The casual visitor may be forgiven if he thought that this was MY blog. Though I’d love to toot my own horn, what you have read here so far has ALL been penned by KabukiJoe. (OK, I may have supplied the odd interview with Randa Mai, Akechi Denki, Yukimura Haruki and others, but that’s all I ever did here.)
KabukiJoe started this blog 18 months ago to offer a rare glimpse at the finer aspects of some of Japan’s more “esoteric” art forms. To this end he has reported and informed, generously splashed the pages with photo galleries and video clips, and successfully explained some of the enigma of what we call Shibari/Kinbaku. A five-fold increase in traffic and a good 169 posts later KabukiJoe’s assumption that people out there would appreciate such service to the community was right on the money.
KabukiJoe, having made this blog into THE source originating from Japan, is now moving on to focus his energies and expertise at filmmaking and directing. Read: this will definitely not be the last thing we’ve heard of him.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank KabukiJoe for all his good work on the blog and at the dojo.
PS: As Osada Productions is going from strength to strength there are always career opportunities for Internet-savvy people (read: web experts from various fields) and video editors with an interest in Shibari/Kinbaku and other forms of SM content. Enquiries about freelance or project-based collaboration welcome.