Kishin.Shinoyama: Kinbaku Taizen / Sadistic Play of Bondage [Encyclopedia of Bondage] Haga Shoten, Tokyo, 1971. 304 pp. First edition, first printing. Stiff prrinted wrappers in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Color and black-and-white reproductions. Text in Japanese
Arguably Shinoyama's best of the early 70s!! Shot in an astonishing range of styles and presented as a sort of primer on its subject, the book was produced in collaboration with Oniroku Dan, the acknowledged king of the singular genre of Japanese SM Bondage novels and screenplays, and Kinbaku, or 'creative rope binding' master Hiroshi Urato .
In a 199 interview, Dan said: "My book editors often confuse S/M with cruelty and they want me to write some 'punishment tale' for them. This type of story is out of my realm. It just gives me the creeps. Rather, my concept of S/M is 'distorted sexual desire' or extreme disorientation. It's a male fantasy derived from love... from seeing a beauty suffer through the sense of shame. Therefore, my style contains a romantic, aesthetic, and sometimes decadent fragrance."
Shinoyama's style here more both more theatrical and more playful than Araki's more voyeuristic treatment of the subject (we see bound Geisha's, but also bound Yakuza gangsters!)
Near Fine in Fine- dust jacket; tight binding, spine gently creased; long, shallow corner crease to upper corner of front wrapper; a few names, handwritten in Japanese, alongside table of contents; likewise a few names circled in colophon; much shorter crease to lower corner; light edge wear to jacket.