Shibari news

A collection of articles from some of the best Japanese bondage sites:

Earlier
For my first visit to Japan I had the pleasure and the honour to be photographed by Sugiura Norio in the ropes of Naka Akira. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget… What better time to share some of the images now that I just landed in Tokyo for a second visit ? The full set and backstage videos are available here. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Once upon a tie: Gorgone
shimenawa
Shimenawa If we are to believe lexicographer Jonathan Green you could introduce your “silent flute” to “Mount Pleasant” in order to “make feet for children's stockings” or present your “credentials” to the “Netherlands” for some “horizontal refreshment” and you would still be playing the same old in-and-out game employing penis and vagina for procreation. In other words there is no “one correct” way of saying it. Things are going to become even more complicated if you wanted to describe specific copulation “techniques”. The Kamasutra describes 64 types of sexual acts while its Japanese equivalent, the Shijuhatte (四十八手) lists 48 sexual positions. Next time you are with your significant other you may want to check out the ekiben (駅弁) style. On the face of it, it translates to “station lunch”, but is also a euphemism for sex in the standing position. The story goes that female vendors of bento (弁当, lunch boxes) would occasionally entertain travelers with “horizontal refreshment” too; the verticality of it being necessitated by a lack of time and space. Having now delved on sex and lunch boxes, it's only natural to dedicate a few words to the box tie, the bread-and-butter tie in shibari. In Japanese it is called either takatekote (高手小手) or gote (後手). It isn't entirely inconceivable that a Western person unfamiliar with Japanese shibari terminology may feel compelled to “contribute” his or her (educated?) opinion on that matter. To a certain extent this isn't dissimilar to having an Asian person who doesn't speak Scottish trying to teach others the “proper” word for pussy in Edinburgh. Should someone (again) try to draw you into a discussion about the definition of takatekote versus gote, just mention that there is no one single truth or true word to be found, just as there is no one single correct way of tying. [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Source: Tokyo Bound: Osada Steve
I'm still in Australia… super busy as ever, but having the best time (I love this place too much)! This arrived in my inbox mid-way through the Sydney Rope Festival… New music video, featuring some of my self suspension work, for the new single ‘Love the Pain' by Jagga (super awesome track… go and listen to it. Now.) Also, a little article about it in Clash Magazine. Directed by Dominic O'RiordenHair & make-up by Alexis Day [...]
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Source: Gestalta
N. and W. are " VisualSanctity ; a hot, loving and talented rope duo. For her birthday N. was offered to be tied by me and photographed by her beloved W. It was the first time N. was tied by someone else than W. and I feel grateful for the trust they both put in me and that I was given the pleasure to tie with such an amazing woman. [...]
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Source: Once upon a tie: Gorgone
An intimate afternoon with Alex Dirty Von P at " La Place des Cordes. Video by JW Trent. Paris 2014 [...]
Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Source: Once upon a tie: Gorgone