Category: Shibari History

Seiu Ito

Seiu Ito is “The Father of Kinbaku”. Specifically, he was a Japanese painter who displayed great imagination, honesty, and creativity. Actually, Ito conjured things that many of us couldn’t even imagine today. Kinbaku means “tight binding” and it is a Japanese style of bondage. Actually, it involves tying a person up using visually intricate patterns…
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History of Bondage

Rope Bondage has three main styles: Japanese, also known as Shibari, Western Rope Bondage, and decorative Rope bondage. They all differ in different ways.  I will give you a brief history of bondage to show where these influences originated. This does not mean that people didn’t tie up for sexual enjoyment before that time though.…
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Hojojutsu

Kinbaku or shibari is an erotic art from Japan that started with hojojutsu. This is the traditional martial art from this country which has its principles in rope restraint. The term hojojutsu means the “art of seizing with help of a rope.” Law enforcement and samurais used it in the Edo era (from 1602 to…
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Seiu Ito

Seiu Ito was born in Asakusa Tokyo in 1882. He was a Japanese painter and the creator of Kinbaku, known in the world as Bondage or Shibari. On imagination, he conjures scenes difficult to imagine—and much more difficult to recreate. In a society as hermetic and mysterious as the Japanese, where it is complex to…
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Early Japanese Slavery

To understand the real origins of Japanese bondage, also known as Shibari or kinbaku, we have to understand early Japanese slavery. For this, we will have to travel back in time to the 3rd century AD. This is when Japan had an official slave system during the Yamato period. At this time, masters referred to…
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