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Chimuo Nureki

Nureki (濡木) family name, Chimuo (痴夢男) first name, (1930- )


Kinbakushi, Writer and Editor.

Alternate Name(s)

濡木痴夢男(Japanese), Toyokazu Iida, Toyokichi Iida, Iku Fujimi, Rokuroku Tabata, Kan-ichiro Yutaka and Kanji Inada[note 1], etc..


Early Years

1930: Chimuo Nureki was born in Asakusa, Tokyo, and was the third generation of his family to be raised there.

c. 1938: Watching female sumo wrestling left an indelible impression on the young Nureki[1].

1940: While a fifth grade elementary school student, Nureki saw a picture by Kashou Takabatake in which a boy was tied with his hands behind his back, and he became fascinated with pictures which appeared to show seppuku[1][note 2].

1940s: Nureki made a poster at the Health and Welfare public relations office of the Hitachi factory in Kameari where he was assigned during student mobilization[1][note 3].

1945: After the war, Nureki became an apprentice to Fukunosuke Ichikawa, a kabuki actor who played female roles in Shinsei Hanagata Kabuki[1][note 4].

1945: Met Seiu Ito in Asakusa[2].

1946: Another contact with Seiu Ito, this time at the Suzumoto Theater in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture[2].

1946: Nureki spoke with a kabuki troupe and enrolled in a jidogeki theatrical company[1][note 5]. Nureki's first work was as an extra in a Toho movie co-starring Roppa Fukukawa and Ichirou Kagami[1][note 6].

Kitan Club Period

1953: Nureki became acquainted with Kitan Club around the time he was sent by a Tokyo design company to Nagoya, where he worked on a clothing-related advertising magazine[3][note 7].

1953: Pleasurable Punishment Performer was accepted for the November 1953 issue of Kitan Club[note 8]

c. 1953: Nureki saw Seiu Ito while at a performance of Burned Alive at the Suzumoto Theater.

1954: Publication of the March issue of Kitan Club is suspended. Nureki published the content of Demon Sisters (illustrated by by Yagi Shizuo) with Fujio Maki, but there was a problem with release, and sale was prohibited four days later[3].

1955: Kitan Club resumed sales with the October issue under a new publisher, Tenseisya, which oversaw the magazine's cover design (the white cover period). Nureki wrote many of the stories in this issue.

Uramado Period

1957: Nureki returned to Tokyo. Shortly before leaving Nagoya, he discovered Uramado magazine in a Matsuzaka book store and came across Reiko Kita's name[3].

1957 (December): The Pale Man was published in Uramado under the pen name Toyokichi IIda[note 9]. After that, Nureki contributed to both Kitan Club and Uramado magazines. Later, he paid a visit to Toshiyuki Suma at Uramado's editorial office in Ekoda[2].

1958: Published Image of Bloodstained Kannon in the January issue under the pen name Toyokichi Iida and Bloody Marie in the May issue under the pen name Iku Fujimi.

1958: Nureki was commissioned by Suma to serialize Breasts From Hell in the May to September issues. This marked his switch to a professional writer.

1958: Nureki practiced "bondage play" alongside Suma. His managerial partner, Toshihiko Fukai, was a Shinjuku music hall dancer[note 10].

1958: Nureki meets Oniroku Dan for the first time[note 11].

1959: At a request from Minoru Yoshida, Nureki contributed Don't Set the Breasts Aflame under the name Shinji Fujiki for a novel contest celebrating the 100th issue of Kitan Club[note 12].

1960: Disappointed by the illustrations in Underground Female Slave Market, he decided to contribute more to Kitan Club[2].

1960: Nureki received inquiries from Minoru Yoshida about moving Kitan Club to Tokyo and becoming its editor-in-chief[2][note 13].

1961: Nureki succeeded Toshiyuki Suma as Uramado's editor-in-chief starting with the Janurary 1962 issue.[note 14].

1961: Nureki tied Toshiyuki Suma's uninvited disciple, Misa Machida[note 15], for the first time[2][note 16].

1961: Toshiyuki Suma, Toshihiko Fukai and Nureki showed a bound woman to Shizuo Yagi[2][note 17].

1964: Uramado ceased publishing in January 1965 and Nureki moved on to Suspense Magazine.

1967: Wrote the screenplay for the serial television drama Sengoku Mushuku (Confirmation required).

1968: Nureki resumed contributing to Kitan Club.

1968: Around this time, Nureki wrote scripts for Troupe Flame, a pink theatrical company belonging to Mari Aoki and Yoko Mizusaki. A few of the scripts appeared in Suspense Magazine.

1969: Nureki and Suma leave Kubo Shoten[3].

