Hello and nice to meet you. I'm Noe, a Japanese girl who lives in the Kansai area. I'm "Noe" on FetLife
too, so look me up if you like.
I had the honor the other day of acting as an interpreter on Graydancer's interview
with Arisue Go
, a Japanese kinbaku artist. Arisue-san was very nice to talk with, and it was fun to chat with everyone involved. I would not have been able to do the interpretation without a lot of help from Kogure-san. I'm a newbie, and I know little about kinbaku, or BDSM in general.
Graydancer's questions were interesting to me in a way that I can see how serious the American enthusiasts are about kinbaku. The general preconception is that the Japanese are a serious and diligent people, the Americans more fun-loving and relaxed. Yet, I can clearly see how Graydancer thinks seriously about kinbaku.
As far as Arisue-san's answers are concerned, I'll leave it to you to listen to the interview.
Now I think Arisue-san and Kogure-san have already departed for their European tour. I wish them a lot of success and fun!