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Shibari for the Wrong Reasons

Shibari for the Wrong Reasons

She came to see me at the end of a performance. She wanted Shibari for all the wrong reasons. And she thought it could be summed up like this: step one, tie her; step two, fuck her. She believed a true kinbakushi would spend all the tying time talking dirty to his bottom; and that…
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A Shibari neighbor

A Shibari Neighbor

Mister Yokoyama was, for the most part, a quiet neighbor. He was kind, of course, and said “Hi!” whenever he found someone on the street. But he rarely left his house, except for buying groceries. He must have been fifty-something, but he was still a strong man. He used to work for hours in his…
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Unexpected Master

Unexpected Master

Cindy was all the fun you could get in a small package! She was my roomie in college, and we instantly became friends. She was the kind of girl who spends an hour choosing the color of her nail polish, and then another hour studying a complex legal principle to turn in the best paper…
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Happy Birthday Kinbakushi

Happy Birthday, Kinbakushi!

Sixty is a difficult age. One the one hand, you’ve learned plenty, lived plenty, and enjoyed plenty; that’s good. On the other, you’ve seen too much, you’re tired and embittered, and you don’t feel strong enough for the things you used to do without getting tired. I had no idea many people would say to…
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Shibari Is Not for Everyone

Shibari Is not for Everyone

They call me “master”. For me, that word implies a serious compromise. It took me ten years to deserve the title of “kinbakushi”, an expert in the art of Kinbaku, the erotic Japanese bondage. That’s why my students trust me. And that’s why I have to be totally honest with them and let them know…
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Kinbakushi

Kinbakushi

Japanese rope bondage started with Hojojutsu, which is a military form of torture, humiliation, and restraint. Hojojutsu evolved into Shibari, which is the art of rope bondage for aesthetic purposes. Kinbaku, on the other hand, is more directly connected to sexuality, although it doesn’t always end up with sexual intercourse. In any case, it can…
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Isabelle Hanikamu

Isabelle Hanikamu is a Kinbakushi, Nawashi Japanese rope bondage performer and educator. She grew up in the south of France, and then moved to Paris in the early ’80s. There, she discovered rope bondage while working for the adult film industry, and fell in love with this art. After this, she began to learn and…
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Most Common Japanese Terms in Shibari

Shibari is a Japanese art of restraint. Although it is known and practiced around the world, the original terminology is in Japanese. Therefore, you should familiarize yourself with its jargon. That’s why here we present the most common Japanese terms in Shibari. Asanawa – Rope made of bast fibre, typically from jute or hemp.Bakshi –…
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Nawashi

Nawashi is a Japanese term which, in the art of Shibari, means rope artist. It literally means! a maker of rope”, but in the BDSM community means “rope artist”. It’s the kind of person who has some recognized knowledge in the history erotic art of kinbaku. In order to become a Nawashi, a person needs…
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Nawashi Kanna

Nawashi Kanna is a Japanese rope artist and performer, a Kinbakushi. Considered the successor of Akechi Denki, he has studied the rope methods used by the police and armed forces. From there, he has developed his own original kinbaku style, the Nawashi Kanna style. Nawashi Kanna’s style derives many of its forms from hojojutsu. So,…
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