Welcome! Spring Tiger Ryu is a place for you to explore, create, learn, and practice the beauty, art, and history of Japanese Kinbaku (erotic rope bondage). Our classes, workshops, photography satsueikai, life drawing sessions, and other special events integrate Japanese cultural touchstones (like kimono, ikebana, and folklore) and position kinbaku in historical context from the Edo-era samurai to current events.
Our members include students, artist, educators, designers, theater professionals, photographers, filmmakers, animators, musicians, and performance artists, models, actors, and those generally curious about this beautiful art. All experience levels are welcome. Private and semi-private student classes with Master “K” and zElement are customized for you and your partner. If your ideal event or class isn’t on our agenda … let us know and we’ll plan it with you. Subscribe and receive advacnce event announcements.