Essence of Shibari

Essence of Shibari

Japanese-style bondage artist Shin Nawakiri shares his safe, sexy, and beautiful techniques in this newly-translated book, which contains numerous ties for the beginner artist and for intermediate or advanced players, including: sensual ...

Author: Shin Nawakari

Publisher: Mystic Productions Press

ISBN: 9781942733874

Category: Self-Help

Page: 138

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The art of kinbaku, also known as shibari, is an elegant way to connect with a partner or add erotic spice in your life. Japanese-style bondage artist Shin Nawakiri shares his safe, sexy, and beautiful techniques in this newly-translated book, which contains numerous ties for the beginner artist and for intermediate or advanced players, including: sensual body wrapping without knots, binding one wrist or body column, body harnesses, futomomo (thigh ties), and takate kote (chest and arm binding). Explore the history of kinbaku, practical shibari for graceful and steamy play, the psychology of bondage (for those tying and those being bound), and more. Now is your time to enjoy this delicious form—learning from a renowned rope artist in the privacy of your home.
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The Beauty of Kinbaku

The Beauty of Kinbaku

" Osada Steve adds: "Master "K" promises, and Master "K" delivers. This book is a masterpiece, the mother of all books on Kinbaku/Shibari. It's the yardstick with which all future books on the subject will be measured.

Author: Master "K"

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ISBN: 0692344659

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Page: 194

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Now, for the first time in English, a book which tells the complete story of the remarkable, sensual and provocative world of Japanese erotic bondage. This completely revised and updated second edition, written by renowned authority and teacher Master "K", draws upon his 40 years of interest, study and practice, much of it in Japan and is the most comprehensive volume on its subject. Since its debut in 2008 it has been embraced world-wide as the definitive reference. In fact, it continued as a bestseller when translated into Japanese in 2013! Here is what some of the Kinbaku luminaries in Japan had to say about the book: Nureki Chimuo, legendary Japanese rope master, said: "It is a wonderful, complete book . . . I have never before seen a volume that expresses both such love for rope and such understanding of the subject . . . You have done a splendid job of pulling everything together into an accurate, concise work. I am just so impressed. You have my deep respect and admiration." Naka Akira continues: ". . . when I looked inside it I was extremely surprised and impressed. Was it really possible that a book that explained Japanese kinbaku in such depth existed? . . . The content is very well put together. It's amazing! Arisue Go comments: "Master K is the most notable and expert writer-researcher on this subject ... he has touched upon the very essence of Japan's culture in his excellent work." Osada Steve adds: "Master "K" promises, and Master "K" delivers. This book is a masterpiece, the mother of all books on Kinbaku/Shibari. It's the yardstick with which all future books on the subject will be measured. Included in this large format soft-cover are chapters with: * The origins and history of Kinbaku-from ancient times to the present day * Its evolution as an art form, from medieval martial art to modern eroticism * Thirty mini biographies of the most famous & accomplished artists in Kinbaku history * Nearly one hundred rare, historical illustrations and photographs, some unique to this edition * A new photo gallery for the Second Edition with 50 stunningly beautiful photographs of ties by shibari artist and teacher Master "K", many published here for the first time! * An extensive and expanded glossary for the Second Edition that describes and defines all of the classic and current kinbaku ties and terms * A clearly illustrated "How-to" section showing you how to complete two of the most important ties upon which many tying patterns are based * An extensive bibliography of all the English and Japanese literature on this fascinating subject * An index
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Sakura Raoin Shibari and Death

Sakura  Raoin  Shibari and Death

Sakura enjoys the tutelage of Raoin, a once illustrious warrior and now the Sensei of a small village dojo. The period is the late nineteen-sixties when Japanese culture was still coming to terms with the end of its militaristic past.

Author: Trevor A. Welford

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1540757110

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Page: 116

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Sakura enjoys the tutelage of Raoin, a once illustrious warrior and now the Sensei of a small village dojo. The period is the late nineteen-sixties when Japanese culture was still coming to terms with the end of its militaristic past.
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Freedom in Bondage

Freedom in Bondage

Freedom in Bondage offers a portrait of the life and philosophy of one of the twentieth century’s most respected meditation masters—his early training in spiritual practices, his flight and capture, interrogation and sentencing, and the ...

