Category: History

Shibari and Self-Control

We live in a world which is always in a hurry. We’re always trying to save time, even if this means doing things in a rush. This obsession with doing things fast leads to many health problems, as well as to psychological issues, such as anxiety. Among its many benefits, Shibari can act as an…
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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

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

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 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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Shibari from Brutality to Art

Japanese bondage has evolved over the centuries. This evolution has transformed Shibari from brutality to art. Shibari has its roots in hojojutsu, which is a Japanese Martial Art of the 16th century. Hojojustu teaches how to use ropes to capture and tie prisoners. Actually, it was a form of torture or punishment. Japan has the…
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Shibari the sacred bond

Shibari is the ancient Japanese art of bondage. But it is not just about knots. Actually, their practitioners consider Shibari the sacred bond. Kinbaku is a variation of Shibari, whichtakes the skill of tying into a more emotional and sensual direction. Shibari and Kinbaku are two of the most popular BDSM practices in Western culture.…
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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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Western and Japanese Shibari

Shibari has different styles. However, there are two main categories: Japanese Shibari and Western Shibari. Each category has different categories that identify them. Although they both involve tying someone, In order to distinguish Western Shibari from Japanese Shibari, there is a particular characteristic in which they differ. In Western Shibari, a person is tied so…
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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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