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Shibaris Artistic Value

Shibari’s Artistic Value

It is ironic that the first form of Japanese bondage was actually a way of torture. However, as it frequently happens in human history, activities originated in a very different realm end up becoming a cultural staple on its own. Think, for example, on the phonograph. Edison’s original intention was that it served as a…
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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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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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Shibari in Postwar America

Shibari in Postwar America

I was doing some research for a study in the exchange between American and Japanese cultures. You know: they like Elvis, we eat sushi. Anyway, when a very old woman told me this story, I knew I had to write it down. It proved how Shibari in postwar America began to tak shape. Here it…
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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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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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The Kinbaku Society of Berlin

The Kinbaku society of Berlin is the forum for a group of enthusiastic and creative people who gather together to study the art of Kinbaku and the eroticism connected to it. This group is of different ages, genders and nationalities, but they all live in Berlin and share the love of Kinbaku. The Kinbaku Society…
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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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