Author: Adeu Rinpoche

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9789627341666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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Adeu Rinpoche’s life was extraordinary from the beginning. He was recognized by an incarnation of the previous Adeu Rinpoche and enthroned at the age of seven as the Eighth Adeu Rinpoche. As a child and teenager he mastered writing, calligraphy, poetry, astrology, mandala painting, prayer, and meditation. Then, in 1958 at the age of twenty-seven, his monastery was attacked and all sacred texts and statues were completely destroyed by the Chinese as part of the Cultural Revolution. Sentenced to fifteen years in prison for his religious beliefs, the author was sent to a remote labor camp, where he watched many of his friends die under the harsh conditions. But imprisonment had an unexpected blessing: he met many accomplished masters, including the late Khenpo Munsel, and learned many practices from them. Freedom in Bondage offers a portrait of the life and philosophy of one of the twentieth century’s most respected meditation masters—his early training in spiritual practices, his flight and capture, interrogation and sentencing, and the years in prison. His voice is calm and nonjudgmental, uplifting the reader with his compassion for his captors. The title captures the author’s inner liberation in a dire situation.
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Deviant Opera

Deviant Opera

... 33–45; degenerate, 62, 133, 156; development of, 115; essence of, 147; ... See also prostitution Seymour, Claire, 38 Shakespeare, 99 shibari, ...

Author: Axel Englund

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520343252

Category: Music

Page: 277

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"For decades now, radical stage directors have repeatedly dressed canonical operas--from Handel and Mozart to Wagner and Puccini and beyond--in whips, chains, leather, and other regalia of SM and fetishism. Deviant Opera seeks to understanding this phenomenon, approaching the visual code of perversion as a contemporary lens through which opera focuses and scrutinizes its own configurations of sex, gender, power, and violence. The emerging image is that of an art form which habitually plays with an eroticization of cruelty and humiliation, inviting its devotees to take sensual pleasure in the suffering of others. Ultimately, this species of opera fantasizes about breaking through the boundaries of its own role playing, pushing its erotic power exchanges from the enacted to the actual"--
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Jo Nagasaka Schemata Architects

Jo Nagasaka   Schemata Architects

The evolution of Jo Nagasaka’s design process is unveiled in a unique publication about his practice. This book tells the story of Schemata Architects, encapsulating the essence of the studio’s work.

Author: Jo Nagasaka

Publisher: Frame Publishers

ISBN: 9789492311146

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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A book showcasing the projects of Japanese architect and designer Jo Nagasaka, with insight into his idea and design processes. The evolution of Jo Nagasaka’s design process is unveiled in a unique publication about his practice. This book tells the story of Schemata Architects, encapsulating the essence of the studio’s work. Highlighting methods and processes through a series of essays, the designer offers insight into how concepts were developed in order to realise the wide-ranging portfolio of Schemata Architects that are showcased in the book. Nagasaka’s focus is often drawn to tired, found objects or unused spaces. Through investigations to seek modern solutions and pioneering re-purposing techniques, he manages to transform interiors and breathe life back into objects. His projects range from large-scale installations and interactive interior environments to smaller-scale products. Revealing insights into his way of working, the book highlights new findings about how the designer is able to capture the essence of his thoughts and relate the key aspects of a project in creative and innovative ways. The articles emphasise the designer's concepts, giving unique insight into the firm's process from the designer’s perspective. Features Readers gain complete insight in the working methods of Jo Nagasaka, the founder of Schemata Architects based in Tokyo, Japan.In-depth features of the different projects ranging from exhibitions and furniture to retail and residential.In the essays, there is a focus on Jo Nagasaka's personal journey to realise his studio's projects, which are listed in the second part of the book in chronological order.The articles emphasise the designer's concepts, giving unique insight into the firm's process from the designer’s perspective.Large selection of beautiful project photography, visually illustrating the transformation of spaces or furniture.
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The Japanese Art of Sex

The Japanese Art of Sex

... BodyArt: Tattoos 106 • “Iki-Modern”: Body Piercings 108 • Iki-Essence 109 ... Sex Games 184 • Shibari: “Erotic Bondage” 185• Entertaining the Peeping ...

Author: Jina Bacarr

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 9781880656846

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Learn how to use the ancient and modern Japanese sexual practices of court ladies, courtesans and geisha to spark romance and deliver an erotic "floating world" of pleasure to you and your partner.
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Sogobujutsu

Sogobujutsu

In time, seppuku came to take on spiritual connotations, but in essence the ... contests Shiatsu: massage Shibari: to tie 423 Psychology Philosophy Tradition.

