Takashi Tsujimura

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Tsujimura (辻村) family name, Takashi (隆) first name, (1921-1987)

Takashi Tsujimura

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Takashi Tsujimura established modern Kinbaku Art. Encountering Kitan Club before Toshiyuki Suma, Tsujimura acted as a kinbakushi for virtually the entire run of Kitan Club magazine. He also contributed historical dramas during its pulp magazine period as well as countless articles, stories and reports. He became involved with other gravure magazines around the summer of 1951. When Toshiyuki Suma left Kitan Club in 1953, Tsujimura became Kitan Club's main kinbakushi. He examined classical bondage methods such as hojojutsu, but gradually he specialized in SM play and evolved these methods into modern bondage. Series like "The True Face of Bondage Models" (1955) and "SM Camera Hunt" (1964-1973) earned the support of many readers and established the style of "SM kinbaku as a practice." In 1968, Tsujimura became more involved in the media by serving as a bondage advisor to Teruo Ishii's "History of Tokugawa Female Punishment" and others. Together with Oniroku Dan, he became a driving force in the SM boom of the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Kinbakushi and Writer.

Alternate Names

辻村隆(Japanese), Kanrou Shindo, Takehiko Midori.


1921: Born in Sakai in October.

1920s: Tsujimura remembers that as a 3rd or 4th grade elementary school student, he felt a strangely pleasant feeling being tied to a tree during a game of "cops and robbers"[1].

1937(c): The night before leaving for Manchuria, Tsujimura has his first bondage experience by tying his current lover (and future wife)[1].

1948: Tsujimura encounters Kitan Club magazine while working in a hardware store after his discharge from the military. He adopts the name Kanrou Shindo for his submitted works.

1950: The name Takashi Tsujimura is credited as author for “Hingou Ichidai Otoko” in the December issue of Kitan Club. p.22

1951(c): Tsujimura joins Kitan Club and starts writing under the name Takashi Tsujimura by the January 1951 issue.

1951: In July, Tsujimura does the photography for nude photos which were published in the January 1952 issue of Kitan Club[※ 1].

1952: Tsujimura ties Ikuko Tachibana experimentally that summer.[※ 2] Later, he ties Tanako Kawabata for real[2].

A portrait of Takashi Tsujimura drawn by Toshiyuki Suma from Kitan Club1953

1953: Tsujimura leads "The Readers Roundtable on the Impulse Psychology Related to Mixed Pleasures Accompanying Torment" which appeared on p100 of the January Issue of Kitan Club.

1953: Credited for rope composition in the April and May issues of Kitan Club, with photography by Tetsuzo Tsukamoto.

1956: Tsujimura serializes "Conversational Waste Basket" in Kitan Club magazine from April 1956 to January 1960.

1958: Tsujimura meets Shigeru Kayama.[3]

1964: "Salon Garakuki" appears in Kitan Club. It runs for 105 episodes, from May 1964 until March 1973[4].

1964: The first episode of "SM Camera Hunt" appears in the November issue of Kitan Club.

1964: Tsujimura writes the text of "'Sharing our Experiences' - A 'Kitan's Thirty Nine Nights Tales' Round Table Celebration" which appeared in the December issue of Kitan Club (page 170). Tsujimura, Tetsuzo Tsukamoto, Takashi Shima, Minoru Yoshida, and six fan readers attended the August session.

1965: Tsujimura falls ill with diabetes[※ 3] in May and took time off to recuperate until August.

1968: Tsujimura acts as bondage consultant for Teruo Ishii's "History of Tokugawa Female Punishment" (Toei). The circumstances[※ 4] are well-known. Oniroku Dan introduced[5] Tsujimura to Kanji Amao.

1968: Appears on 11PM[6] on September 24th.[※ 5] to promote "The History of Tokugawa Female Punishment" opening on the 28th.

1969: Tsujimura acts as bondage consultant for Teruo Ishii's "Pictures From Tales of Cruel Abnormal Abuse of Genroku Era Women" (Toei), where he himself appears in the role of a woodcutter. He also continues to advise the bondage for Ishii's "Tokugawa Tattoo Master - Torment Hell."

1969: Tsujimura appears on 11PM's "Surprising the Marquis De Sade" with Rose Akiyama and Kazuhiko Fukuda[※ 6] on October 28th.

1970: Provides guidance for the bondage scene in Masahiro Shinoda's "Silence"[7].

1971: SM Camera Hunt visits Taiwan[※ 7] in March.

