Exploring „Aibunawa“ – The Art of Caressing Rope

22jun11:0017:00Exploring „Aibunawa“ – The Art of Caressing RopeLGBTQIA+ & FriendsIn-House Event11:00 - 17:00 FacilitatorRené de Sans (she/her)Categoryshibari



Event Details

Aibunawa, also known as “caressing rope,” serves as a contrasting approach to Semenawa, or “tormenting rope,” and draws its inspiration from the teachings of Japanese teacher Yukimura Haruki.

The idea of caressing rope reflects on the idea that the ropes used in tying are not just tools for restraint but also instruments for expressing affection, care, and intimacy. While each rope and knot serves a purpose, both practical and symbolic, the overall experience aims to create a sense of closeness and emotional connection between the tying partners. This class delves into the principles and concepts underlying this gentle but intense way of tying.

Note: This class is not a Yukimura-style class; René merely utilizes the known concepts she observed from various teachings and teachers to explore the potentials of this gentle but intense way of tying.


Event Details

Date & Time:  June 22nd, 2024, 11 am – 5 pm

Format: Workshop

Audience:  LGBTQIA+ & Friends

Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level:

What to Bring: comfortable clothing, 5-8 ropes

Solo or Partnered: partnered, ticket price is per pair


What we will explore:

– Understanding the significance of touch
– Establishing trust and communication
– Embracing vulnerability
– Exploring different tying techniques
– Cultivating presence and mindfulness


Safety Concept & Regulation

Please consult our safety concept and regulations for this event here.


Accessibility Note

The workshop is held in spoken English. The space, KARA, is on the ground floor but has three steps to enter the house. A ramp for wheelchairs is available at all times. There is also a parking space available right in front of the door if needed. KARA has an accessible bathroom available. There are no thresholds in the entire house. The garden is only partially accessible at the moment. During the workshop, we will sit on the floor. Sitting in a chair can also be provided. Adaptations for physical needs will be shown and can also be provided upon request. If you participate in this workshop and need more assistance please message us at info@karada-house.de beforehand.


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid, queer, intersex, asexual, aromantic, agender.

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgement to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.


What else to know

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René de Sans (she/her)

René is a visual artist with a focus on photography and film. She first came into contact with rope bondage in 2013 while modeling for private lessons and started to develop tying skills with self-tying. Eventually, she also started to tie others and finds herself comfortable on all sides of the ropes.

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