If the Japanese are known for anything, it's their eccentricity. Take, for example, their fascination with school girls: from hentai anime to used panties in vending machines, now there's even a 33-member music act modeled after one of the country's most popular girl group. And these examples only touch the surface of an incredibly creative and at times perverse culture.

Nobuyoshi Araki is one of Japan's most prolific artists and a man who championed erotic photography. Araki became well-known for his depictions of Kinbaku, a Japanese style of bondage that uses ropes tied in intricate patterns. And at 75 years old, he has shown little sign of slowing down. Today, we take a look at his new photo series showcasing a surprisingly palatable selection of imagery -- a far cry from Araki's full-blown pornography. See above and learn more via AnOther.

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