Getting Acquainted


Aisatsunawa (挨拶縄) aka aisatsu shibari (挨拶縛り) is a single-rope greeting between rope partners. It is a formal ceremony with prescribed steps. While codified and formally structured, the ‘greeting’ is friendly, inquisitive, and open. It reveals the emotional states of the ‘greeters’.
 
Aisatsunawa is meant to build connective skills by encouraging an emotional dialog between the rigger (bakushi, 縛師) and the model (ukete, 受け手).



What Awaits You Inside

This course covers all four techniques/exercises of the aisatsunawa (挨拶縄, greeting shibari) series.
One in the front, three in the back.
It also covers the iconic Osada-ryu shakuhachi shibari (尺八縛り, armflute) and the Yukimura-ryu (雪村流) legbinder (ashikubi momonawa, 足首腿縄). These two are then demonstrated in combination, leading to an emotionally intense play session (nawa yuugi, 縄遊戯).
Each one of these ties (shibarikata, 縛り方) help you build your skills in connective tying. The techniques taught are not paint-by-numbers affairs. Because, at the end of the day, we are dealing with a human being rather than inanimate object.
As a special bonus, you will also be treated to a behind-the-scenes photoshoot.

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Snap From the Behind-the-Scenes Photoshoot

A Little Teaser Clip