japanese Bondage Photography" (1996), "The Pleasure of Kinbaku" (1999) and "The Artists of Kitan Club" (2004) to his credit. Quite simply, Nureki Chimuo sensei is a living legend in the SM world of Japan.