The Japanese style rope bondage kinbaku originates from hojo-jutsu, medieval military restraint techniques mastered by The Samurai, who generally showed great respect for their captives. The Samurai were peerless in their ability to tie enemies up safely and securely. Follow the link for a brieft overview of kinbakus' history & hojo-jutsu; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinbaku Kinbakudojo.com does not endorse any of the information given on wikipedia, however, this is a good place to start. There are many books written on this subject.

The art became crueller under the Tokugawa government, when binding techniques were used as punishments for various offences. Once a victim was restrained, four methods were used to humiliate and inflict pain: whipping, stoning, constriction, and hanging them mid-air. Elements fo these four types of torture survive, in less extreme forms, in modern Japanese S&M.


Despite the decline in hojo-jutsu, kinbaku techniques have moved to the bedroom, partly encouraged by Western influences. Newly-introduced ideas about sex and bondage, like those of the Marquis de Sade, aroused lovers' enthusiasm for traditional kinbaku techniques. In the 1960s, as Japan's porn industry exploded, Tokyo theatres hosted shibari shows, in which a nawashi would demonstrate techniques on a hapless volunteer from the audience.

Since arriving on western shores kinbaku has been greeted with mixed views and opinions. Appealing more to the fetish & LGBT communities kinbaku is beginning to excite, enhance & provide an erotic medium in peoples sex lives whether they are straight, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or of any other sexual orientation.


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