Monthly Archives: February 2012

Otokodate – Black Sheep of the Floating World

                  It’s easy to use a phrase over and over without ever really thinking about it or explaining it in any great detail. The word Otokodate is one such instance and I … Continue reading

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Beauty and Violence: Kinbaku, The Art of Japanese Rope Bondage

There is a vogue right now for a practice called Kinbaku or Japanese Rope Bondage. It involves a mainly public display of clothed and naked women being tied in elaborate ways with metres and metres of natural rope, bound, wound … Continue reading

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