The Kinbaku Society of Berlin is the forum for a group of enthusiastic, creative people who come together to study Kinbaku and the sublime eroticism connected to it. We study especially historical and contemporary Japanese concepts of beauty and how to translate them into European culture to create an original expression of Kinbaku, respecting the Japanese origin but not appropriating it.

The results of this studies will be presented in a quarterly print magazine, in form of poetry, novel, reportage, documentary, drawings and images.

Everyone who is contributing to the mission and open to research the beauty of Kinbaku is welcome.

The Magazines

5th issue

4th issue

3rd issue

How to order a magazine?

We produce the magazine for your – and our – delight. It is a non-commercial project. We do not make money on it.

We issue the magazine four times a year, in March, June, September and December – mid of the month. The availability will be announced in social media channels and in our Newsletter.

If you wish to order a copy, we ask you for a donation of minimum 10 € plus shipping cost (Germany: 2,50 € / International: 4,50 €) to be paid via PayPal.

We only take orders via Mail. We will answer with the payPal-Link and we send the magazines in a neutral envelop after payment is done.

By the way: Issues No. 1-4 are completely out of print. There are a few remaining copies of issue no. 5 available.

Submissions

Our reserach and therefore the magazine is dedicated to traditional Japanese Rope Bondage. We cherish the tradition but don’t apropriate it.

Therefore the themes and topics rotate around the darker aspects of our sexuality. We discuss kink and psychology, ethical pornography and censorship, as well as our human desire for aliveness knowing that suffering and death exists. Also, we research different concepts of beauty and how culture affects our perception of it.

More specific we are interested in the intersection of Kink or BDSM in Japan and elsewhere with performative arts and media production.

We accept fiction and documentary text, poetry, visual arts (drawings preferred over photography) reflecting on above topics.

The content is preferrably in English but can by your native language as well. Except for the “featured artist” we aim for exclusive publication. We also deliberately restrict the publishing to our limited edition print magazine – there will be no content on the webpage, no pdf, no download…

Also, we prefer to meet our contributors (at least virtual, given the current circumstances) and develop the theme of one issue together, in exchange.