1969: Wrote the script for the serial television drama Black Chamber. (Confirmation required).

1970: Beginning with the January issue, Nureki serialized Hell Hotel in Kitan Club under the name Iku Fujimi.

1970: With Suma, Nureki started up Abu Pro and launched Abumento magazine as its editor-in-chief. Suma served as president[3]. Abumento folded in September of the same year.

Kinbakushi Period

1973: The name Chimuo Nureki first appears in the February issue of SM Select. The name comes from the old Chinese saying "A man who chases impossible dreams"[4].

c 1980: After Kou Minomura (Toshiyuki Suma) falls ill, Nureki single-handedly takes over the tying for ten SM magazines.

1982: Nureki begins to participate in video work.

1985 (December 27): Nureki and Akio Fuji play a leading role in opening the first meeting of Naomi Sugishita's Club. After two meetings, the club's name changes to The Beauty of Bondage Research Society (aka Kinbi-ken).

1989: Kinbi-ken News begins publication.

c. 1989: The Nureki School Rope Dojo is held periodically at the Fuji Planning office in Shinjuku[5][note 18].

1992: The name Toyokazu IIda appears in Hiroshi Harada's Midori, an animated movie based on an original work by Suehiro Maruo (This could be a different person with the same name. Confirmation required.)


200?: Nureki won an award from the National Engei Hall for the rokyoku script Ninjou Fukagawa Fuufu Amazake[2][note 19].

2005: Wrote a script for Asakusa's Mokuba-tei, entitled Namio's Sanshin Travelogue -- Ah, Nostalgic Okinawa and South Seas Collection. (Confirmation required).

2007: Nureki won the grand prize in the Fifth Annual Kita City Yasuo Uchida Literature Prize for Mystery for Tengu's Prank under the pen name Rokuroku Tabata[note 20].

2008: Nureki made a guest appearance as Rokuroku Tabata in the Hana Musubi theatrical company's Spiraling Under.

2009: He also appeared in Hana Musubi's Hara Hara Bolero.

2009: Kinbi-ken resumed with its 163rd regular meeting. The models were Hiromi Saotome and Fuyuki Sawado[note 21].

2010 (June 10): Nureki produced the bondage drama Hostage[1][note 22].

Interesting point(s)

  • Nureki appeared as an actor and not as a kinbakushi in early Art Video works such as Fangs of a Lewd Wolf and Sailor Suit Rope Slave.
  • In his late teens to early twenties, Nureki was somewhat of a young left-wing literary enthusiast (Nureki's Chimuo's Chat Theater #113).
  • Nureki reveres the author Choukitsu Kurumatani (Nureki's Chimuo's Chat Theater #114).
  • Nureki is a member of Kaeru Club, a research group for the art of conversation which seeks to pass down traditional storytelling. He does public performances of picture board shows and silent movie narration. He has been blogging over the Internet since at least 2003. And with Hiromi Saotome and Rutsu Nakahara.

Selected Works


  • Bondage Beauty, Bondage Pleasure (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1995)
  • Japanese Bondage Photo History 1 (Co-authored with Masami Akita and Akio Fuji) (Jiyukokuminsha, 1996)
  • True Stories of Bondage and Torment (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2001)
  • Torment and Joy: A Private Sex Book (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2003)
  • The Artists of Kitan Club (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2004)
  • In and Around Kitan Club (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2006)
  • Bondage - For as Long As I live (Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2008)


Video and DVD


Type 1

  • 濡木痴夢男の縛り方入門 (Nureki Chimuo's Introductory Guide to Shibari 1-5 series) (Art Video, 1983)
  • 濡木塾 I:濡木痴夢男新縛り方教室(Nureki School: Nureki Chimuo's New Introductory Guide to Shibari)(Art Video, 1988)
  • 秘技伝授 緊縛入門 (Initiation of Secret Technique: Introductory Class of Shibari) (SOD Create, 2001)

Type 2

  • Bondage Beauty series (Fuji Planning, VHS 1980s)
  • Rope World 1-8 series (Cinemagic, 1989-)
  • New Rope World 1-10 series (Cinemagic, 199x-1996)
  • Bondage Performance (Cinemagic, 1994)
  • Nureki School 2: Nureki Chimuo's New How-to-Tie Course (AVA Corporation, 1995)
  • New Bondage Performance (Cinemagic, 1996)
  • Bakushi (Geneon Universal Entertainment, 20080
  • Nureki Chimuo's Treasured Bondage Collection Series 1 "Greatest Desire" (Fuji Planning, 2010)

How-to-Kinbaku (Print)

