Books about Shibari

There are many books about Shibari. If you feel interested in this practice, either for its aesthetic or its erotic value, here are some recommendations.

Shibari in Japanese means “to tie”. Shibari comes from Hojo Jutsu, which is the martial art of restraining captives, used by the samurais. Hojo Jutsu was a form of imprisonment and torture, where the Samurais used different techniques to tie their prisoners. The type of tie used revealed the honour and status of the prisoner.

In 1900, Hojo Jutsu evolved into a new form of erotic art called Kinbaku. It is this art of erotic bondage what we now know as Shibari. Shibari is a style that creates patterns with rope in order to contrast them with the curves of the human body. Shibari is becoming increasingly popular.

Learning Shibari requires knowledge and practice. It is important to learn from a professional rigger. However, if you like to learn alone, you can find great books that will help you. They can also hep you to improve your practice.

Some of the best books for learning Shibari are Shibari you can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macram by Lee Harrington, More Shibari you can use: Passionate rope Bondage and Intimate Connection by Lee Harrington, Two Knotty Boys Back on the Ropes by Two Knotty Boys, Bound by Lorelei James, Essence of Shibari: Kinbaku and Japanese Rope Bondage by Shin Nawakari, Complete Shibari Volume 1 and 2 by Douglas Kent, Twist Me by Mia Monroe, Better Bondage for Every Body by Evie Vane, Rope Bondage The Smart Way by Pete Riggs, The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage by Midori.

If you are interested in Shibari you should definitely read a couple of these books.

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