Rumi Kasuga

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春日 (姓) family name, ルミ (名) first name

Rumi Kasuga

Rumi Kasuga first appeared in Kitan Club in 1954. In photos, she often played the role of a sadist who overpowered masochists. She worked often with Masako Ibuki and Shozo Konuma (Onuma). In private life, she was a mistress. She was also talented in kinbaku and writing. It appears she pursued kinbaku independently.


Model, Mistress, Kinbakushi.

Alternate Name(s)

春日ルミ (Japanese)


Kitan Club. July 1954 issue.

1930: Born in Osaka. Parents were an office worker and a shopkeeper.

1940s: Spends a lot of time around the red light district growing up.

1940s: After the war, Kasuga discovers her desire for dominating men during a relationship with a man who was four years older than her.

1950s: While looking at photos of women pressing high heels in men’s necks, Kasuga writes, “some kind of animal instinct flared up within my body.”[1]

1954: Debuts in Kitan Club July.

1970s: Writes a few personal experience articles in Kitan Club.

Interesting point(s)

Rumi Kasuga’s bondage was credited as “Design by Rumi Kasuga”.[2]

Owner of “Bridge” in Shinsekai, Osaka, which broke new ground in gay SM. There is evidence[3] that Kitagawa[4] witnessed SM play between Kasuga and a male partner, and this is the basis for saying she was a mistress in private.

Selected Works

From a 1955 Kitan Club photo pack. Masako Ibuki is on the lower right.


  1. Kasuga, Rumi. My First Letter to Readers. Kitan Club, 1954
  2. In the 1950s, bondage credit was often described as “design” or "composition" in SM magazines.
  3. From Ms. Rin Mika(sp?) on mixi.
  4. Born in 1931.

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