Category: Shibari History

Shibari in the era of Instagram

Shibari in the era of Instagram

Shibari is one of the most recent developments of the millenary art of rope bondage. Instagram, on the other hand, is a social network with a decade of existence. What can they possibly have in common? More than you think! Read the article and find out about the evolution of Shibari in the era of…
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Shibari and the Pandemic

Shibari and the Pandemic

The pandemic was a difficult time for everyone. Fear, uncertainty, and despair took their toll on all of us. However, not everything is bad news. Two years of pandemic, and especially, of lockdowns, opened unexpected perspectives for Shibari and other bondage practices. Shibari and the pandemic are not opposites. First of all, fear led to…
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Shibari Kinbaku and Hojojutsu

Shibari Kinbaku and Hojojutsu

Although these terms: Shibari, Kinbaku and Hojojutsu, are sometimes used indiscriminately, they represent different periods within the history of bondage. Knowing their meanings more precisely can lead to a greater understanding of bondage. If ropes are becoming your best friends, it is important that you know more about the terminology involved. Hojojutsu refers to the…
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Recent History of Shibari

Recent History of Bondage

The recent history of bondage begins with the postwar reconstruction of Japan. This brought a new wave of interest in its culture. The American soldiers of the occupation brought many things with them when they came back home to the US. It is common knowledge that these included food, chopstick, martial arts, and geishas. However,…
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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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Shibari History

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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