Shibari is japanese and means to tie. Not just to throw strings or ropes around casually, but to do in a beautiful and esthetic way. The use of ropes has a long history in Japan, especially according to the Shinto-religion. Where the West tells fairytales about the princess being kept imprisoned in the tower, Japan tells the story of the young women being captured and tied up with ropes.

Kinbaku means to tie tight. But the meaning of the word, lies in the experience of being tied tight, and the mutual play between the two people who ties together. Also referred to as communication without words  – a very intense, intimate and present experience.

This form is originated from the Samurai-discipline Hojojutsu – to use ropes to capture and maintain prisoners. As a Samurai, it was a displine you had to master. Later it was also used to torture prisoners.

At some point during history, someone came to the idea to use it sexually. Some of the first erotic expressions in ropes I have come across, is the pictures of naked bound women taken by Ito Seiu in the beginning of the 2000th century.

 

 

There are many ways to be tied up:

  • It can be the gentle performance – the amazing estethic expression, where you present the model beatifully, almost artistically in amazing suspensions.
  • The more forcefully performance  – the pretty, yet suffering expression of the model – very popular in Japan.
  • The sensible, present play – the model melts, turns the thoughts out and gets entirely down in her body. Time freezes, and it is pure pleasure.
  • The intimate, erotic game, where fantasies flows. It becomes more dominant, and sexual energies are raised.
  • A hard and challenging binding – Japanese BDSM, a loving intense play with pain, shame and boundaries. The fantasies are blossoming, and you can live out your most secret dreams.