Denki Akechi

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Akechi (family name), Denki (first name), September 11 1940 - July 17 2005

Activities

Kinbakushi. Active from the 1980s until early 2000s. Developed many bondage techniques in pursuit of the beauty of Kinbaku, influenced many other Kinbakushi, resulting in the 'bondage boom' of the 1990s.

Alternate Name(s)

明智伝鬼(Japanese), Akechi Denoni

Biography

1940s: While in lower grade at elementary school excited by witnessing girlfriend tied to a tree in the playground.

c1949: Elementary school Grade 3 - along with school friends exposed to SM and bondage magazines Kitan Club, The Decameron and Uramado in the local rental bookstore.

1950s: Junior high school - rented SM magazines from local bookstore to lend to other pupils where they would study the images and practise tying.

c1956: Parent's company goes bankrupt. Has first surgery for heart disease and informed he will not live to the age of 30.

c1957: Ties first woman, a café waitress.

1957: Works in the construction business.

1958: Becomes independent craftsman.

1959: Begins private Kinbaku.

1970: Has heart surgery. Prior to surgery, told he has less than a year to live.

1978: Comes into contact with Denjiro Sakurada and Shin Sakurada at GSG Planning and starts Kinbaku performances, including SM Bomber where many witness and absorb his Kinbaku techniques.

1980s: Prolific live performer and appears in many Kinbaku videos.

1985: Takes over Denjiro Sakurada's shows on his retirement from performing.

Jul 87: Opens Studio Phantom in Shibuya for photo sessions.

Sep 1987: Begins SM experimental Kinbaku theatre at Studio Phantom, once a month, and then twice from January 1988 until June 1997.

1989: Launches General Member outdoor photo sessions on an irregular basis.

1996: Founds Bakuyukai with Takumi Miura. Starts in-depth research of classical rope tying techniques.

Nov 27-Dec 3, 1996: Performs "SM Techno Obsession (James Bondage - To Die Twice)" at Dotonbori Theater, Shibuya with Kurumi Mira. Planning: Takasu Motojin, Yano Hiroshi Yu. Script: Morizono Milk. Director: Kannonzaki Gootto.

Jun 1997: Performs at Nakano Queen (oldest SM club).

Aug 1997: Opens SM Club Garaha in Setagaya.

Nov 1997: Appears in Department H.

1998: Japan Cultural Design Conference (Akita).

Jul 25-Aug 1 1998: Netherlands tour with Katsuragi Ayano, Banta Ryosuke, Takao Nakano and Kuromuchi Hyōko. Jul 25 performs at Club Doma with Katsuragi Ayano.

July 8 1999: Loft Plus One presents "Sexual Perversion on a Midsummer Night". Cast: Denki Akechi & Takasu Motojin.

Dec 1999: Performs in "Claims Transformation '99" in Osaka with Tanihige and Takagi Sao-nushi.

Feb 3 2000: "Disturbed Rope" presented by Loft Plus One with Tachibana Mari.

Sep 2000: Oniroku Dan attends 60th Birthday Party.

Nov 17 2000: Loft Plus One presents "Black Market ~ Black Market" at SM Club Garasha. Cast: Denki Akechi, Raika, Minako Ogawa.

Dec 2000: Undergoes surgery for chronic heart disease and pauses Kinbaku activity.

Dec 1 2001: Opens SM club Garasha in Ikebukuro with Takagi Sao-nushi.

Dec 22 2001: Resumes performing at Salon Gracia with Raika.

Jan 5 2002: The long Awaited Revival of Denki Akechi Show" at Salon Gracia with model Yui Koike.

Jan 11 2002: Loft Plus One presents at "Reincarnation - The First Tie of The New Year!" extremists SM bondage event. Cast: Denki Akechi, Keijo Yumeji, Ito Mai & Mai Randa.

Nov 24 2002: Lectures with Mai Randa at "2nd Bondage Introductory Attrition Meeting".

2003: Holds bondage workshops on the subject of rape with Tsukihana.

Mar 13 2004: Interview with Yoshikazu Hayakawa on the subject "Groups surrounding SM celebrities.

2004: Appears in "The SM Final" at Show Up, Omiya.

Oct 9 2004: Appears in Mary Aoi's "Demon".

Mar 24 2005: Attends Kinoko Hajime bondage workshops "Beauty and The Beast".

Apr 2005: Shoots "Bondage Skills Form Treasury".

Jul 17 2005 10:36am: Dies of multi-organ failure.

Sep 6 2005: Denki Akechi Memorial Service at Tokyo Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, organised by Oniroku Dan, Takasu Motojin, Denjiro Sakurada & Yoshikazu Hayakawa.

Sep 6 2005: Loft Plus One presents "A Tribute to Denki Akechi" at Shinjuku Art Center, with Raika, Mai Randa, Kurumi Mira, Katsuragi Ayano, Mai Ito & Kanda Tsubaki.

Selected Works

How-to-Kinbaku

  • 『縛りの極意("Secret of Shibari")』(Clean Bunny Mots Corporation, 1997)

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