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Osada Eikichi (Master Shibari Sensei)

The great Osada Eikichi is the godfather of modern Japanese Rope Bondage (or, as we know it here, Shibari). People widely credit him with becoming a pioneer of live SM acts and performances in Japan from the 60s onwards. He spent the last eight months of his life in a home for the elderly. This…
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Shibari Rope Care

In this entry we will explain Shibari rope care. Hemp ropes are the most common for the practice of rope bondage. Their life span depends entirely on how you maintain and take care of yours. You need to keep them safe and increase their shelf life. Preservations Methods In order to properly store your ropes,…
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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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Shibari by Juan José Burzi: A Review

Desire Slaves Shibari, by Juan José Burzi, is composed of nine tales: a catalog of perverse emotions expressed through the manipulation of bodies in the most varied ways. The story that gives the volume its title is about a group of people. They are passionate about the erotic bondage technique and meet in a dojo…
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Ladina and Andreas: She Enjoys When He Causes Her Pain

Shibari is the art of tying—and it can save relationships. For example, here’s the story of Ladina and Andreas. Ladina and Andreas Ladina closes her eyes and takes a deep breath. She drinks the smell of the hemp rope with which her husband Andreas caresses her face. His features become smooth and peaceful, taking on…
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Shibari in Modern Times

Discover why Shibari in modern times has become one of the most popular practices. To begin with, Shibari means “to tie” or “tie.” This tendency goes much farther than violence and the domination and submission that one can experience with BDSM. Factors that comply with the practice of Shibari are multiple. Some examples are design…
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Twisted Monk Ropes

The one and only. The classic. Twisted Monk has been around since 2004 and has stood out for the quality of their ropes from the very beginning. You can find pretty much any kind of rope for Shibari that you are looking for ranging from hemp to cotton to POSH (spun polyester). Granted, they are…
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