The Vermont Cynic

Japanese rope-tying is more than bondage

Japanese rope-tying is more than bondage

Isabella Ross, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

“Ropes provided for class.” Many minds jump to climbing; the sport involving scaling walls and boulders.  Shibari: Japanese Rope Bondage is not for learning proper belay techniques, although both activities use suspension.  Originating in 1400s Japan to bind and torture captives of war, Shibari has evolved into ...

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