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Traditional Japanese Style Bondage in Berlin

Ichi-go Ichi-e: we treasure the unrepeatable nature of a moment in Kinbaku

To see the person in ropes, one must look at her. The audience, assembling the persona of the – often hidden – observer, the voyeur, the pervert who steals a look at an intimate scene is the target of our show. The pause in between is when everything is happening. It is about to see her shivering, suffering. You can taste the little moments of anxiety, fear, or pleasant anticipation.


Photography was in my life much before Kinbaku was. I started with film, diapositives actually, and travel photography. This was 1998. Provoked by the fact that I had the privilege to participate on both workshops on “Aesthetics of Kinbaku” Sugiura Norio Sensei gave in 2018/2019 in Copenhagen I decided to give it a trial once again. So, this page is dedicated to my work as both rigger and photographer. My vision, my bondage, my light – my rules! Enjoy!

Passionate to research Japanese inspired rope bondage

The Kinbaku Society of Berlin is the forum for a group of enthusiastic, creative people who come together to study Kinbaku and the sublime eroticism connected to it. We study especially historical and contemporary Japanese concepts of beauty and how to translate them into European culture to create an original expression of Kinbaku, respecting the Japanese origin but not appropriating it. The results of this studies will be presented in a quarterly print magazine, in form of poetry, novel, reportage, documentary, drawings and images. Everyone who is contributing to the mission and open to research the beauty of Kinbaku is welcome.

Ropescape Tenerife 2022

We had some vacation – well deserved. It was really the first time in a long, that we flew to […]

Illustration Bodies under Pressure Semenawa Workshop

Semenawa Study Group

With this regular evening class we invite our most advanced students to continue their research in Semenawa under our guidance. […]

Come to Berlin, Baby

Berlin is always worth a visit. The museums re-opened (2G with pre-registration), as the bars and restaurants did (2G+). Even […]

NawaRonin tying a Gote on Natasha NawaTaNeko

Three ways to tie a Gote

The Gote is the most basic pattern of Japanese rope bondage, the most common, and the most misunderstood. I refer […]

Somatics for RopeBottoms

“Somatics for Rope Bottoms”

This book is is bringing together my research in both somatics and rope bottoming and consists of 12 somatic inquiries into […]

Let her sweat

This is the result of a joint project with amazimg friends and an attempt to apply what we learned about […]

On a dark path…

Session by Dark Path and Tosen K Photography: Alexander (nawa ronin) MA

Bottoming for Seme-nawa

Semenawa is in demand these days. Many people feel attracted to a darker, erotic, challenging, and most of all deeply […]


We dived deep that weekend. Three days in a basement studying from a legend. Sugiura Sensei witnessed and greatly influenced […]

Tokyo – Impressions

Visiting Tokyo was the big highlight for us in 2019. We had one week – it was too short and […]

About Quality in Kinbaku

About Quality in Kinbaku

Very often I’m in the argument about quality or even more vague: beauty in Kinbaku. Why is this tie more […]