10th Issue

Spring. Finally! 

Winter came and went with the first outbreak of warm(er) days here in Berlin.

What you hold in your hands is issue 10 of our Kinbaku Society of Berlin magazine. We almost cannot believe it. This one makes us especially proud.

We are honored to present legendary artists, Sugiura Norio-sensei and Miho. In this issue, Sugiura-sensei presents a selection of his most haunting images from his series, entitled ‘Seigen no Onna’ (青玄の女), featuring captivating Miho who relives the story of the young woman in the tale of Dojo-ji.

Only Clover’s patience and persistence made it possible that these two outstanding artists make our magazine shine.

 

This issue is dedicated to the face – and the masks we all wear.

I hope this magazine will add joy to your life, dear reader. Some distraction is needed after this grim, cold, and gray winter.

The world is a mess! How can we make a kinky magazine these days, when people suffer? For a short moment we were asking ourselves this question.

“If I knew that the world would end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today.”

… said Martin Luther – the monk, not the king… 

 

 

This magazine is my apple tree, it is our apple tree. With all that suffering in sight, how could we not make this magazine? It is made by – and for – us, the deviants, the people who are somehow outside the norm. Celebrating life at the margin is the very core of humanism. In the presence of death, we want – we must! – celebrate being alive.

So read on, dear fan, supporter – curious new-bee in our deviant crowd. take a sip of last year’s  wine. Flip through the pages. Explore what we have carefully selected for you. I hope you have some beautiful feelings…