Atelier Simonet, official Naka ryu studio in France, is located near subway station Mairie d'Aubervilliers (4minutes) Ligne12.
You should be 18+ to participate to this event and come by pair.
Hashira in Japanese means vertical beam. Traditional Japanese houses are built with wooden posts and beams. Some of the partitions are sliding doors, so when they are opened the beam become usable.
Directly linked to the imagination of videos and photos of Kinbaku made in these traditional houses, Hashira Shibari has become a specific way of practising Kinbaku.
Whether semi-suspended or suspended, technique and aesthetics on a hashira are very specific. From the point of view of sensations and emotions, it's also a very special experience for people who are tied up.
In this workshop, we'll talk about
- how to create an attachment point on a vertical beam,
- the specific safety requirements for tying on a hashira,
- aesthetic research and techniques used,
- the sensations for the person being tied.
We'll be practising in partial suspension, or even ground-level suspension for the more advanced participants.
Riggers must know how to tie a propre TK ( any style) and be comfortable tying in partial suspension. Models must be used to partial suspension and constrictive bondage.
A minimum of 8-10 jute ropes, ideally 6mm in diameter and averaging 7-8 meters in length will be required.
Rigger and owner of Atelier Simonet, Paris
I started to perform and teach shibari in France and internationally in 2012. The psychological aspect of kinbaku being at the center of my practice, when I discovered Naka Akira's semenawa I decided to dedicate myself to it.
Thanks to an assiduous practice with my partners I managed to 1ind a way towards my own style.
The challenge for me is ambitious: to reclaim the values and aesthetics of my predecessors while bringing my own singularities.
To synthetize my vision of kinbaku I would highlight these following issues and desires: "Revisiting the roots of kinbaku, always searching to deepen the intimate and emotional dimension, while integrating and developing more contemporary techniques on security and anatomy."
Today my kinbaku is constantly evolving but always centered on my desire to better perceive and understand others.
Since 2018, I am in charge of Atelier Simonet in Paris, recognized in 2019 as an of1icial Naka style studio by Naka Akira.
Rope bottoms : TBA