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The Kinbakunomicon

Your audio guide to the world of kinbaku. This podcast covers the history, evolution, stories and ideas related to Japanese bondage. The primary focus is on SM in Japan and will range to bondage in fiction, film, theater, sociology, criminology and other subjects. Contains adult language and content.
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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 21, 2016

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has put another rope bondage netsuke on display in their netsuke collection.

This carving is by Shotaro Nishino, and it features the characters Oiwa and Kohei from the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. This is from the scene where Oiwa and Kohei’s bodies are tied to a door and tossed into the river.

Here are two photos I took of it last week. A better image is on the LACMA site HERE.

 

 

Below are a few other images of the same scene that have appeared in story books and prints.

 

 

 

Oiwa’s story is mentioned in Episode 10 (Little House on the Moor).

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