  • Introduction on How to Tie (Kan-ichiro Yutaka. SM Kitan, August 1979 to January 1980)
  • How to Tie Course (Kan-ichiro Yutaka. SM Collector, January 1982 to April 1984)
  • How to Tie Course - Arm Binding and Partial Suspension (Chimuo Nureki. Domina Club, 1991)
  • My Way of Tying: Bondage Fauve (Chimuo Nureki. M Club, 1992. No.1)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Nureki, Chimuo. Nureki Chimuo's Chat Theater. Web.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Nureki, Chimuo. The Artists of Kitan Club. Tokyo: Kawade Shobo, 2004. Print.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Nakahara, Rutsu. Another Face of Chimuo Nureki. Bondage - For As Long As I Live (Afterward). Tokyo: Kawade Shobo, 2008. Print.
  4. Nureki, Chimuo. Nureki Chimuo's Kinbaku Private Talks. Web.
  5. Sunohara, Yuuri. Yuuri Sunohara's Blog - SELFISH. Web.


  1. Kanji Inada is a group name used for collaborations between Chimuo Nureki (bondage), Katsuya Kashii (cameraman) and Akio Fuji (assistant cameraman). They performed magazine work under the name Yutaka Editorial Office. It is the predecessor to Kinbi-ken (from The History of Japanese Bondage Photography).
  2. Nureki lived with his parents and a younger brother and sister in a two-story wooden house in Ryuusenjichou in Asakusa. He read the authors Edogawa Ranpo, Kyuusaku Yumeno, Udaru Oshita, Saburou Kouga, Juuza Unno and Junichirou Tanizaki repeatedly.
  3. Nureki received guidance from Ichirou Madokoro, a member of Taiheiyogakai.
  4. Based at a remodeled playhouse near Kameari Station. The 'Hanagata Kabuki Troupe had once been located at a theater in Honjo Midoricho, but was re-established in Kameari as Shinsei Hanagata Kabuki (Leaders: Tsuruzou Kantou and Takewaka Kantou) after evacuating Honjo Midoricho due to the destruction caused by aerial bombing.
  5. The troupe isn't specified, but it is thought to be Gekidan Toudou, which was active between 1928 and 1980.
  6. "I remember it seemed to have a title like If My Song Had Wings." The actual work is unconfirmed. One possibility is My Father (Toyotarou, 1946).
  7. Rutsu Nakahara places it with a Japanese PR magazine in the afterward to Nureki's Bondage - For As Long As I Live.
  8. He had really wanted it to be illustrated by Reiko Kita, but Toshiyuki Suma had already left the magazine by that time. Mineko Tsuzuki illustrated it instead.
  9. "Written on a train returning to Tokyo" (Bondage - For As Long As I Live (Afterward) by Rutsu Nakahara)
  10. "Sometimes Fukai also participated in 'bondage play' himself." (Chat Theater #20)
  11. He accompanied Toshiyuki Suma on a visit to Mr. Dan's home. He was invited out several times to a bar in either Ginza or Shinbashi, but when he realized Dan had no interest in rope, he declined Suma's invitations.
  12. A contest said to have been "commissioned by Yoshida." Artwork by Takashi Shima was offered, but Nureki declined and used his own collage.
  13. Nureki delayed his answer, and Minoru Yoshida later suspended the plan saying it was too costly.
  14. In Kinbaku Private Talks #61, Nureki says he succeeded Suma in 1960.
  15. She is reported to be the mama of the bar, Reiko, behind Miyamasuzaka in Shinjuku.
  16. Nureki took over as Uramado's editor-in-chief one month later. Afterwards, Suma continued to tie.
  17. According to Nureki, until that point, Yagi hadn't seen a real live bound woman. This took place at Chiharu, an inn and restaurant in Udagawacho in Shibuya. "This was the first time he tied a real woman with rope."
  18. Held on Monday evenings. The model is Yuuri Sunohara.
  19. Won on the theme of his favorite book, Seiu Ito's Unofficial History of the Customs of Edo and Tokyo.
  20. This work can be read in Yasuo Uchida's First Stories - Yasuo Uchida & Tokyo and Kita City's Spirited Mystery Selection (Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd., 2008)
  21. Meeting #163 took place on May 10th, #164 on July 12, and #165 on September 27. Fuyuki Sawado's Greatest Desire was photographed on June 9.
  22. Planning: Rutsu Nakahara. Director: Kou Yamanouchi. Starring: Fuyuki Sawado, Shion Kasumi, Chimuo Nureki. Photography: Shizu Yamaga. Still Photography. Kei. It will appear in the September-November 2010 issues of Mania Club magazine. Master "K" was an invited guest at the photo session.
  23. From Manbou Museum.

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