This class chronicles the explosion of SM in Japan following the second world war through the story of five key figures in the history of kinbaku: Itoh Seui, Minomura Kou, Tsujimura Takeshi, Osada Eikechi, and Oniroku Dan.

In exploring each of these key figures, we will examine how kinbaku influenced and was influenced by art, publishing, stage performance, literature and film.