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This was my first ever Shibunawakai: a Nawakai rope-play gathering organized by Aotsuki Nagare san, Kazami Ranki san and Nawanojyoh san, usually held in the Kansai region of West Japan. The three are well known professional Bakushi actively practicing all over Japan. Watching their rope work literally within centimetres of them, and additionally their positive interaction with the attendees was indeed wonderful. ‘Shibu nawa kai' means simply, a Nawakai (rope meeting) of shibui (dandy, well-dressed men), where young people and beginners are welcomed, and where all the participants are encouraged to tie or be tied in their own way. I believe that this may be the only rope meeting in Japan at which professional and amateur enthusiasts enjoy rope-play together just for fun. The 42nd Shibunawakai was held on Sunday July 12th 2015. They are usually held about once a month. This was only the third time that it was held in Tokyo, as nearly all of them are held in the west of Japan. The Tokyo Shibunawakai has only been held about once a year, and so many people come, especially women. At this Shibunawakai there were around three times as many rope bottom girls without a partner compared to rope tops, and I believe I understand why – it usually requires a lot of courage for a female rope bottom to attend a rope meeting alone. However, I felt very comfortable at Shibunawakai. I should explain a Shibunawakai specialty – Nawa nawa ken. This is a ballot ticket allocated to rope bottoms. The rope bottom writes down a rope top's name and then returns it, and the rope top must then tie the rope bottom without the power of veto. I found this a fantastic idea, and a lovely system for rope bottoms. Even the most shy girls who cannot directly say, “please tie me up”, found that deciding which rope top they would like to be tied by and giving them their vote was a lot easier. Moreover, I think most rope bottoms hesitate to ask rope tops when they seem to be busy. But with the Nawa nawa ken system, rope tops let rope bottoms know when they are ready and available. The number of times is also not limited, so a rope bottom can use the tickets as much as she wants. However, since the number of rope tops is limited, there might not always be enough time for everyone. But, since there is no expiration date for the Nawa nawa ken ticket, the rope tops promise that if you go to their place at a later date and show the ticket, they will tie you up. This shows that they really wish to grant the rope bottoms' desires. Well, so much for preliminaries. Now I would like to report my experience as a rope bottom at Shibunawakai. When I arrived at the meeting place at the stated time, quite a few people were already there, talking about rope bondage amongst themselves. I looked for an available space and joined [...]
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
Source: Kinbaku Today
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The past few weeks have been full of distractions: A week's diving in Dahab, the demise of various bits of electrical equipment, getting permissions for a refurbishment project, dealing with the furore around an alleged abuser and the libellous comments of his supporters, planning for Burning Man, redecoration of Chez Esinem…and all the usual stuff. Yep, no ... The post A new tutorial for ShibariClasses.com appeared first on ESINEM . [...]
Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Source: Esinem
Hello there, I'm going to be teaching in London quite a bit this August, so if anyone's interested in tuition – now's the time! Strappado & Self Suspension workshops Firstly, I'm teaching 2 workshops organised for by Anatomie Studios on 8th and 9th August; my strappado workshop, which I've been teaching quite a bit in the last year, and a new self suspension workshop, which I'll be teaching for the first time! The tickets have only been on sale a couple of days, but they're already almost sold out! So hurry if you want to come… the links are below: Strappado class on 8th August: https://www.facebook.com/events/660574267409298/ Self suspension class on 9th August: https://www.facebook.com/events/507540422731421/There is also an option to buy one ticket covering both events! Beginners I've also had a lot of requests about teaching beginners classes – and as a result I've decided to organise a small group workshop myself. I will be running this as an all day workshop in London on Sunday 16th August, for the absolute bargain price of only £50! The course plan that I use during my beginners workshops is below; if anyone has any questions, or would like to buy a ticket… just let me know on gestalta22@gmail.com! Part 1. This workshop is aimed at people who have no experience of shibari and aims to give a comprehensive overview of the basics, whilst also explaining the reasons and principles behind the things I'm teaching. I aim to give you an introduction to some of the most fundamental knots and frictions used in shibari, and also to help you begin thinking about the importance of ‘flow' when tying as I believe that working on this right from the beginning of your bondage journey will help you to progress later on. I will explain some of the most common safety concerns within bondage, and how to communicate about this effectively with your partner. For those that are interested, I'll talk a little about the origins of shibari in Japan, and it's development through to it's present day form – and will explain a bit about the differences between types of rope and which to choose. The ties in this course and ‘beginners 2′ are chosen both because it's important to learn these ties in themselves, but also because they're great tools for explaining the principles of bondage, rather than just learning to copy and follow a useless pattern. The ties we'll focus on are: – single column tie: I cover three variations of this tie within the workshop, in order to help explain the principle, however we will only be focusing on tying one of them. – ‘quick release' tie – double column tie – creating ‘ladders' Part 2. I continue to work on the idea of ‘flow' when tying and in addition I will explain how to choose a good tension to tie with. – Brief refresh of the ties from ‘Beginners 1′: single / double column, quick release, ladders. – Hojo wraps. – Simplified Gote, or ‘box tie'. – I will also demonstrate different ways of putting together elements covered during the parts of the beginners course to [...]
Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Source: Gestalta
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Kawakami Yuu, born March 3, 1982, is one of Japan's best known and most prolific kinbaku models and video stars. Originally performing as Morino Shizuku (debuting in 2004), she began using the name Kawakami Yuu while working for Cinemagic in 2007. As one of the most famous and popular SM models, she has appeared in hundreds of videos, magazines, and books and she works frequently with Akira Naka and Norio Sugiura. You can follow her on Twitter or on her blog at http://kawakami-yuu.livedoor.biz/ Below is a same of her work from several Sanwa publications over the past few years, many of which are available here. The post Model Spotlight: Kawakami Yuu (川上ゆう) appeared first on Kinbaku Today. [...]
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
Source: Kinbaku Today
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In 2001, Motz Publication released Punishment (罰) a gorgeous photo book of Naoko Hayashiba's images photographed by Alao Yokogi, one of his many photo books of “Talent Photos” (タレント写真集) for famous actresses and models in Japan. Naoko Hayashiba, herself, is an interesting figure. Famous both as an author of manga and as a professional Shoji (Japanese chess) champion, she was embroiled in scandal after it was revealed she was having an affair with Nakahara, one of Japan's Shoji legends. She was the youngest female champion at the age of 14 and held the title for 10 consecutive years. She retired in 1995, following the scandal but returned to Shoji 15 years later in 2010. During her absence from Shoji, she posed for a number of photo books. Punishment (罰) is notable to kinbaku enthusiasts due to a small section of the book (roughly 20 pages) which feature Hayashiba tied by the legendary Akechi Denki. The post Gallery: Akechi Denki's Naoko Hayashiba Photos appeared first on Kinbaku Today. [...]
Tue, Jul 21, 2015
Source: Kinbaku Today