Aibunawa and Semenawa: Pleasure and Endurance

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A lesson from Yukimura sensei Not long before Yukimura sensei passed away I was lucky to be able to spend some time with him in...

On the Cultural Differences of Kinbaku in Different Countries

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No matter where you live today, the rapidly growing information sharing streams have helped our communities discover, grow and evolve. Whereas just two decades ago...
For Beauty and Effect: Tying the Gote Kinbaku Today 1

For Beauty and Effect: Tying the Gote

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the takate kote

Why the Style and Patterns Do Not Matter in Kinbaku

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Surely kinbaku is getting more and more attention recently. It is getting little bit mainstream and popular, with shows, art galleries and even couple...

Stop the Gossiping and Griping!

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“Did you hear that so-and-so injured someone last week?” “I won’t tie with that person. I heard they’re a rapist.” “So I heard that so-and-so got...

The “Elitism” of Japanese Rope

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I started tying in 2006 or 2007. I can't really remember, exactly. But what I do remember was that when I started...

Rope and Kindness

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Sometimes the impetus for reflection comes from the most unlikely places.  A few years ago, I bought a woodblock print by Toshikata titled "Yamanouchi Kazutoyo's...
Rope is Love Kinbaku Today 2

Rope is Love

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Exploring the heart of kinbaku

On Not Teaching Rope

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Last week, I made the mistake of logging onto Fetlife and reading some rope posts. I really should know better. I came across a...

Quelle Surprise or “I Tie and I Know Things”

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For the past decade, I have been warning people of the problems and limitations of focusing kinbaku so intensely on technique, without thinking about the heart of it. The focus has been, almost exclusively, on the how to tie, rather than the why we tie. And by why, I don't mean "why we use a munter hutch here, rather than there." I mean motivation. I mean passion. I mean desire. I mean fantasy. I mean heart.

Haiku of Rope

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I have been thinking a lot about the relationship between rope and words, particularly in relation to the practice of tying. I was struck by...

5 More Benefits of Rope Bondage — Whether You’re Kinky or Not

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Longing to be bound to the bedpost blindfolded? Or maybe being tied naked to a tree is more your cup of tea. If visions...