1971: Tsujimura was interviewed by Youzou Tanaka for "Sankei Weekly."[8]

1971: Appears in Director Sadao Nakashima's "The World of Sexual Perversion" (Toei)[9]. He acted as a government official in director Noribumi Suzuki's "Onsen Mimizu Geisha."

1972: Tsujimura begins publishing the serial story "Enmachou" with the first issue of Oniroku Dan's SM King magazine in August.

1973: "SM Camera Hunt" and "Salon Garakuki" end in March[10].

1973: The feature article "Nawashi Takashi Tsujimura" appears in the July special issue of SM King.

1974: The "Enmachou" series comes to an end in the May issue of SM King.

1974: Apr. He reports in "Junk Memo" printed on p.236 of the August issue of Kitan Club that he went on a trip to Izu with Mr. Minota and Mr. K of Tokyo, and that he patched things up with Mr. Minota after an uncomfortable one or two year separation[11].

1981(c): Toshiyuki Suma writes "Mr. Tsujimura has fallen ill with Diabetes"[※ 8]

1987: Takashi Tsujimura passes away at the age of 66.

Interesting points

Tsujimura was active in the center of Nara.

Army Transportation Corps (logistical support). (Pleasure trade, rumored by Minomura). In active service for four years.

The prevailing opinion is that after the war, Tsujimura worked in a hardware store, in accounting and as a medical laboratory technician, but the details are unknown. There is also a theory that Tsujimura was a school teacher.

"The night before he was pulled to war, a secret female admirer said, 'You can do what you like with me.' So he excitedly tied her with a waist cord." And "He couldn't forget the feelings in that moment. Even on the battlefield, he continued to think, 'I want to tie her one more time. I don't want to die in a place like this.'" (Pleasure trade, rumored by Minomura).

On page 14 of the May 1965 issue of Kitan Club, Tsujimura acknowledged that Takehiko Midori was his initial pen name. According to him, "Takehiko Midori was my pen name when I first wrote to Kitan Club, and I used it mainly for just period pieces. . . but as I became close to Mr. Minota, I started to use Takashi Tsujimura now for reports, current writings and the lives of models, and finally it has become my favorite nowadays."

"I tried some of this and that out of old books of kinbaku techniques[※ 9]."

In an interview around 1976, off the subject of tying, Tsujimura replied that he had an interest in "water sports"[1].

In the June 1969 Kitan Club issue of "Salon Garakuki" he wrote about his friendship with Seiu Ito, saying, "I had a connection with Ito only in his last few years" and "The old guy was rather frail."

Selected Works

Early Writings
  • Takehiko Midori. "The Mysteries of the Dildo" (Kitan Club July 1952: 96-108. Illustrated by Toshiyuki Suma.)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Bread Boom Symposium" (Kitan Club Sep. 1952: 115-122.)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Spellbound" (Kitan Club Oct. 1953: 82-85.)
  • Takehiko Midori. "The Early Life of Kichigorou Kinezumi" (Kitan Club Nov. 1953: 74-81. Illustrated by Haruhiko Sanjou.)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Spellbound" (Kitan Club Nov. 1953: 106-111.)
  • Takehiko Midori. "Kaikimandarakyou" (Kitan Club Dec. 1953: 125.)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Reflections of a Reckless Expert" (Kitan Club April 1954: 122.)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Inducing 'Rope Play'" (Kitan Club Dec. 1954: 50-61.)
  • Takehiko Midori. "Tengumatsu Legend 'Nanabake Kozou Shutsugen.'" (Kitan Club Oct. 1955: 146-157. Illustrations by Haruhiko Sanjou.)
  • Takehiko Midori. "Movie Bondage Bits" (Kitan Club April 1956: 81-85.)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "The Sweet Smell of Gerberas" (Kitan Club March 1958: 28-38.)
  • Takehiko Midori. "Careers of Cruel Picture Painters - Burned Alive's Wife" (Kitan Club Jan. 1961: 100-109.)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Kitan's Thirty Nine Night Tales" (Kitan Club Jan. 1961: 220-230.)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "'Kitan's Thirty Nine Nights' Tales - Night Thirty Two" (Kitan Club Feb. 1964: 56-70.)

Bondage Photos

The True Face of a Bondage Model

Related to "Camera Hunt," these reports delved into models' privacy, and led in part to the temporary sales ban of Kitan Club magazine. The series was terminated after three episodes.

SM Camera Hunt

See SM Camera Hunt.

