Remembering Miura Takumi

passed away on November 1st, 2021 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was best known as one of the...


The Colors of Iroha (いろはのいろ)

A new book of photos by Erisa Sota (well known photographer in Japan, frequently seen at 's workshops, events, and nawa kai)...

Announcement: TEN

TEN is a collection of images over the past 10 years of our photographic journey and rope evolution in this beautiful book.  It has been...

New Film Features Japanese Female Bakushi

A new film by French director Jean-Armand Bougrelle, Bound, will focus on the emergence of female bakushi within the Japanese SM scene. The documentary focuses...

MyNawashi Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research

MyNawashi is offering a full rope kit for auction to support breast cancer research. Bids are open until Oct 31. Bids can...

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