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Seiu Ito

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[[Kinbakushi]] , painter, writer.
== Headline text Summary ==
[[Seiu Ito Seiu is ]] was a major figure in the de facto founder of Sm SM world in Japan during the Showa era (1925 1926-1989). Born on March 3rd 1882, since and his early years he was strongly attracted influence continues to the scenes of torture in stories and theatre plays and he produced many works showing photographs or pictures of torture or Kinbaku, using as model his wife or his mistresspresent day.
Born in 1882, he was strongly attracted to scenes of torture in stories and theater plays from an early age, and he produced a large body of art (paintings and drawings) and photographs depicting scenes of torture and kinbaku, often using his wife or mistress as his model. He started began as an a newspaper illustrator working in newspapers at the end of the Meiji era. But he soon distinguished himself as and later became a theater critic, and rose to . He then became the position of head of the performing art Performing Arts section and mian as well as the main illustrator for the <i>Yomiuri newspaperNews</i>. At the beginning of the Taisho period (1912-1926), he met by chance [[Kaneyo Sasaki Kaneko ]] (OhaOyou) and Sahara [[Kise Sahara]], two women who had some understanding of kinbaku abd he would eventually become his models. He deepened his study of torture images art and torture photography. In , and in the closing years of the Taisho era (1926), he rode the popularity wave of the Eroguro <i>eroguro</i> movement and attracted attention as a “painter of perversion”. In 1928 , he published the first photo book of kinbaku [(<i>Seme no Kenkyu – research Research on torture]Torture</i>), which was immediately forbidden soon after banned by the authorities.
Before the war, through the editor Suikodo ShotenWorld War II, he published a large number of collections of graphic works when he was through editor Suikodo Shoten. But this period, with Ito at the height of his art. But this period career, was unavoidably interrupted by the second world war. After the war, he was became active as a writer in the “castori” magazines such as the magazines [[Ningen Tankyu]], [[Kitan Club or ]] and [[Fuzoku ZoshiSoushi]]. In addition, he organized very frequent photo sessions and the resulting photos can be seen as “photos in the Seiyu way” in magazines like such as [[Fuzoku ZoshiSoushi]], Fusoku [[Fuzoku Kitan or ]] and [[Uramado]]. During the Taisho period (1912-1926) he had already established theater groups whose plays were centered on torture scenes, and , in 1953 , he started the “Seme Seme no Gekidan” Gekidan (the Torture Theater Group) which performed at Ichikawa Suzumoto Theater theater in Tokyo and other placesothers.
He can be described without exaggeration as the tutelary genius of SM in the Showa (1926-1989) era was also an historian and his activities as theater artist, performing arts critic, painter of torture scene, kinbakushi are on a scale, which is hard to grasp, while his work as an historian which lifelong research culminated in his the book “Iroha Hiki – <i>Iroha Biki -- Edo to Tokyo Fuzoku Noshi “ about Yashi</i> which details the various tools and crafts of old Tokyo is considered as a masterpiece of the highest caliber.
==Alternate Name(s)==
1882: Born March 3rd 1882, in Tokyo, Asakusa district, Kinryusan Kudarikawara 5 as , the eldest son of Ito Kintaro Ito, a metal engraver.
1890: is accepted Accepted as an apprentice by Nozawa TeiuNozawa, a member of the Edo -based Korinha ''Korin'' school of drawing. When roughly 9 ; at about nine years old of age, discovers his obsession with the perfume of women’ women’s hair and as well as punishment scenes in theater plays.
1891 : Receives from his mother a copy of the story of <i>Chujou Hime </i> (''Princess Chujou''). The from his mother; the scene of torture in the snow leaves a strong impression.
1892 : Goes with his parents to the theater Honsho Honjo Kotobukiza and watches a performance of Yoshida Otono’s “Maneku Furusode” Otono Yoshida’s <i>Maneku Furisode</i> (an inviting kimono sleeve''An Inviting Kimono Sleeve''); the scene of torture leaves a profound mark on his mind.
1894 Starts as apprentice with : Becomes the elephant tusk apprentice of ivory carver Seisyu Naito Yasukazu in the district of Honzo Ku Honjo Aioi Machi-cho, Tokyo.
1895 : Starts to collect pictures related to torture.
1896 : Starts to draw advertisement advertisements for theater plays.
