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tsmskimonoyokubo: “ her bow shaped obi indicates she is still in apprenticeship. - TSM ”

It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age and size, with names that matched in concept and sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan).

Tayuu with kamuro (by noel43), via flickr.  late 19th c hand-colored print

Tayuu with child assistant, who was between a servant and a slave, indentured to involuntary service in the "pleasure quarters.

François Berthoud

François Berthoud

The king of Kinbaku: The erotic works of Japanese bondage artist Seiu Ito | Dangerous Minds

The Father of Modern Kinbaku Itoh Seiyu, real name Itoh Hajime, controversial scholar, rope master and legendary artist, is arguably the most important figure in the evolution of kinbaku.