Murasaki Haruan - Foundations of Yukimura Ryu

26oct(oct 26)11:0027(oct 27)18:00Murasaki Haruan - Foundations of Yukimura RyuLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (27) FacilitatorMurasaki Haruan (she/her)Categoryshibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Event Area Sanitized

Time

26 (Saturday) 11:00 - 27 (Sunday) 18:00

language

English

Event Details

Murasaki met Yukimura Haruki in 2003, soon after her debut as a professional mistress, when he came to the club where she worked to teach kinbaku. Shortly after, she began assisting him on video shoots, which allowed her to continue learning his style of tying. When Yukimura started to offer formal instruction in Yukimura-ryu in 2006, she became one of his first students. She accompanied Yukimura’s overseas workshops as an assistant instructor in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, she became the first Japanese and first female certified instructor of Yukimura-ryu. After the sudden passing of Yukimura Sensei in 2016, she began to accept a limited number of students with a genuine interest in learning Yukimura-ryu.

 

Foundations of Yukimura Ryu is a thorough introduction into Yukimura style aiming to lay down the basics of this very distinct school of thinking and using rope. We will use less rope and the poses are simple in their technique. However, their impact will be manifold and multilayered. This workshop is aimed at people interested in learning how to communicate with their partner through limited rope and emotions. It is not suitable for people expecting to explore semenawa or more performative styles.

Modelling for this workshop: René de Sans

 

Day 1: Communicating with one rope

– sharing ideas and thoughts about what Yukimura Ryu is and what it is not
– concepts of Yukimura Ryu
– communication with one rope
・Kubi nawa
・Playing with a rope
・One rope gote

Day 2: Applying the basics

– practicing the basics and adding more rope
– applying our knowledge to typical poses found in this style, i.e. one open leg, kemono shibari etc.

 

There are also limited spaces for private sessions available.

 

Event Details

Date & Time: October 26-27, 2025, 11-6 pm (lunch break included)

Format: Workshop

Audience:  LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS

Language: Japanese with simultaneous English translation

Minimum Knowledge Level: 

For the ones tying / riggers:

– good understanding of fundamental techniques and concepts in Shibari / Kinbaku.
– good understanding of suspension line management, experience suspending
– good understanding of rope safety
– you must be  willing to learn about deeper understanding of communication with your partner

For the ones getting tied / models:

– you must feel comfortable being tied in a gote
– you must have some prior experience in suspensions
– a good understanding of safety in shibari, especially the difference between nerve compression and blood circulation loss
– you must be open to expressing, communicating, and exploring vulnerabilities in rope
– experience being suspended

Please note that switching is not possible due to time constraints and a cumulative teaching style.

What to Bring: 

– Jute ropes (6 lengths of ropes, 5-6mm in diameter)
– Safety shears or any other suitable cutting tools
– Notepad and a pen
– Comfortable clothing
– Snacks and drinks
– Aftercare items
– Respect, kindness, and an open mind 🙂

Ticket: 450 Euros. Price is per PAIR

 

Application process

Places in this workshop are very limited so we are working with an application process.

We suggest applying as quickly as possible as we will work on a rolling basis. This workshop primarily centers on LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized people but is open to Friends as well.

We can provide financial assistance in the form of installment payments that can be somewhat customized to your needs. We are also offering one full scholarship (100% waived workshop fees) to a pair of LGBTQIA+ or other marginalized people in need. Please only apply for this scholarship if you have no other means. 

If you would like to participate, please email us (info@karada-house.de) a short application telling us about

1) your and your partner’s rope journey

2) reasons/intentions to participate in this workshop

3) provide photographic or video evidence showing you can fulfill the minimum requirements

4) let us know if you need financial assistance via installment payments and how many installments would work for you 

5) let us know if you are applying for the scholarship

6) let us know if you want to book accommodation in the house (tell us how many people, how many nights)

 

 

 

Mandatory Covid-19 rules

If you would like to inform yourself about other safety measures we have in place, please consult our Covid-19 measurements here.

 

Accessibility Note

The workshop is held in spoken Japanese with live translation into 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.

 

Accommodation:

For people coming to this workshop from out of Berlin, we can offer you accommodation in our space (mattress, bed linens, cushions, bathroom, shower, and kitchen) in the common area. If you are interested, please message us at info@karada-house.de

 

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.

Facilitator

Murasaki Haruan (she/her)

Murasaki met Yukimura Haruki in 2003, soon after her debut as a professional mistress, when he came to the club where she was working to teach kinbaku. Shortly after, she began assisting him on video shoots, which allowed her to continue learning his style of tying. When Yukimura Sensei started to offer formal instruction in Yukimura-ryu in 2006, she became one of his first students. She accompanied Yukimura's overseas workshops as an assistant instructor in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, she became the first Japanese and first female certified instructor of Yukimura-ryu. After sudden pass of Yukimura Sensei in March, 2016, she began to accept a limited number of students with a genuine interest in learning Yukimura-ryu. Yukimura-ryu 10th licensed instructor(2014-) ex-professional Mistress(2002-2018) Overseas workshops and seminars ▼As an assistant to Yukimura Haruki sensei LA(2012) Sydney(2014) Melbourne(2014) ▼alone after the death of Yukimura sensei LA(2017) Shanghai(2018) Milan(2022) In Japan, mainly private lessons to high hobbyists and professional mistressees.

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