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The basic of Japanese rope bondage theories

15th March, 2016

The basic of Japanese rope bondage theories

15th March, 2016

One of the longest waits I've ever had ordering a book online, taking almost five weeks to arrive, this wonderful piece by Arisue Go was worth the wait. If you add any novel to your Kinbaku-book collection, then you won't want to miss this one! With Japanese only text with chapter titles being the only exception, this would normally be an immediate deterrent if it wasn't for the images.The instructions in this book are easy to understand since it contains a lot of useful illustrations (drawings and photos) to show each and every step of the techniques. Being someone that embraces interest in SM, finding opportunities to learn knew tying techniques without traveling abroad from a nawashi master is hard. From the easy to understand techniques at the beginning, the book focuses on different variations of the Go-te Shibari and how it can be incorporated in to other ties. The Agura (cross-leg bindings) for example, starts with a three-rope variation of the Gote Shibari and then adding leg bindings to restrain your bottom even further. The section dedicated to the variations of Gote Shibari, are far more detailed and advanced then any other book I've had the opportunity of reading. Arisue Go takes complex ties and makes them look easy. Starting from a single one-rope tie continuing up to advanced suspensions, a lot of ideas are being covered in a short period of time. Fortunately the outline is straight forward and slowly builds on techniques learned in previous chapters. Even Japanese woman portrayed in the book are very beautiful and displayed in typical Japanese sm fashion. — You'll never see them smile, which is something that I have always found odd. Western woman, even under duress tend to smile when a camera is on them.

Jute rope care done right

This is one of the few books that I have read that covers in great length the care needed in conditioning raw jute rope. Every single step is covered in amazing detail. From boiling, singing over a gas flame, to final conditioning with wax and oils. Each step is pictured in detail with the author performing every action. The attention to detail is show in the images of the author.

Self-bondage the Japanese way

An advantage some may find is the complete section on self-restraint. This chapter has a beautiful young Japanese woman performing two different self-bondage techniques under the supervision of Arisue Go. ADD NAMES and descriptors. The self-bondage teaches many variations that will help you understand the form of a number of ties. Knowing the basics will help you advance through this chapter with ease. Even if you don't understand Japanese, looking at the pictures leaves nothing to the imagination. The angles shown in the self-restraint chapter, make the ties easy to follow.

The flawless box tie

Talk about delivering in-depth knowledge on a single tie. Almost an entire section of the book is dedicated to the Gote shibari. Arisue Go's variations stems from over 9,000 rope bondage sessions, spanning almost fifty years. The box tie is broken up in to three sections. Each subsequent section builds on the previous tie by adding more rope and making minor alterations. You will go from a simple one rope box ties, to an astonishingly beautiful three rope gote shibari that is worthy enough of a suspension. By the time you reach the final chapters, you will see how easy it is to place your anchor points on the harness. One thing that is unique about the authors variation of the box tie, is how it uses frictions between kannukis. This keeps the rope from sliding while under load. This is considered more traditional, while modern variations for the kannukis without adding frictions between them. This allows the rope to move as the tension changes under dynamic suspensions. This greatly reduces fatigue on the arms and helps mitigate chances of nerve damage. It will never reduce the risk to zero. Your main line of defense for nerve damage, is still clear communication between the top and bottom.

Book construction

The binding of the book is just ok. I find when spreading pages open, there are tell-tell signs of the sheets separating from the spine. This makes my hands more nimble when handling since I do not want to destroy this book in a few readings. As long as you don't flatten the book out, it should last a long time. The dust cover is beautiful, though it is far beyond pg-13 coffee table viewing. The front cover has a wonderful bare bottomed woman tied in a signature Gote shibari that is explained in the book. While the back of the dust cover displays all six of the ties that are taught.

What you will find inside

The kinbaku tutorials covered in the book are Arisue's own variations that stem from years of guidance and decades of experience. Broken in to four colored sections, the following is what they cover. Blue Section is for beginners and individuals that do not have a partner to practice on. Rope making, proper coiling, and self-binding make for a great intro to rope bondage tutorials. Advancing to the next section Red, the difficulty levels rises dramatically. You will find variations of forward binding, groin binding, hunting slings, and open leg bindings. The next section is where the book really shines and comes together. Green starts covering the Gote Shibari, from a simple single-rope ties to a three-rope masterpiece with some leg bindings thrown in. The final chapter covers various suspension-techniques based on the box ties learned in the previous chapters. Burgundy is not for the novices. Almost all of these ties should be learned from Arisue Go himself. While the images do an amazing job portraying what needs to be done, it will never replaced hands on learning.

The Nawashi behind the book

Published in February, 2008, this marks the third book that Arisue Go has penned. Arisue Go is one of the world's top kanbakushi (Japanese bondage artist). Born in 1954, he became interested in rope bondage at an early age. He was greatly influenced at a youthful age by the paintings of the legendary bondage artist Seiu Ito and the works of Akira Minomura. His career as a nawashi started in the early 1970's when he began working for popular SM magazines of the golden age era like SM Select, SM Fan, and SM Kitan. With his unmistakable style, it was not longer before bondage movies sought him out. The first film his skills are featured in, was the erotic romance Angel Guts: Until the red rope runs out, directed by Suzuki Junichi in 1987. Now in the post millennium, Arisue Go is known for his work on Flower and Snake (2004, a remake of the 1974 classic based on the SM novel by Oniroku Dan), Bakushi: The Incredible Lives of Rope-Masters (2007) and Kinbaku eshi no kanbinaru utage (2014). Today Arisue resides in Tokyo and works as a kinbaku performer, tutor author, and rope maker.

Final thoughts

The pictures and illustrations alone make this book forth its weight in gold. Even for people who can't read Japanese. If you're a self-starting novice wanting a study guide on authentic Japanese rope bondage with access to jute rope, look no further. Arisue Go has put together a series of ties that will help educate someone looking to learn rope bondage for the first time.