Spring Tiger Ryu | The Arts Ryu of Kinbaku
Kinbaku for artists, photographers, students, and 'the curious'. Co-founded by Master "K" and zElement as a place to study, practice, share the art, history, beauty, and pleasure of Kinbaku (Shibari), Japanese erotic rope bondage.
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If you missed getting tickets for Modular Kinbaku + Bamboo with Master “K” have no fear! Dates and tickets for all events will be posted soon and if you missed the full five-series discount check out the ticketing packages for your options.

Modular Kinbaku classes with Master “K” and are for couples who are interested in learning how to incorporate “kinbaku adjacent” skills into their sessions. Master “K” will introduce the topic, putting it into a cultural and historical perspective and with the help of a professional kinbaku model, will demonstrate ties that students will be given time to recreate. Master “K” and zElement will be available for one-on-one help and to answer specific questions. Ticket prices include materials needed for the class and are yours to keep (excluding rope). Attendance is limited to five couples and one artist.


2019 Topics: Tying to tables/chairs, working with candles, Pressures for Pleasure, and taking advantage of fingers, toes, and face

Welcome to Spring Tiger Ryu, a place for artists, photographers, students, and the curious to see, explore, capture, and understand the art, beauty, and history of Japanese Kinbaku. We hold classes, workshops, and events often integrating touchstones of Japanese culture such as kimono and exploring their influence on kinbaku — check out our event page to find what matches your interest.

What is Kinbaku

Kinbaku (shibari) is the centuries-old art of Japanese erotic rope bondage. Simply put, Kinbaku is the technique of safe, sensual, dramatic, and erotic bondage raised to a high art form in Japan. In Japanese the words Art, Japanese, Erotic, and Bondage have a multitude of meanings depending on who is speaking and who is listening. What is art to you? What do you find erotic? How does culture affect our perceptions? How does it feel to tie or be tied? How do you do it safely? These questions – and the answers to them – are why the study of kinbaku is so exciting. Each of these four elements plays a part and the most satisfying experiences hit on all of them.

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