1896 (June ): Goes to the Aoki theater Haruki Theater in the district of HoingoHongo, Tokyo to watch “Nisshin <i>Nisshin Senso Youchi no Kyutan” Ada Tan</i> (raid nocturne during ''Raid Nocturne During the Nishiin warWar'') , a play in the Zoushishibai Soushi Shibai ( Outlaw Theater) where a scene of torture of a nurse being tortured leaves a deep impression.
1898 : While still an apprentice with the ivory carver, uses its moments of leisure his free time to draw ropes of illustrations of women published in the <i>Tokyo Asahi </i> newspaper.
1899 : In the Tokiwaza Tokiwa Theater in Asakusa, is strongly impressed by the torture chamber in the play <i>Akumabarai </i> (sweep away ''Sweep Away the demonsDemons'') of Misuno KoubiYoshimi Mizuno.
1905 with : With the intention of becoming a painter, terminates his apprenticeship with the ivory carver and moves to Kyoto. Tries ; tries different occupation occupations in succession but finally eventually returns to Tokyo.
1907 : Joins the Maiseki <i>Mai-Chou Shinbun </i> published in the Nihonbashi, Tokyo district as drawing an artist/journalist. He is put in charge of illustrating “Yomashima” <i>Yomashima</i> the (''Ghost Island '') by writer Syuhei Arigawa Akikusa.
1909 : Joins the <i>Yamato Shinbun Sha </i> located in Kyobashi, Tokyo in charge of illustrations, while still remaining in charge of the continuing as theater critic at the <i>Maiseki Shinbun, </i>; he then joined the <i>Yomiuri Shinbum Shinbun</i> where he was promoted to head of illustrationsillustrator.
1909 : Through an arranged introduction , he married marries Takeo, the younger sister of the wife of Tamaki Terunobu Tamaki (1879-1953) , a scenery painter of the ''Shinpa '' (new school) movement. Around that time, having stabilized his source of gained a steady income and although he received numerous commissions for illustrationillustrations, most of his revenue money was spent in on entertainment.
1916 : Starts a relationship with his model Sasaki [[Kaneyo Sasaki]] (“Oha”Oyou) and starts drawing his first torture illustrations.
1918 Sasaki : [[Kaneyo Sasaki]] starts living with Takehisa Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) , painter and poet.
1919 : Starts the “Kaidan Kai” Kaidan Kai (Ghost Stories Society ) in the park Hyakkaen park in Mukojima, Tokyo along with Hirayama Rokko Hirayama (1881-1953) writer, Kogen Miyake Kogen (1886-1951) writer, (Izumi Kyoka Izumi (1873-1939) writer, Mantaro Kubota Mantaro (1889-1963) writer, Saitenzan III Kinjo Saitenzan (the 3rd)(1863-1935) kaidanka, Yoho Ii Yoho (1871-1932) Hanayagi , Shotaro Hanayagi (1894-1965) actor and gives a single representation.
1919 Divorce from : Divorces Takeo and marries as his second wife [[Kise Sahara Kisei]].
1919 : With his second wife [[Kise Sahara]], takes in his garden photos of snow torture. The in his garden; the photographer is YuuKa.[[image:ringetsu.jpg|150px|thumbnail|[[Seiu Ito]]'s 1919 suspension photo published in ''Hentai Shiriou'' on 1926.12.25]]
1920 In (autumn makes ): Makes his fist attempt at suspension with his wife Kisei. Also [[Kise Sahara]]; also suspends his wife’s younger daughter in his workshop and takes some photos.
1921 (June) : With his [[Kise Sahara]] now pregnant wife Kisei , makes the “Rinketsu ''Rinketsu Bijin Sakasa Tsuri no Shashin” i.e the “Photo Shashin'' (''Photo in inverted suspension Inverted Suspension of a beautiful woman Beautiful Woman in her last month Her Last Month of pregnancy”Pregnancy'').
1921 Suzuki : Senzaburo Suzuki (1893-1924) , a theater writer , publishes “Hi Aburi” “Burnt <i>Hi Aburi</i> (''Burnt by Fire” Fire''), a play based on the life of Ito SeiuIto.
1923 : Borrowing a farmers farmer's house in Shimotakaido from his deshi Sakamoto student Gajou Sakamoto, takes , with photographer Raisui Suzuki Kaminarisui , photos of snow torture. The house location was noted for his the plum tree in the garden, a feature Seiu appreciatedimportant to Ito.
