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Kokigami: Performance Enhancing Adornments for the Adventurous Man Paperback – Aug 1 2000


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Revised edition (Aug. 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580082459
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580082457
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 0.6 x 28 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,089,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Playboy magazine (12/00) suggests KOKIGAMI for "enlivening your bedroom high jinks."

About the Author

BURTON SILVER is a cartoonist, inventor, and author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling WHY CATS PAINT. Silver studied psychology and sociology at Victoria University. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
HEATHER BUSCH has been a visual artist for nearly 30 years and is drawn to perceptions and paradigms that expand and entertain her mind. She has a fine arts degree in sculpture and has become internationally recognized for her paintings and photography. She lives in New Zealand.

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By A Customer on May 29 2002
Format: Paperback
Almost everyone is familiar with origami, the art of paper folding, but kokigami is a [bird]... of an entirely different feather. The first definitive instructional guide to this ancient Japanese art, KOKIGAMI brings to life-quite literally-this most mysterious practice from the Orient. Written specifically for Westerners, KOKIGAMI contains 14 beautiful little paper costumes that are a delight to make and a rare pleasure to use. The authors' writings on the history and lore of the art will intrigue anyone interested in Japanese paper arts, and the costumes themselves will fascinate and inspire those eager to add new and exciting dimensions to their intimate relationships.
64 pages - Full-color illustrations.
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Costumes. For your phallic appendage. These are puppets specifically designed for the male's eleventh digit. The colors in this book are quite vibrant. I think the authors are serious (though the pictures on their web site show them grinning quite deviously). A search of the web for the term "kokigami" indeed turns up over 700 hits (many duplicates). The whole idea of kokigami is just weird. It underscores that cultures can have radical differences.
I once read a book: Kokigami,
full of puppets to dress a salami,
of interest, sure,
if you have thoughts impure,
to lasciviously cavort on tatami.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Beware of Paper Cuts May 25 2006
By Joshua Koppel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is dedicated to the intimate art of the little paper costume. This is not origami and is closer to paper dolls. The book is nicely laid out and the introduction maintains the illusion of this being a true ancient artform. What is the artform? Well, it is to cut out and assemble little costumes or disguises to be placed over the erect male member.

The costumes span quite a rangr from a pig to a space shuttle. Most of the book is taken up with the heavy printed pages that comprise the parts of the costumes. If you were to actually go ahead with one of these constructions, the dicrections are quite simple and clear. Just watch out for paper cuts.

All in all there are 14 models. The are The Dragon, The Cock (rooster), The Squid, The Moth, The Pig, The Fish, The Horse, The Dog, The Rose, The Car, The Steam Engine, The Space Shuttle, The Fire Engine and The Private Investigator.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Too funny..... June 25 2005
By carpetauntie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a laugh-out-loud satire of eastern mysticism sex guides that take their subject way too seriously. Repeat: satire. There is no ancient Japanese erotic art of penis puppetry although the authors cleverly include an academic-sounding history and so forth, a la "Why Cats Paint" and other books by these tongue-in-cheek art critic / historians. (Must get ahold of their "Kama Sutra for Cats" some time). Anyway, this book is a scream, really. And there are little models complete with haiku dialogue you can try at home! Brilliant. Especially recommended as a gag gift to those of Asian descent sick and tired of having people around them ask about their "ancient Chinese secrets" and so forth.
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Ummm ... can we say certain words here? Sept. 8 2003
By Kilgore Gagarin - Published on Amazon.com
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Costumes. For your phallic appendage. These are puppets specifically designed for the male's eleventh digit. The colors in this book are quite vibrant. I think the authors are serious (though the pictures on their web site show them grinning quite deviously). A search of the web for the term "kokigami" indeed turns up over 700 hits (many duplicates). The whole idea of kokigami is just weird. It underscores that cultures can have radical differences.
I once read a book: Kokigami,
full of puppets to dress a salami,
of interest, sure,
if you have thoughts impure,
to lasciviously cavort on tatami.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Paper craft at its most erotic May 29 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Almost everyone is familiar with origami, the art of paper folding, but kokigami is a [bird]... of an entirely different feather. The first definitive instructional guide to this ancient Japanese art, KOKIGAMI brings to life-quite literally-this most mysterious practice from the Orient. Written specifically for Westerners, KOKIGAMI contains 14 beautiful little paper costumes that are a delight to make and a rare pleasure to use. The authors' writings on the history and lore of the art will intrigue anyone interested in Japanese paper arts, and the costumes themselves will fascinate and inspire those eager to add new and exciting dimensions to their intimate relationships.
64 pages - Full-color illustrations.
TOO MUCH FUN! Aug. 20 2010
By TylerRose. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I saw this when I worked for a book store. I LOVE IT!!! This is just too much fun for adventurous adults to have. Great bachelorette party gift! There are a couple for the woman to wear as well, but most are for the man.


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