Master "K" is a California-based writer and kinbakushi. He has published two books, Shibari: The Art of Japanese Bondage and The Beauty of Kinbaku.
1970s: Master "K" first went to Japan in the 1970s as a student.
He studied the art of rope tying in the Japanese style and also collected written materials on the subject of kinbaku.
He currently has in his archives complete and near-complete runs of Kitan Club magazine, Uramado magazine, and numerous other periodicals. He also has in his collection works from Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi and Seiu Ito.
- Shibari: The Art of Japanese Bondage (Secret Publications, 2004)
- The Beauty of Kinbaku (King Cat Ink, 2008)