The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage
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The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage

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From ornately decorative to excruciatingly stringent, Japanese rope bondage is an art which has developed over centuries of martial and erotic practice. Now, accomplished Japanese-born pro-domme and bondage practitioner Midori shows step by step how to achieve beautiful and exciting Japanese bondage on a variety of genders and body types.Each chapter starts with a spectacu...more
Paperback, 163 pages
Published January 11th 2001 by Greenery Press
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Mar 11, 2009 Shel added it
I bought this book for research, because I wanted to know the proper names, materials, safety aspects and history of the practice. For that, this book rocks.

I do think a live demonstration would be better for anyone who wants to try it, but that may be because I'm not too good with the spatial relations thing in 2-D.
Very artistic. A few beautiful photographs, wide margins, heavy paper. A long introductory section. Not many ties. Lots of black and white line art for the instructions.
Reading “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” was almost like being at Midori’s workshop once again, where rather than teaching the technical aspects of knot-work she demonstrates the dynamics of the scene itself.

In the book Midori talks about her personal history with rope bondage, the visual aesthetics of shibari including symmetry, tension, and balance, as well as introduces the reader to a brief history of Japanese bondage. She covers safety elements and aftercare as well as explains the...more
Fenton Ayres
I met Midori a few years ago and she is wonderful! I now have an autographed copy of this book!
Midori is a rope guru & this book lives up to her reputation. She includes a brief history of rope bondage, an imaginary scene which highlights aspects of safe & consensual play, information on choosing and treating rope, and step by step instructions for different techniques with black and white illustrations. It's pretty enough to be a coffee table book and useful enough to be a bedside table book.
Nov 07, 2007 Ty rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: People learning bondage
Beautifully written. The author went up and beyond at the book launch / workshop. She was very careful to bring the cultural history and make non-Japanese people conscious of the cultural appropriation component. The step-by-step diagrams are awesome and very easy to follow.
Kristina Kopnisky
A good guide to the uninitiated. A fun romp for those who are familiar with the art of Japanese rope bondage. It will make you want to run to Twisted Monks site and buy some (more) hemp. The photography alone makes it a worthwhile purchase.
I really want to write a poem someday using all the Japanese pose-names as section titles.
Gilly towler
Interesting and naughty at same time. Art or porn, you decide because I can't.
the most important book i bought in 2006. lovely.
Jonathanstray Stray
Well-explained techniques. And hawt.
Lena olive
very useful book!
will read again
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