1923 Big : Great Kanto Earthquake. The Itou occurs; Ito's residence avoids escapes fire damage.At ; at this time he had lent the “Rinketsu <i>Rinketsu Bijin Sakasa Tsuri no Shashin” Shashin</i> to his friend , Tomitsuka Kenzo. It will , which is eventually be published in the December 1936 issue of <i>Hentai Shiryou. The </i>; the same year he publishes “Iroha <i>Iroha Hiki – Edo to Tokyo Fuzoku Noshi” “Private Noshi</i> (''Private History of Edo and Tokyo Customs, taken from Taken From the Iroha '').
1924 : Publishes in the <i>Sunday mainichi Mainichi</i> photos of torture of Kisei. Acquires [[Kise Sahara]]; acquires a reputation for perversion.
1925 (summer) starts : Starts a theater group concentrating which concentrates on torture scenes.
1926 (December) : Publication of <i>Rinketsu Bijin Sakasa Tsuri no Shashin </i> in the magazine <i>Hentai Shiriou </i> (''Pervert Documents'') without his authorization. Accompanied by “Rinketsu <i>Rinketsu no josei Josei no tsukasazuri” inverse suspension Tsukasazuri</i> (''Inverse Suspension of a woman Woman in her last month Her Last Month of pregnancy “ Pregnancy'') by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) Ukiyoe , ukiyoe artitst.
1927 publication : Publication of the first volume of “Iroha <i>Iroha Hiki, Edo to Tokyo Fuzoku Noshi” Noshi</i> by the publisher Hirobunkan.
1928 publishes : Publishes the first ever known photo book of Kinbaku “Seme kinbaku, <i>Seme no Kenkyuu” Kenkyuu</i> (''Research on torture” immediately forbiddenTorture'') which is quickly banned by the authorities.
1930 works : Works as contributors contributor and editors editor for the <i>Kodanzasshi</i>.
1931 His : Now married for a third time, Ito's wife is fighting a psychological illnees suffers from mental illness and he is forced to go inot goes into debt.
1932 : Publishes “Bijin Ranpu” <i>Bijin Ranpu</i> (the ecstatic dance ''Ecstatic Dance of the beautiful womenBeautiful Women'').
1932 : Publishes the 6th sixth volume of his <i>Iroha Hiki – Edo to Tokyo Fuzoku Noshi </i>.
1933 : Starts his second theater group.
1945 Loses his entire house : His home is destroyed during the Great Tokyo Air Raid.
1947 : In the fourth issue of the magazine <i>Rioki </i>, publishes “Shitagerataru ''Shitagerataru Nijon Fujin” “The Fujin'' (''The Japanese married woman who wanted Married Woman Who Wanted to be oppressed”Be Oppressed'').
1950 : In Asakusa (, Tokyo) , Hyakumandoru Gekijo (million dollars theaterMillion Dollar Theater) gives representations of presents torture theater.
1951(April) : Until at least January 1954 exchange , exchanges letters with Suma [[Toshiyuki Suma]] (aka Kita [[ReikoKita]])
1951 : Publishes a series of essays in the magazine <i>Ningen Tankyuu</i>.
1951 : To celebrate the launch of the magazine <i>Amatoria </i>, takes part in a group travel (80 personpersons) to the onsen resort of Rendaiji Onsen in Izu. Among the participants were: Nakada Masahisa (1922-) , editor of noir literature, ; Miyake Ichirou , expert on Japanese politics, ; Kawakami Santaro (1891-1968) , writer of comic haikus, ; Okada Hiroshi, ; Ikeda Bunchian (1902-1972) , one of the first specialist of specialists in popular culture in Japan; Hayashiya Shouraku VI (1896-1966), rakugoka; Kitasato Toshio (1913-1980); Nanbu Kyoichiro (1904-1975), movie critic; Takeno Tosuke (1889-1966), writer; Ono Joutoku.
1951 “Mezoku Uramono Jo” (Book on secret things in women jail) edited by [[Image:Ito Seiu and intended as a supplement to be published inside Mesoku Uramono Jo Amatoria becomes a problem and is finally detached from the magazineDec 1951.jpg|150px|thumbnail|Mesoku Uramono Jo 1951]]
1953 In the January issue of Kitan Club publishes 1951: ''Mezoku Uramono Jo'' (''Book on Secret Things in a short piece describing his thoughts about Kita ReikoWomen's Jail''), edited by Seiu Ito and intended as a supplement to be published inside <i>Amatoria</i> becomes a problem and is detached from the magazine.
