Nawashi Kanna and Kagura

Kanna and KaguraNawashi Kanna is one of the living grand masters of Kinbaku, whose well-known ranks include Akira Naka, Randa Mai, and Arisue Go. Kanna is one of the main deshi of the late Akechi Denki. Kanna’s style derives many of its forms from hojojutsu ties that show an intricate pattern of elegant ropes in the back, balanced by minimal and clean lines on the front. Kanna’s kinbaku is restrictive and often includes forms of breath control from placing of ropes and knots on the upper part of the body.

Kagura is a Japanese kinbaku model, former adult performer, Cirque Shibari performer, and partner of Nawashi Kanna since 2006.

2017 Class Offerings

Hojo Hishi Shibari

The hojo hishi shibari is a beautiful, intricate, and stressful diamond tie.  Pattern, symmetry and balancing  tension throughout the tie are challenging. Demo of this pattern for suspension will be included. If time allows, suspension by the class will be permitted.

Prerequisites: Model must be comfortable holding a hands-behind pose and having rope at their neck. Rigger must have understanding of non-collapsing single column tie and standard binding components (Munter hitch, half hitch, half moon, running cuffs, etc.). Knowledge of proper tensioning techniques and familiarity with a 3-rope gote shibari pattern are essential. Model and rigger must be willing to communicate (give and accept feedback) during the class. Model must know and communicate clearly when encountering nerve or circulation problems.

Level: Advanced

Type:  Hands On

 

Rope Finishing Techniques

Have you ever wondered what to do with the rope that is remaining after you’ve tied your gote shibari? Kanna will teach a variety of options to use this “extra” rope that will heighten both your partner’s aesthetic beauty and sense of bondage.

Prerequisites: Model must be comfortable holding a hands-behind pose. Rigger must have understanding of non-collapsing single column tie and standard binding components (Munter hitch, half hitch, half moon, running cuffs, etc.). Familiarity with a 3-rope gote shibari pattern is essential. Model and rigger must be willing to communicate (give and accept feedback) during the class. Model must know and communicate clearly when encountering nerve or circulation problems.

Level:  Intermediate

Type:  Hands On