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.

Come to Berlin, Baby

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

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 […]

Bottoming for Seme-nawa

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

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 […]

Andrea Kurogami gives advice on how to learn most effective to jepanese art of erotic bondage

How to be a good student

by Andrea Kurogami We are very impressed by this article from our dear friend and Kinbaku LuXuria “colleague” and we […]

Naka Akira Workshop 2019

Moments of learning Traditional Japanese Rope Bondage from Naka Akira, Turin 2019 Photos: Amaury Grisel

Sugiura Norio Workshop 2018

Our first encounter with Sugiura Norio Sensei, Copenhagen 2018. Tiedupandpersonal tied by Alexander and captured by Amaury Grisel Here is an […]

Molecular shibari

I always pondered on how I could bring together my profession and my passion. Now there was made a breakthrough […]