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Remembering Miura Takumi

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passed away on November 1st, 2021 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was best known as one of the...

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Rope Flix Redesigned!

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Three years ago, we launched Rope Flix to bring streaming Japanese rope bondage videos to a Western audience. To say it has been...

The Colors of Iroha (いろはのいろ)

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A new book of photos by Erisa Sota (well known photographer in Japan, frequently seen at Naka Akira's workshops, events, and nawa kai)...

Announcement: TEN

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TEN is a collection of images over the past 10 years of our photographic journey and rope evolution in this beautiful book.  It has been...

New Film Features Japanese Female Bakushi

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A new film by French director Jean-Armand Bougrelle, Bound, will focus on the emergence of female bakushi within the Japanese SM scene. https://youtu.be/E5AcNI9S-hg The documentary focuses...

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Kinbaku – An Evolving Era – Part 1

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Namio Harukawa: SM Kitan 1975

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A look at a classic illustrator's early work