1953 : Edits a photo supplement to the January issue of the magazine <i>Yomikiri Romance</i> titled ''Etsugyaku Koukotsu To'' (''Graphic Depiction of Ecstasy in Pleasure and Pain'') with mainly kinbaku photos; it is the second such supplement by the magazine, the first one being published in August 1952, titled ''Nudo Fuzoku Arubamu'' (''Various Nude Album'') and edited by Ueda Seijiro who is generally considered to have been strongly influenced by Ito. These two supplements represent the first two publications entirely devoted to kinbaku in the period following the Second World War. The photos included in ''Nudo Fuzoku Arubamu'' are seen as pre-dating the first SM works published in <i>Kitan Club</i>. 1953: In the January issue of [[Kitan Club]], publishes a short piece describing his thoughts on [[Reiko Kita]]. 1953: Starts his fourth “Seme Seme No Gekidan” Gekidan (Torture Theater Group ) with its activity centered around the Nakamura Za (theatre Theatre Nakamura).
1953 (June 4th4) the : The group gives its first representation presentation in the theater Ishikawa Suzumoto.
1953 (July) second : Second group of representations at the theater Nakamura Za.
1954 : Meets for the first time in person with Suma [[ToshiyukiSuma]].
1954 (28 January29) The : NHK makes (Japan public broadcaster) has an interview about “Seme ''Seme no Kenkyuu" '' (research ''Research on tortureTorture'') which is broadcasted broadcast on radio on the 29 January on the NHK first channelone.
1955 : Photographer Kawaguchi Hiroshi pays a visit to Itou Seiu Ito which is the start of amicable relationshipbegins their friendship.
1956 : Enters in relation into a relationship with Tsujimura [[TakashiTsujimura]].
1960 : Receives as illustrator a price prize from the Federation of Fine Art Publishers.
1961 Passes away. At his funeral : Death of Seiu Ito; Takahashi Tetsuo, [[Toshiyuki Suma Toshiyuki]], Ueda Seijiro, and Tanaka Masahisa are present attend the funeral.
1966 Dan : [[Oniroku Dan]]'s novel “Ryoki <i>Ryoki no Hate” Hate</i> (<i>At the extreme Extreme of hunting Hunting for the bizarreBizarre</i>) takes Itou uses Seiu Ito as its model.
1968 : In the December issue of [[Kitan Club]], [[Oniroku Dan Oniroku ]] publishes “Shihon <i>Shihon Itou Seiu Monogatri” Monogatri</i> (<i>Personal writing Writing on the story Story of Itou SeiuIto</i>).
1969: Some discussions are held with the Toei film Company company by Dan [[Oniroku Dan]] to make a movie on the life of Ito Seiu. An Ito; an agreement is not reached.
1977 : Movie company Nikkatsu produces the movie “Hakkinhon ''Hakkinhon Bijinranpu Yori Semeru” Semeru'' (from ''From the forbidden book “ecstatic dance Forbidden Book -- Ecstatic Dance of the beautiful women” Beautiful Women -- Torture!'').
1978 In the theater : At Jiyu Gekijo (Free theaterTheater), [[Keiyu Tamai Keiyu ]] puts out on the play “Kiden ''Kiden Itou Seiu” Seiu'' (''Bizarre stories Itou Stories of SeiuIto'').
1996 Dan : [[Oniroku Dan]] publishes a chronic chronicle of Itou Seiu “Sotomichi Ito, ''Gedou no Mure” Mure'' (the heretical crowd''The Heretical Crowd'').
2002 "Sotomichi : ''Gedou no Mure"'' is adapted to the movies made into a movie under the title “Oyou”''Oyou''.
==Selected Works==
- Irohahiki Edo to Tokyo Fuzoku Noshi 6vols , six volumes, 1922-1932
- Seme No Kenkyu (Research on Torture) , 1928
- Seme no Hanashi (Histories of Torture) , 1929-9
- Rongo Tsukai (Explanation of Text)) , 1930
- Onna Sanjuroku Kioku (36 remembrances Remembrances of womenWomen), 1930
- Bijin Ranmai (Ecstatitc Ecstatic Dance of Beautiful Women), 1932
- Nihon Hentai Keibatsu Gabu (Perverse images Images of punishment Punishment in Japan) , 1930
- Hitoniku Shijo (Human flesh marketFlesh Market) , 1947
- Nihon Taibatsu Fuzoku Toshi (上、下) (Graphic History of Punishment in Japan , (in 2 two volumes) , in collaboration with Fujisawa Ehiko) , 1948
- Seme no Kenkyu 1950 ( a reprint of the 1928 book), 1950
- Seizetsu Jotai Komon Shikei Higashu” Higashu (Image Collection of Extreme Torture and Private Punishment of Women 's Bodies)
- Seme No Korekushon
- Bijin Juniji Sene Emaki (Scroll of Twelve 12 Beauties in Torture)
There is a full bibliography in Japanese in the related article on Seiu Ito Seiyu in at [ SMpedia]. We have listed here books on Seiu Ito Seiyu, which are likely to be of value for the reader to those who does not cannot read Japanese text.
