began his rope journey in 2007 when he set foot in Osada Steve’s Ikebukuro dojo in Tokyo. After taking his first lesson and attending one of Osada Steve’s shows, he began to seriously pursue the study of Japanese erotic rope bondage. That journey led him to study in Los Angeles and to his frequent trips to Japan ultimately leading to him being accepted into the school of kinbaku Grandmaster Yukimura Haruki in 2010. As a member of Yukimura sensei’s ryuu, he has been given the name Haru Yutaka and has been awarded a menkyo or teaching certificate (one of only 15 people in the world and one of 2 in North America), allowing him to teach Yukimura’s unique style of erotic rope. Zetsu has also had the honor of working and studying with famed kinbaku photographer Sugiura Norio, fueling his passion for kinbaku photography as well.
His passion for teaching and rope has led him to create a series of classes that provide a fun and authentic approach to Japanese rope bondage. With a focus on technique and erotic play, his teaching style speaks to the heart and spirit of Japanese rope, with an emphasis on safety and mutual gratification and enjoyment for all involved.
When not teaching rope or hosting events at the LA Rope dojo, he edits the online magazine Kinbaku Today and runs Ai Nawa, an online shop where he imports books, videos, rope, and kinbaku accessories from Japan.