The London Shibari Festival

The London Shibari Festival is also known as The London Festival of The Art of Japanese Bondage. It is a unique festival where the main focus is to promote Kinbaku, the Japanese Bondage also known as Shibari. Here, you will find performance art of Shibari as a way of erotic communication. Also, the event shares knowledge about Shibari and its cultural context.

The London Shibari Festival is an educating, illuminating, exciting and fun, 4-day weekend annual festival. It usually takes place in the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green. The festival features all aspects of the Kinbaku/Shibari art. It includes both the traditional and the modern art of Japanese bondage.

The event seeks to improve and bring new presenters and performers each year. It is themed with Japanese decor, food, drinks and live music, demonstrations of Shibari, an art exhibition with live shows, film night, rope parties with non-stop performances, Question & Answer sessions, classes, presentations, rope peer workshop, free practice, other activities,  and of course women in Kimonos.

The London Shibari Festival is a “you don’t wanna miss it” bondage event. It brings together famous artists inspired by Japanese bondage, as well as dedicated bondage fans in a friendly all-inclusive, non-fetish environment.

Every year the festival attracts international visitors, artist and performers from all over the world. It also gathers Shibari masters such as Hajime Kinoko, a Japanese young hibakusha, Akechi Denki, Nawashi Murakawa, Dr Phill, Shadow, Mark Verley, Rod MacDonald and others.

The presenters at the festival always show skill, reputation, and passion towards the art of Shibari. The event wants to show the multi-facets of Shibari, bringing to life its meaning through the different and unique styles of the presenters, where you will find devotees of this art full with intense emotion and magic.

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