Tatu (1953 - )
Tatu Jimi, Tatsushi, Lord Tatsumoto, Spartan, The Hairy Barbarian , Kimono Boy, Yōjimbō, Poobah, Den Daddy.
c1963: During a stay in the house of his grandmother in Louisiana, became interested in SM after seeing the photo of a woman in bondage on the cover of the magazine from a local convenience store. Learnt rope techniques as a Boy Scout.
1972: Begins studying Japanese culture at University.
1977: Came across first Japanese bondage magazines as a graduate in Louisiana.
1980s: Starts bondage in private.
1990s: Begins to focus on Japanese-style bondage.
2000: Founds Shibari Source Florida.
2001: Launches the 'Adult Rope Art' group on Yahoo.
Oct 5-7 2013: Japanese Rope Bondage Festival, Australia. Cast: Aleni DV8, Avalon, Hebari, Kasumi Hourai, Ranki Kazami, Miss Gen, Mistress Silk, Nuit de Tokyo, Bingo Shigonawa, _S _, -Succubus-, Tatu, Vam, Yoi Yoshida, -Zero.
November 22-23 2014: O-nawa asobi 2014, Studio Roppongi Club. Cast: Kinoko Hajime, Kasumi Hourai, Ero Ouji, Bingo Shigonawa, Takumi Hyuga, Nawanojyoh, Towa, Koyuki, Kira, Ryou, Takasama, Kunimiya Jess, Nara, Yoi Yoshida, Nanashi, Oshima, Nuit de Tokyo, Tatu, Miss Gen, Hirama.
Influenced by Mai Randa.