Author: David C. Falcaro

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475936354

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 484

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David C. Falcaro, a longtime martial arts expert, presents this textbook exploring the history, philosophy, codes of conduct, psychology, and traditions of the Neji Gekken Ryu. Falcaro is a Sodenkethat is, he has received scrolls after attaining proficiency. Students of the Godaishin Dojo can rely on this guide to excel in their study of Sogobujutsu, learning codes of conduct found in a traditional dojo setting; ways former warriors applied important teachings; forms of martial arts and how they diff er; and terms that can improve your understanding of martial arts. Jumpstart your understanding of martial arts or reinforce important principles youve already learned. With this portable form of instruction, you can strengthen your mental and physical skills so that class time can be efficiently spent on training. This important first look into the many aspects of martial arts etiquette brings meaning to the common acts and actions found in traditional dojo settings. Prepare yourself for success and begin the journey from white belt to black belt with Sogobujutsu.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Networked Self and Love

A Networked Self and Love

FIGURE 14.7 Not very good Shibari For a few weeks Sparky comes over for a few ... inherited from his mother, who is, because her essence was in the gem, ...

Author: Zizi Papacharissi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351758185

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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We fall in love every day, with others, with ideas, with ourselves. Stories of love excite us and baffle us. This volume is about love and the networked self. It focuses on how love forms, grows, or dissolves. Chapters address how relationships of love develop, are sustained or broken up through technologies of expression and connection. Authors explore how technologies reproduce, reorganize, or reimagine our dominant rituals of love. Contributors also address what our experiences with love teach us about ourselves, others, and the art of living. Every love story has a beginning and an end. Technology does not give love the kiss of eternity; but it can afford love new meaning.
Categories: Social Science

Asian Folklore Studies

Asian Folklore Studies

Shigeyama Sennojo , too , had to discover the very essence of the kyōgen if he was to cut “ Bö - Shibari ” by two - thirds and still have an exciting and humorous play . The changes in kata in these liminal performances are likely the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015041891709

Category: Asia

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Categories: Asia

A Ladies Book of Styles

A Ladies  Book of Styles

In addition to this controversial text (translated from the Thai original), biographies of Prasopchai Sasithorn and DA Molchine are also included.

Author: Prasopchai Sasithorn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154704862X

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Page: 122

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The book is aimed at women for a variety of good reasons. Of course, number one is that it was written by one. That is obviously important. But there is also a more general reason. Over too many centuries (in fact: millennia) large numbers of women have been abused. Of course, it is often pointed out that according to tradition, this did not happen everywhere. In the earliest times, there were Amazons, who ruled the world. But, for some strange and unknown reason, they disappeared. In the XXIst century, human behaviour is changing, as part of worldwide social and cultural progress. In the near future, it is clear that women will soon be in charge of Society and, naturally enough, that they will be the ones to decide how lovemaking is to be done. The signs are all around us. Actually, this process has already begun, and Prasopchai's work is simply part of making it more evident, as it develops in all modern societies. It is no surprise that an Asian woman should be the first to address this theme. One may surmise that Asian women have, throughout history, received worse treatment than those on other continents and thus have developed a specific form of resilience. So it is logical and indeed inevitable that this aspect of the sexual revolution should first have appeared in the East, before it could exist elsewhere. To establish and consolidate the new bond between woman and man will require nothing less than a rewrite of all the outdated conventions which somehow persist in public prejudices, but are no longer in tune with our times. This is the case in all of the main cultures. Prasopchai, however, is the first to have recognized that the most important issue is not to aim for sexual equality, but rather to tip the balance completely the other way for a period of time which will have to be long enough to compensate. In fact, she advocates that women should now play the leading sexual role until they are satisfied that justice is done and (perhaps) accept some degree of equality. For the foreseeable future, this of course implies that female dominance must become the accepted norm, and the whole of Prasopchai's thinking revolves around the search for the best way to express it in a feminist context. Prasopchai's message is of great practical as well as philosophical importance. She proposes a complete revision of the usual conventions, which have been falsely attributed to 'natural' behaviour. She is helped in formulating such views by the fact that Asian societies, although they have become, in the past hundred years or so, more machist (mostly influenced in this trend by contact with the West and by colonial dominance) nevertheless have a very long and respectable tradition of avatars, i.e. of Gods transforming themselves, both in terms of what they represent for humans and in respect of their sexual orientation. Even Buddha has female forms. The relationship between female gods, Society, feminism and sex is the essence of Prasopchai's subject. The book is illustrated with many drawings, mostly by a Russian artist Dimitri Alexandrovich Molchine, who seems somehow to have been involved in its conception. In addition to this controversial text (translated from the Thai original), biographies of Prasopchai Sasithorn and DA Molchine are also included.
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