Documental realizado por  el finlandes John Hakalax, posiblemente una de las mejores aproximaciones al bondage japones...

KINBAKU - The Art of Bondage (2009)
(aka Kinbaku - sielun solmuja)
Kinbaku, "tight binding", is a Japanese style of bondage which involves tying up the bottom using simple yet visually intricate patterns, with several pieces of rope usually hemp or jute. In Shinto religion, in order to make something sacred, man will tie a rope around it. This sacred quality of the tying can be applied also to Kinbaku, which is an erotic, spiritual, artistic connection between the people who are doing it. It started with samurais capturing enemies on battlefield 500 years ago. "Rope is an extension of arms and communication tool. Two people can really be close and have emotional exhange", says rope master Osada Steve from Tokyo. Osada Steve is student of Haruki Yukimura, a rope master who has tied over 3000 people during his life. "If you look at the Japanese samurai armor, it's tied on. If you've ever received a Japanese gift, it's an exquisite thing", says Asagi Ageha, the most popular star of the new generation. Japan places a ritualistic weightness on everyday acts-a-talent our own culture lacks and turn almost anything, including knots and ropes into art. Nowadays rope is used to create an artistic, meaningful scene between two people. Kinbaku is about creating a beautiful climate and an exciting dramatic experience.

    Produced by: John Hakalax
    Directed & Written by: Jouni Hokkanen
    Director of Photography: Jussi Käkkis Arhinmäki
    Edited by: Speedy Durga
    Lead Animator: Ilkka Pitkänen
    Assistant Animator: Mikko Erich
    Music by: Simon Bartholomew
    Sound Designer: Pekka Lipponen
    Production company: Hakalax Productions
    Financial support by:
        AVEK
    Broadcasters:
        YLE/TV1
    Festivals:
        Warzawa International Film Festival 2010 (Poland) - Competition finalist
        20th International Videofestival Bochum 2010 (Germany) - Competition finalist
        Curtocircuíto International Short Film Festival Santiago de Compostela 2010 (Spain) - Competition finalist
        XII Backup_festival, Weimar 2010 (Germany) - Competition finalist
        Barcelona 12th Mecal international 2010 Short Film Festival (Spain) - Competition finalist
        The 40th Tampere Film Festival 2010 (Finland) - Competition finalist