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Kinbaku Fundamentals: The Gote Shibari / 'Box Tie'
Subspace Seattle
Seattle, WA
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Kinbaku Fundamentals: The Gote Shibari / 'Box Tie'
The gote shibari / takatekote shibari is the most iconic tie of Japanese-style rope bondage. It's beautiful, intricate, highly versatile, and is reliably used in both floor & suspension bondage. Come explore it with us! In this two-hour workshop, we'll learn & refine several  different variations for creating this bondage tie, focusing on:

-precise rope positioning
-proper rope tension
-different types of frictions
-kannuki variations
-reinforcing the 'stem'
-various suspension line tie-ins

We'll also examine anatomy, safety, and consent associated with this tie, and learn tips & tricks for tying fluidly. Finally, we'll take a look at some of the possibilities around 'using up' the remaining rope in decorative ways (kazari).

Class Prerequisites:  

Students tying should be thoroughly familiar with basic rope bondage techniques, be able to consistently tie a non-collapsing single column tie, be familiar with nerve impingement issues, and be capable of communicating well during tying with their partner.

Students being tied should be comfortable in a restraining tie that places the hands behind the back for extended periods of time, be familiar with nerve impingement issues, and be capable of communicating well during tying with their partner.

This workshop is appropriate for all genders, sexual orientations, and body types.

Please bring:
(3-4) 8 meter to 30 ropes, 5-6mm in diameter. Hemp or Jute is recommended. Its also helpful to have some shorter lengths of rope in your kit. Short on rope? Well have a bit extra on hand to loan out to students.

To ensure personal attention to each participant, class size will be limited to 8 tying pairs. Due to the small class size, early registration is recommended.

Questions may be directed to: jonathan@seattleshibari.com

About the Instructor: Jonathan (Seattle Shibari) is a Seattle-based rope artist who performs on stage, ties for photoshoots, and teaches Japanese-style rope bondage. Jonathan works to spread appreciation for this beautiful art in the Pacific Northwest via his website SeattleShibari.com, and teaches & performs internationally.


Subspace Seattle (View)
Will Provide After Purchase
Seattle, WA 98178
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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