Category: Shibari Glossary

Wabi-Sabi

Wabi-Sabi

Wabi-Sabi is an aesthetic concept, which provides a measure of how distant Western and Eastern thought can sometimes be. While Western thought considers symmetry, proportion, and, above all, perfection, as the essential ingredients of beauty, Wabi-Sabi is an appreciation of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Wabi-Sabi is very important in Shibari and Bondage.…
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Wari

Wari

Wari is an intuition of the most appropriate element for a specific situation in a bondage scene. As Kinbaku master Nureki says: “So many women, so many ways of Kinbaku”. This means that a rigger should never act unimaginatively, according to a formula. Rather, he must look for the one most appropriate element to include…
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Ganjigarame

Ganjigarame

Ganjigarame is a Shibari technique. Although it may present several variations, it essentially consists in tying a person from head to foot. As you can infer, it is a complex technique, which takes time and requires additional safety measures. Ganjigarame aims for total restraint. It can be the basis for an intense scene. It is…
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Chokyo

Chokyo

Chokyo originally meant the training of an animal. Since it involves punishment, it should be understood in the sense of the metaphorical breaking of an animal. That is, the breaking of its will. We can think of chokyo as the reason behind a beast used for farming purposes not making an effort to break free.…
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Kinbakushi

Kinbakushi

Japanese rope bondage started with Hojojutsu, which is a military form of torture, humiliation, and restraint. Hojojutsu evolved into Shibari, which is the art of rope bondage for aesthetic purposes. Kinbaku, on the other hand, is more directly connected to sexuality, although it doesn’t always end up with sexual intercourse. In any case, it can…
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SSC

SSC

SSC stands for Safe, Sane, and Consensual. Those three words sum up the ethics of Shibari. Even though there are still many people who think according to the old taboo, for which Shibari in particular and BDSM in general is a perversion, that is, a sick and inadmissible deviation of sexuality, bondage practices become more…
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Shibari news - agura tie

Agura Shibari Tie

Before learning about the agora shibari tie, know that rope bondage can be dangerous and you should not attempt it without proper training. Agura Shibari Tie – the Principle The Agura Shibari tie (Yukawaza) is a folded leg tie in which the person is in a folded-leg position in the style of a lotus flower.…
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Difference between Rigger, Nawashi, and Bakushi

Whether you practice Kinbaku, Shibari or Bondage, the person who is tying has a specific name. Therefore, you should know the difference between rigger, nawashi, and bakushi. Depending on what you do, you will use one term or another. In the end, the way to refer to the person tying depends on whether you are…
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Shibari Terms and useful language.

Shibari is a Japanese art, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the most common Shibari terms and useful language. Shibari means tight binding, and it is a practice that requires many different ties. Every Shibari practitioner will be applying different ties during a Shibari scene. Most of the names of the ties include…
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Most Common Japanese Terms in Shibari

Shibari is a Japanese art of restraint. Although it is known and practiced around the world, the original terminology is in Japanese. Therefore, you should familiarize yourself with its jargon. That’s why here we present the most common Japanese terms in Shibari. Asanawa – Rope made of bast fibre, typically from jute or hemp.Bakshi –…
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