Takashi Tsujimura Research
  • Yukio Kinubuki. "Investigation: Takashi Tsujimura's Research - 'Takashi Tsujimura as an SM Theorist'" (Kitan Club Feb. 1971: p10)
  • Yukio Kinubuki. "Takashi Tsujimura's Research - 'Takashi Tsujimura as an SM Photo Composer'" (Kitan Club April 1971: p186)
  • Yukio Kinubuki. "Takashi Tsujimura's Research 2 - 'Takashi Tsujimura as an SM Photo Composer'" (Kitan Club May 1971: p190)
  • Garyou Tensei. "SM Play Rules: The Sayings of Takashi Tsujimura" (Kitan Club Oct. 1971: p77)
  • Shigeru Kayama. "From the Old City with Love - Companion Journal with the Rope Magician 'Mr. Takashi Tsujimura' No.2" (Kitan Club Reprints April 1982: p20)

Other Works
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Torment Photo Journey - Outdoor Bondage Journal" (Kitan Club Sep. 1954). Model: Masako Ibuki
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Ornamental Woman" (Kitan Club Dec. 1960). About an encounter with Yukiko Rika.
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Ornamental Bondage Woman" (Kitan Club Dec. 1960: p218). A reunion with Yukiko Rika.
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Please Torment Me" (Kitan Club May 1961: p68)
  • Takashi Tsujimura. "Eye of the Storm: 'Please Torment Me' Recap" (Kitan Club Nov. 1961)

Related Books

Koushi Shimokawa. The Paradise Trade - Historical Accounts of the Post War Period (Chikumashobo, 1998)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shimokawa, Koushi. "Eros of the Unforgiven: Tsujimura Takashi Reaches for the Limits." Sankei Weekly April 15, 1976: 159-161. Print.
  2. He admitted in an interview with Shukan Weekly that before meeting Kawabata, he enjoyed tying his wife occasionally.
  3. From "Shigeru Kayama's World" (Site has since gone inactive). Web.
  4. Tsujimura had written its predecessor, "Conversational Waste Basket," intermittently since January 1956.
  5. Dan, Oniroku. The Snake Road - The Autobiography of Oniroku Dan. Gentosha Inc. 1997. Print.
  6. Osaka's 11PM was hosted by Giichi Fujimoto.
  7. According to Takashi Tsujimura's January 1971 Kitan Club issue of "Salon Garakuki" (p237), he "received a phone call from Daiei Film Studio," "who wanted him to become an advisor for 'Silence'." "He was introduced to the director, Shinoda," and "he demonstrated for the actors playing constables" "how a constable would capture an early Christian with hayanawa." And in the February issue of "Salon Garakuki" (p234), Tsujimura writes, "production halted due to lack of funding" and "he eventually lost the opportunity to work with actor Shima Iwashita and his people."
  8. According to the May 1971 issue of Kitan Club (p235), he was introduced to Tanaka by Oniroku Dan. It appeared in one of the "Superhuman Series" articles in Sankei Weekly.
  9. His thoughts on going to the theater were published in the January 1972 issue of Kitan Club (p148) and described in the conversation between Tsujimura and Oniroku Dan.
  10. "Because of diabetes, an increase in cholesterol and high monthly blood sugar levels over several years, it became quite a burden."
  11. Tsujimura writes, "Now M, who I had broken with, thoughtlessly lent out and exchanged SM photo negatives. They were passed around, published in foreign magazines and in C magazine [...] Naturally even Mr. Minota had somewhat doubted my good judgement."

References (※)

  1. Takashi Tsujimura. "The Masochism of Female Models." Kitan Club Oct. 1954: 274. Print.
  2. Takashi Tsujimura. "The Masochism of Female Models." Kitan Club Oct. 1954: 274. Print
  3. Tsujimura, Takashi. "Salon Garakuki." Kitan Club May 1965: 14. Print.
  4. Takashi Tsujimura. "Tying the Stars of 'History of Tokugawa Female Punishment'". Kitan Club, Nov. 1968, and "The Set Diary of 'History of Tokugawa Female Punishment'". Kitan Club Nov. 1968, and "S&M Camera Hunt's (Private) Accounts of "History of Tokugawa Female Punishment". Kitan Club Dec. 1968: 194-217. Print.
  5. Takashi Tsujimura. "Camera Hunt Memoirs." Kitan Club Dec. 1970 Special Issue: 25-56. Print.
  6. "Salon Garakuki." Kitan Club Jan. 1970. Print
  7. According to page 154 of the June issue of Kitan Club, this was with a friend, Mr. Doctor.
  8. Ko Minomura. "Action Rope Hunt Dirty Wives Aroused by Backside Torments". Fukkan Kitan Club Apr. 1982. Print.
  9. Takashi Tsujimura. Camera Hunt Garakuki. Kitan Club. Dec. 1970 Special Issue: 25-56. Print.

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