Japanese Bondage

Japanese AV >> The origins of Japanese bondage
The word “shibari” means tie in Japanese. The proper term to refer to the Japanese bondage is actually kinbaku, whose origins date back to the 1920s, when the Japanese became erotic bondage itself. Previously he was martial or military use. Indeed, in the years 1200/1300, the samurai (warrior monks and peasants) serving lords (Daymios) have used this technique from China and arrived via Korea (commonly accepted hypothesis for the origins of many technical been inspired by the Chinese). They tied the prisoners in this way, that it was for a performance or an exchange.


From the Edo era, and for about two and a half centuries, was gradually codified this “martial art” seven types of punishment, color codes applied to strings, codes of fasteners according to the social rank the prisoner, the mistake he had made, and if it was a law, or otherwise. We do not attached the same way prisoners. Not only was attached sentenced to execution, but it could also be to humiliate publicly exposed and sometimes several days. Between 1866 and 1870, going from the Edo period to the Meiji period, fundamental event for Japan – and the kinbaku. Samurai no longer had the right to exercise. They are either hidden or enlisted in the army, or the police in the last two cases, the japanese bondage has become a martial art that could be likened to aikido (it stops, it freezes, it attached). The erotic is still hidden. But where? …

The relationship between and attached appender

The kinbaku is an emotional attachment between the person and the one that is attached. The appender must act quickly, and awareness that has power over the attached. You never see a spider slowly take its prey. The rope is only a tool: the hands and arms of the appender act quickly and accurately. And the person attached moves she hands the appender, and completely abandoned.

Speed of the gesture, but paradoxically slow (establishment of the figure). There should be no brutality. Caressing gesture, but firm. In fact, there is a kind of rhythm that moves throughout the session. The kinbaku integral part of BDSM. Take power, control over someone tying is an act of domination, even if the act is “softer” practice BDSM. Not need whips or riding crops, unless we want to go further. Professor Phil had also criticized for being too … SM is obtained by kinbaku a result, as BDSM, without using violence or pain.

The japanese bondage (kinbaku) is a long learning process, and responds to rules, figures. It is true that everyone can release his creative instincts in this area, but it will have the basic skills. At one point, the student is already very advanced “than the technique” to enter practice almost instinctive. He will see that it will dial the figure, a bit like motorcycle racing, before a series of bends, should look at the latter, the other is already displayed.

the material

The strings are obviously crucial. In Japanese, the strings are always natural, what differentiates japanese bondage Anglo-Saxon, or “western bondage.” “Nawa Shibari” means tied with a rope. Shibari: attach, Nawa: the rope. In Japanese, the word hemp does not exist. And hemp rope does not exist in Japan. There is as jute ropes. They are natural, then, and if they are dyed, it is for purely dramatic for shows. There are specialized cordage, one of them in Osaka, Phil and any strings that it sells or lends to his students. He takes great care of its own strings. They must be nurtured, solid – does one imagine a rope break for a suspension? In the tradition, the length of a string should be three and a half times the size of bondageur. Among Japanese people small, one arrives at the strings of seven meters. In the West, we reach lengths between eight and nine feet long. Longer would be useless, if not to have unused meters of rope, bondage once completed. And what to do? This is also a kind of test: how to finish a bondage aesthetically, without letting the rope dangling!

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