In Memoriam: Miura Takumi 1960 – Oct 31 2021

After fighting cancer for a very a very long time Miura Takumi finally lost his battle last Sunday, 31 Oct. 2021. With his passing the world of kinbaku has lost a great kinbakushi.

When I first visited Japan I had the privilege to meet, talk (via a translator) and drink (in abundance) with Miura-san. For an interview with Sanwa publishing I was asked to perform a demonstration. Miura-san came by specifically to watch this gaijin tie. One of the things that I will always remember is that when he was asked what he thought of the demo he responded (paraphrasing here) “I was able to relax while watching and enjoy the demonstration“. This, I was told, could be considered a great compliment; I blushed. You can read more about that here.

Miura Takumi discovered bondage in his twenties, after which he started practicing bondage in private. When he met Akechi Denki he became fascinated by the depths you can reach with bondage. In 1996, together with Akechi Denki, Miura-san co-founded the first rope school in Japan; bakuyukai. Here he took on the role of an excellent head-instructor. Miura-san was a very creative and talented bakushi.

Bob | RopeMarks
Nov. 1 2021

On the web
Official site | Bakuyukai |Twitter | NawaPedia

Other In Memoriam’s
Kagura | Zetsu 




We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
    -Chuck Palahniuk

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.
    – Terry Pratchett

These people have created ripples in abundance, remember them

Randa Mai | Miura TakumiYukimura HarukiAkechi Denki | Osada Eikichi

Dennis Diem | Hans MeijerMaria Shadoes |  Joost