Share house back yard in Suginami, chatting about writing ‘shibari/kinaku’ in Japanese. Using the sound or the meaning alphabet? Fabrice wants to see the Kanji symbols, and figures it consists of the parts ‘person who obeys to’ ‘kin’ – the tension, and than there is the ‘rope’ symbol. He likes to interpretate the princess idea into it, but its not working. Yoshiko keeps correcting him and goes on weaving an earing with a golden thread. Its more complicatd and my brain shuts off. The sun is coming around. Keith finished house cleaning and we are ready for lunch.

In the restaurant, when you’re full, the waiter can suggest 別腹, the ‘other stomach’. Not the one for hunger, but for sweets.

Shibari beginner class October 9 + 30

Tuesday evening class for beginners still open to newbies!
October: 9 + 30, 2018 (not on the 23rd!)
Hours: 8.15pm – 10.15pm

Topics of the class are floor work and introduction to half- and/or full-suspension technique. You need to know basic shibari, firm column ties and any suspendable box tie -> takatekote/gote.

We look closely at the tension of harnesses and test if they are suspendable. Lock-off techniques for half-/suspension, up-lines on a ring, and in the second step on bamboo.
The material also contains: safety principles like friction and tension, pain management for the model, and sculpting the body in the air.

We recommended to attend this class with a partner, if you don’t have a partner, or if you are not sure about the level please contact us.

Register beforehand:
workshops@dasniyasommer.de or PM on Facebook at haussommer
+49 174 393 70 49

Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt – Wedding. Uferstrasse 8,13357 Berlin. Entrance B6
Call this number in case the door is locked: +49 174 3937049
Map here

selbstfesselung-inspiriert von nureki shibari kombiniert mit bandagen

Sometimes I am anxious putting myself into ropes. This time I planned a painful shape, which I experienced before passively, but not on my own. Made a test for the top part and was kinda happy. On shooting day it was the second tie, and tiredness was slowly crawling up. My thigh skin was a little wound. Don’t be whiny, I said to myself, choosing an extra thin rope for the waist part. The bandage allowed me to cheat around the spine, but not much. Wondered what Johannes thought behind his camera, but decided better not to think about. Finally I pulled up my legs, fixed the feed and gently lowered my chest. But there is nothing gentle in this shape. Immediately a heavy bend was forced into my spine and, like always, just a minute for the shooting, if at all. Out of breath and with a red head I pulled myself up. And got stuck. I asked Johannes if he could lift me. Telling by his look, he must have thought I was kidding, or what is this crazy chick doing here! He lifted me.
I felt heavy but could free my feet. And he safely put me down. During the pause we had nuts and orange juice, and got ready for the next round. I remember the ropes got stuck again and it was dramatic. I had tied my hands pulling upward and my waist pulling downward. It was a standing position and I could feel my back getting tired. Johannes hurried again to get the shoot, befor shuffing under a chair to rest on. When the drama was over there was lots of relief and survival fun.

Photo: Johannes Wewetzer