25feb20:3022:30MidoriHistories and Cultures of Shibari Event OverVirtual Event20:30 - 22:30 CategoryDay 2,Queerope 2021


(Thursday) 20:30 - 22:30 CET





Event Details

Rope bondage and shibari are hugely popular today for individuals and subcultures exploring Kink and BDSM. Have you wondered where it comes from? Have you wondered how it’s developed in the distant and the recent kink past? Would you like to know about the cultural context in Japan? Are you a rope enthusiast who contemplates issues such as social justice, cultural appropriation, BIPOC kink experiences and cultural power of pleasure? What’s been lost in translation and what are the histories and influences that we’ve overlooked?

Midori authored the first English instruction book on Shibari in 2000, when it wasn’t so popular except for a small pocket of enthusiasts. The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage became surprise best-seller and ground breaker. She teaches classes such as “Pink Japan: Sex and Taboo in Japan Today”. Recently she wrote “The History & Myths of Japanese Bondage: Censorship, Sex Work, and Othering in the World of Shibari” for Spectrum Boutique Journal and participated in the RopeCraft panel “Tangled: Asian American Women and Rope Communities”

Daughter of a Japanese Literature Professor, Midori was born and raised in Japan deeply loving the cultural complexity. She emigrated as a teenager to the US to pursue better opportunities. As a multicultural global citizen and a deep thinker in the realm of kink, she brings a unique perspective. Midori shares her personal truth as a world traveller and educator on the international stage with over 25 years of experience. This is an opportunity to learn the cultural context and historical background that has brought us to today.


Format: lecture/discussion

Minimum Knowledge Level: all levels

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Class recording: yes

This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event.


photo credit: Michele Serchuk

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