A Photographic History of Kinbaku

This class examines the evolution of the art of kinbaku as told through the medium of erotic photography.  From the inception of erotic kinbaku with Itoh Seiu to the publication of Minomura Kou’s book Beautifully Bound to works of masters such as Sugiura Norio, Akio Fuji, Tanaka Kenichi, and Oki Mas, we will examine how photographic representation has shaped the development of the art, its public reception, and the transformation of kinbaku in the Showa and Hesei periods.

Presentation and Lecture: 90 Minutes