Friday, October 19, 2012

Cerise DeLand describes rope bondage, shibari, and offers a giveaway to one who posts!


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TIE ME DOWN, my second in my KNIGHTS IN BLACK LEATHER series, stars Case Turner who is a shibari master.



And just what is shibari?

Shibari, an ancient Japanese art form developed from samurai warriors, is the act of tying someone up. But it is not simply using a rope, tying a few knots and calling it a day. It is an expressive art form, used by 16th and 17th century samurai who lived in a feudal society where constant warfare among clans was the norm.

The use of tying up captured samurai from other clans was practical. These Japanese warriors had no prisons and did not wish to build any. Warfare in this period was fast, bloody and decisive. This meant that a samurai, who was bound by a code called bushido (Way of the Warrior) must honor his prisoners according to their rank.

But how could a samurai do that with only rope as his medium?


The warriors developed a system of tying up their opponents in various positions that would incapacitate them. The positions would also show their subjugation to their conquerors. And to distinguish among the prisoners their rank, the warrior created a system of knots and positions that showed to anyone within their armies how valuable this particular prisoner was.


This system of showing honor and respect as well as social rank transformed in the late 18th and 19th centuries into the erotic bondage displays that today we call Kinbaku.


Here, a master of the rope, called a Nawashi (rope artist) ties his subject into various poses, all of which show respect and honor to the subject and the master. The subject must practice total submission to the Nawashi and this requires not only practice but patience and concentration. The art of working the ropes in a demonstration can take hours.


The result is a beautiful tableau or picture of a naked body bound in (usually) fine jute. Binding a female, a Nawashi uses the rope and knots to accentuate the curves and hollows of his subject’s hair, arms, legs, toes, fingers, breasts and genitalia. The more skilled the Nawashi, the more finely he can separate each part of his subject’s body and display it in erotic forms. Displaying a male subject can also be done, this time displaying the male body and even arranging the penis and testicles in artful manners. The reward of the Nawashi to his subject for an excellent submission and performance can be sexual intimacy and gratification.



The ancient and honorable Japanese rules of bondage apply to Kinbaku as well:

1. Bind the prisoner so that he/she may not slip his bonds.


2. Bind the prisoner is such a way that you not cause any physical or mental injury.


3. Create a result that is beautiful to behold.

The fourth rule is optional and is at the decision of the Nawashi: Do not allow others to see the process of making the knots.

Comment here and tell us if you would ever consider being bound by a shibari master—and to one person I will give a copy of a book from my backlist!




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9 comments:

Kimberly, Bakin' Goddess said...

I'd try almost anything at least once. HA! Besides, There's a lot of "female body" here to work with. That means lots of knots to try to make it look "pretty". *wink* Just kidding there. But yeah, I'd give it a shot. I've seen some of the photos of the knots and it truly is a beautiful display. So, yes. I'd try it.

rodgers.shelli said...

I would love love love this. I have always wanted to try this. I live in small country town so it will never happen lol

Chris Baugh said...

I so couldn't become a submissive, even a sexy one, i am too dominate and like what I like, lol..now, I could HAVE a submissive, lol wouldn't that be fun?

flchen1 said...

I'd be open to trying it, Cerise! But it would definitely have to be at the hands of someone who knows what he's doing :)

kaisquared said...

Can't tie me down, either literally or figuratively, though the pictures I have seen look like fine art. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I wold love to try it. Just don't know if I would be able to. Sometimes it is just hard for me to be still. That could cause a problem I think. I guess I could just dream about it though??

Cris Anson said...

Ever since I read Shogun, I've been drawn to the medieval Samurai code. I love your description of shibari.

Not sure I'd want to be so tightly immobilized. It would have to be someone I trust implicitly. Is there such a man?

BTW, I can't wait to read Rope Me In, which I bought at Romanticon.

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