Go Arisue (有末 剛, Arisue Gō) [Edit]

Go Arisue (有末 剛, Arisue Gō) is a Japanese man who is one of the world’s top kinbaku artists.

Born in 1954, he became interested in rope bondage at an early age, inspired by paintings of Seiu Ito and the works of Akira Minomura.

His career began in the 1970s when he worked for SM (meaning sadism and masochism) magazines like SM Select and SM Fan. He also did the bondage for movies, including the erotic romance Angel Guts: “Akai Nawa Hateru Made” (Until the Red Rope Runs Out), directed by Suzuki Junichi in 1987. In 2004, he did the rope work for and appeared in the movie Flower and Snake, starring Aya Sugimoto and directed by Takashi Ishii. This was a remake of the 1974 film Flower and Snake, a soft-core classic based on the SM novel by Oniroku Dan. Arisue is also featured in Bakushi, a documentary about the art of Japanese bondage, by Ryūichi Hiroki.

Today Arisue lives in Tokyo and works as a kinbaku performer, tutor and author, occasionally giving workshops abroad.


  • Kinbakushi A’s Ecstasy And Gloom, Ohta Publishing, 2008
  • Arisue’s Kinbaku Theory and Practices, Sanwa Publishing, 2008
  • Kinbaku Mind and Techniques 1, Jugoya, 2009
  • Kinbaku Mind and Techniques 2 (Floor Works 1), Jugoya, 2009