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Toshiyuki Suma

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Selected Works
==Alternate Name(s)==
[須磨利之 須磨利之](Japanese), [[Reiko Kita]], [[Kou Minomura]], [[Kyoji Minota]], Eijiro Takenaka<ref group="note">Painted in the style of Eitaro Takenaka. Years later, Suma was visited by Eitaro Takenaka's son, the critic Tsutomu Takenaka.</ref>, etc..
1920: Born in Kyoto to a family that ran a printing business out of their home<ref group="note">After his father's death, Suma's uncle, Kanbee Suma, became the head of the family.</ref><ref name="star">Minomura, Kou. "A Great Star Has Fallen." ''SM Collector'' Nov. 1980: 96-111. Print.</ref>.
ca1932c. 1932: As a child, he encountered [[Seiu Ito]]'s torment art in the book ''Documentation on Abnormal Customs'', which he found in his grandfather's book collection<ref name="star"></ref><ref name="akita"> Akio, Fuji, Masami Akita, and Chimuo Nureki. ''History of Japanese Kinbaku Photography 1.'' Tokyo: Jiyukokuminsha, 1996. Print.</ref>.
1930s: Left the Kyoto School of Fine Arts at mid term and became the live-in apprentice to the Japanese painter Baisen Kobayashi<ref group="note">in a place called the Saganosho Babachou Tenryuji in the Ukyo ward of Kyoto. </ref><ref name="star"></ref><ref name="akita"></ref>.
1944 (March 18): Suma's ship, the ''Hokuriku Maru'', sank in the Bashi Channel<ref group="note">Suma's account could be nothing but a fictional story, but a merchant transport ship called the ''Hokuriku Maru'' actually existed. The ''Hokuriku Maru'' was commissioned by the Navy in 1941 and served in the sea battles of Guadalcanal, Midway and the attack on Menado in 1942. In 1944, the Hokuriku Maru left Singapore loaded with 6700 tons bauxite, 600 tons of oil, 256 soldiers and headed toward Moji. On March 18th at 1:14 a.m., while in the China Sea roughly 300km southeast of Hong Kong, an ammunition explosion in the second hold caused the first hold to explode, which ignited and detonated the oil tanks in the third hold, reaching the engine room. Everything was lost in five minutes. Eight soldiers, 25 guards and 55 sailors perished.</ref>.
ca1945c. 1945: Suma was discharged from the Navy and wandered across Japan and was employed at various jobs before becoming an editorial reporter for the evening newspaper ''Central Kyoto News''.<ref name="akita"></ref>.
1947 (summer): [[Kiyoshi Sugiyama]], who worked at the ''Central Kyoto News'', took Suma to the editorial office of ''[[Kitan Club]]'' (Akebono Shobo), which gave Suma a chance to begin drawing illustrations for ''[[Kitan Club]]''<ref group="note">There's a conflict in stories between whether ''[[Kitan Club]]'' was founded in 1946 or in October of 1947. A visit will be made this summer to try to confirm the latter.</ref>. There were other irregularly published pulp magazines besides ''[[Kitan Club]]'', and Suma drew illustrations for ''Jouen Shin-syu'' and others as well.<ref group="note">[[Shizuo Yagi]], who used the alias [[Mineko Tsuzuki]], took over as editor of ''Glamorous New Collection''.</ref><ref name="akita"></ref>.
1950: The name "Reiko Kita" and "Toshiyuki Suma" began to appear on Suma ''[[Kitan Club]]''s work<supref name="SMpedia">[Citation needed箕田京二 "Kyoji Minota" in SMpedia]</supref>.
1951(December): Began full participation at ''[[Kitan Club]]''<supref name="SMpedia">[Citation needed]</supref>.
1952: ''[[Kitan Club]]'' changed from a size of A5 to B5 and promoted its "abnormal" content.
1970s: Suffered a cerebral aneurysm; received treatment at Spring Sanatorium in Shichi-zawa, Atsuki city, Kanawaga<ref name="eshi"></ref>.
1989: The documentary video ''Jouen - The world of Minomura Kou'' was made by [[Syoichi Yoshimura]]. Directed by [[Haruki Yukimura]]. [[Chimuo Nureki]], [[Oniroku Dan]], [[Tetsuro Sakuragi]], [[Go Arisue]], [[Yoji Muku]] and [[Syoichi Yoshimura]] appeared on in the video.
1992: Died at the age of 72.
==Selected Works==
===Magazine Articles===
* A Great Star Has Fallen (''[[SM Collector]]'', November Nov. 1980. Memorial dedication to [[Seiu Ito]])* 
Spring Rope Series<ref group="note">The title varied with each issue, such as "Erotic Rope Abnormal Play," "Erotic Rope's Preferred Setting," etc..</ref> (Monthly serial in ''[[SM Collector]]'', October Oct. 1978 to - July 1979)* My Rope's Personal History (Monthly serial in ''[[SM Collector]]'', June 1981, to December - Dec. 1981)
Kou Minomura's Obscene Record
Pacific War SM Ballad
Biographies of a Bound Prostitute (Reprint<ref group="note">The original is in Byakuya Shobo's ''Spark.''</ref>) (Monthly serial in ''[[S&M Sniper]]'', May 1993 to January - Jan. 1995)* 
Rope Companion Record (Serialized in Kinbiken News, April 1990, to -May 1990. March 1991, to - June 1991) ===Photo Collections===Kou Minomura <i>Beautifully Bound</i> July 1953. Photography by [[Tetsuzo Tsukamoto]].

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