Hajime Kinoko

Hajime Kinoko is a Japanese bondage/shibari artist and a photographer, now considered the leading modern rope artist of Japan. Japanese bondage is usually perceived as erotic, but Kinoko prefers to interpret it as “pop” and endeavors to sublimate it into art. His unique works where he ties natural elements (wood, trees, rocks,Continue Reading

tetsuya noguchi

By Jeff Broderick (first published in Kendo World vol. 7.2, June 2014)   The work of Noguchi Tetsuya, whose strange yet familiar samurai figures, rooted in history while being somehow outside of time, evoke subtly mixed emotions. Stepping from a sunny afternoon into the exhibit, called “A Field Guide toContinue Reading