OSADA STEVE

Kinbaku Artist, Stage Performer and Educator

Born in Germany

Osada Steve is a Bakushi apprenticed by the late Grandmaster Osada Eikichi. Formerly a photographer in Tokyo, Osada Steve has become widely recognized both in Japan and internationally as a highly skilled rope artist, stage performer and educator since 1998.

2014
Third Osada-ryu world meet at Osada-ryu Honbu Dojo, Tokyo for intensive Instructor Training.

2013
Second Osada-ryu world meet at Osada-ryu Honbu Dojo, Tokyo for intensive Instructor Training.

2012
First Osada-ryu world meet at Osada-ryu Honbu Dojo, Tokyo for intensive Instructor Training.

2011
Charity Show (TKS) generating JPY 258,00 for Eathquake Relief Fund
Two two-week Shibari intensives
Workshops and Opera performance at Club Rosas 5, Barcelona
Workshops in Hamburg and at Vienna Kinbaku Dojo
Workshops at Copenhagen Shibari Dojo, Denmark
Two two-week Shibari Intensives
Three-week Shibari Intensive
Workshop series in Melbourne, Australia
Presented at Sydney Xplore plus special shibari workshops in Sydney
Interviewed by European TV for Kinbaku documentary
Started webcam feeds of Kinbaku Live Nights for US website
Represented Germany at Toubaku, International Kinbaku Festival

2010
Three-week Shibari Intensive
Workshops at Club Rosas 5, Barcelona
Workshops at Osada-ryu Dojo Berlin, Germany
Workshops at Copenhagen Shibari Dojo, Denmark
Renewal Open of Studio SIX
Total make-over and relaunch of JapanBondage.tv
10th Anniversary of Studio SIX, onsen photo tour with special customers
Started producing and directing for major US spanking website
Started rope work for Sugiura Norio Kinbaku photo shoots
Black Decadance, performance and "shibari hodai" tying up guests
SM World At Night, special performance at Furinkaikan with Shima Shiko

2009
Two-week Shibari Intensive
Three-week Shibari Intensive
First release of "Aiko" Photo Book
Workshops at Osada Kinbaku Dojo Berlin, major performance at Avalon, workshops in London (Esinem World Headquarters)
Departing for yearly European Workshop Tour, first stop Copenhagen
Embarking on major hojojutsu, hobakujutsu, torinawajutsu mission
Full month of photo shoots (Photo Club), "satsuekai"
Started weekly Studio SIX Light performances to complement regular Kinbaku Live nights
Shows at Kujo OS, Osaka
Special Valentine performance at Tokyo Decadance
Obtained the domain kinbaku.com at auction
Three-week Shibari Intensive with Maestro Kurt of Club Rosas, Barcelona

2008
40 shows at Kujo OS, Osaka
20 shows at Kokura AQ, Kyushu
Record breaking sales position the original Osada Rope as the gold standard used by professionals worldwide
Performed at SM Taikai at Kabukicho DX
Shooting Shibari documentary for German TV
Received special recognition and Bakushi name "Harumine" from Yukimura Haruki
Special SM Taikai performances at Hamageki, Yokohama
Workshops, instructor training, and official opening of Osada-ryu Dojo Berlin
40 shows at Kujo OS, Osaka
Performed at SM Taikai at Kabukicho DX
Special Valentine performance at Tokyo Decadance
First Osada-ryu certificates given to licensed instructors

2007
Special performance at Sleeping Beauty, Tokyo
Produced a 4-DVD SM series for Kansai Media
Special performance at Kitty Fire (aka Department H) in Tokyo
Developed a special 10-month Shibari training program for staff at SM bar Mode et Baroque
Established worldwide dealer network for original Osada Shibari & Kinbaku Rope
40 shows at Kujo OS, Osaka. Special performance at Sadistic Circus, Tokyo
Established Osada-ryu and inaugurated Osada-ryu Honbu Dojo in Tokyo
Four weeks of workshops, special gala performances, and video shoots in Berlin
Performed at SM Taikai at Kabukicho DX
First Annual Shibari Clinic for intensive students from North America
Japan producer for Hito Steyerl's "Lovely Andrea" film for Documenta Kassel
Started training under Yukimura Haruki to study newaza and shuchinawa techniques

2006
Attackers video with Naka Akira, Randa Mai, Chiba Eizoh, Mira Kurumi, Kato Taka and others
40 performances at Kujo OS, Osaka
56-Camera 3D/CG film project plus gala show
Shows at Kabukicho DX
Second European Kinbaku Tour with workshops, demos, performances, and video shoots
xplore06 in Berlin
40 performances at Kujo OS, Osaka
Filming for KMC in Fukuoka
Video shoots for hogtied.com and waterbondage.com
Started monthly gigs at Sasquatch
Special performance at TKS The Gate, Tokyo Kink Society

2005
Performance at The Gate, Yokohama
Performance at Nanohana, Kabukicho
40 performances in Sapporo
Performances at Kabukicho DX
40 performances at Kujo OS, Osaka
45 performances in Okinawa and Kyushu
Kinbaku shoot for Sundance Film Festival
Performance at Bonobo Bar
Performance at Nightmare
Shows at Kabukicho DX
Shows at Wakamatsu Gekijo, Funabashi
Joint performance with Amrita at Loft Plus One

2004
80 shows in 20 days at Kujo OS, Osaka
Started monthly gigs at Ranbukan, Randa Mai's place in Nogizaka
Shibari shoot for Playboy TV
Starring in several SM movies and shooting a major Shibari Documentary.
8-week European Kinbaku Tour. Performances and workshops in Berlin, Hamburg, Paris.
Shows at Wakamatsu Gekijo, Funabashi
East Meets West vol. 2, joint performances with Drachenmann from Germany at Jail Tokyo
80 shows in 20 days at Kujo OS, Osaka
Joint performance with Nawashi Monko at Loft Plus One
Performances and workshops in Hong Kong
Performances and workshops in Berlin, Germany

2003
Established Osada Studios and started producing for Japanese and overseas video companies
Special performance at Sadistic Circus
Started career as nawashi for Japanese video production companies
Shows at Omiya Gekijo
East Meets West vol. 1, joint performances with Drachenmann from Germany at Jail Tokyo and Loft Plus One
Weekly guest performer at Jail Tokyo

2002
Joint performance with Kazami Ranki at Loft Plus One
Special Halloween performance organized by Ginza Black Heart
Special Osada Eikichi Memorial performance at Roppongi Mistress Bar
Changed the concept of Studio SIX (approx. 100 performances per year) to also include dojo facilities for intensive Kinbaku studies
Special Osada Eikichi Memorial performance at Omiya Gekijo
Osada Steve Shibari art published in Vogue
2001
Special Osada Eikichi Memorial performance at Roppongi Jail
Osada Steve Shibari art published in Wirerd Magazine

2000
Opened Studio SIX to house Osada Seminar

1999
On stage with Osada Eikichi at Roppongi Mistress Bar

On Film
Producing and directing for Kansai Mania Club, Genuine, JapDevils and others. Starring in Master Costello, Kink.com, Happy Fish, Attackers, Art Video and other labels.

In Print
Featured in, written or photographed for Wired, GQ, Vogue, Marie Claire, Issue One, Skin Two, Schlagzeilen, Bondage Magazine, Secret, Tokyo Journal, Fetish Japan, SM Sniper, Mania Club, Tsukasa Shobo, Burst and other magazines.

Online
Osada Ryu website.

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