About the Kinbakunomicon

The Kinbakunomicon is a project dedicated to promoting awareness of Japanese SM in the english-speaking world.

This site serves as an archive for articles and translations. All content on this site is intended for the personal enjoyment of SM fans who have a healthy understanding of mutual adult consent. This site is not intended to provide "truths," nor is it meant to be used as a teaching aid. The Kinbakunomicon bears no responsibility for the misuse and/or miscommunication of the contents herein.

About Faviola Llervu

Faviola Llervu is the creator and narrator of the Kinbakunomicon. She has translated for the bondage artist Kasumi Hourai's official website and for Nawapedia, and has presented at Bondage Expo Dallas. She is also a founding member of the Devil Mask Society (retired 2018). Faviola's main interest is in tracing the development of torture, eroticism, sadomasochism and censorship represented in Japanese media from pre-modern times to today, as well as understanding its impact on early SM in Japan.

All translations on this site are by Faviola Llervu unless otherwise noted.


Faviola can be reached at kinbakunomicon@gmail.com

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As of August 2020, Faviola Llervu has agreed to accept ownership and management of Nawapedia, a rope wiki for Japanese bondage founded in 2009 by Ugo. Thank you Ugo for all your hard work and dedication to making SMPedia and Nawapedia great resources for everyone interested in Japanese rope bondage.

If you would like to join in and help Nawapedia grow, we are looking for both translators and contributors. Please send a message to info@nawapedia.com for more information.