伊藤晴雨集 (Ito Seiu Collected Images) , March 1997 ISBN: 978-4107200433
伊藤晴雨・晴雨秘帖 The Secret Noteboks of Seiu ed: 二見書房 May 2002 ISBN: 978-4576020891
江戸と東京風俗野史 (Private History of Manners in Edo and Tokyo) A , a re-edition of Seiu’s Ito's work on Tokyo craftsmen and daily life, not SM related ed: 有光書房 1997 ASIN: B000JA9AFW
日本刑罰風俗図史 (上、中、下) Graphic History of Customs relative Relative to Punishment in Japan in 3 three volumes ed: 粋古堂1948 ASIN: B000JB9BSC
The same book in modern re-edition in one volume ed: 国書刊行会 April 2010 ISBN: 978-4336052179
安田コレクション5 地獄の女 論語通解 The Yasuda Collection Vol . 5 A , a reproduction of “Woman From Hell” and “Rongo tsukai” The Tsukai” the 5th tome of a series of 9 nine books dedicated to the collection of erotic books amassed by Yoshida Ashiaki (1918-2008) one of the foremost expert experts on Japanese erotica in the 20th century (only the 5th volume contains works by Itou SeiuIto). Private printing, no ISBN.
==Related Persons==
Sawada Joujirou Sawada (1892-1929) : Actor and theater administrator, founder of the Shinkokugeki a theater group. Goro Zoganoya (1877-1948): Actor and dramaturge.
Zoganoya Goro Uzaemon XV Ichimura (18771874-19481945) : One of the representative kabuki actors of the Taisho and early Showa period. Keigo VI Onoe (1870-1934): Famous kabuki onnagata actor. Ryutarou Natsumi (1905-1989): Actor , belonged to the Shinkokugeki movement. Rokurou Kitamura (1871-1961): Kabuki onnagata actor and member of the Shinpageki, a theater genre established in 1888. Yaeko Mizutani (1905-1979): Actress, representative of the Shinpageki which she headed after the death in 1965 of Hanayagi Shoutarou. Shin Hasegawa (1884-1963): Novelist and theater writer. Ranpo Edogawa (1894-1965): Novelist, first and foremost Japanese crime novel writer. Sentaro Iwata(1901-1974): Painter, illustrator, adviser for period movies. Ryusaburo Shikiba(1898-1965): Psychiatrist, art critic and dramaturgeclose friend of Yukio Mishima's.
Ichimura Uzaemon Shigeo Miyao (the 15th) 18741902-1945 One of the representative Kabuki actor of the Taisho 1982): Illustrator and early Showa periodspecialist in Edo culture.
Onoe Keigo (1870-1934) (the 6th) Famous Kabuki Onnagata actor. Natsumi Ryutarou (1905-1989) Actor[[Toshiyuki Suma]], belonged to the Shinkokugeki movement. Kitamura Rokurou (1871-1961) Kabuki onnagata actor and member of the Shinpageki, a theater genre established in 1888. Mizutani Yaeko (1905-1979) Actress, representative of the Shinpageki, which she headed after the death in 1965 of Hanayagi Shoutarou. Hasegawa Shin (1884-1963) Novelist and theater writer. Edogawa Ranpo (1894-1965) Novelist, first and foremost Japanese crime novel writer. Iwata Sentaro (1901-1974) Painter, illustrator, Adviser for period movies. Shikiba Ryusaburo (1898-1965) Psychiatrist, art critic and close friend of Mishima Yukio. Miyao Shigeo (1902-1982) Illustrator and Specialist of Edo culture. Suma Toshiyoki (aka Reiko Kita Reiko) , (1920-1992) : SM Illustratorillustrator. Konkontei Imasuke the 5th V Konkontei (1998-1976) : Rakugoka.

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