February, 2022

27feb16:0018:00Virtual EventSubay & VFacets of Semenawa16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time Facilitator: Subay (she/her) Category:Day 5,Queerope 2022Format:conference


Subay (she/her)Subay is a Shibari artist and founder of Kokoro Studio in Hong Kong. She is now based in London. Subay was first introduced to Shibari eight years ago when she was fascinated by its aesthetics, eroticism and emotions. She spent the first few years exploring and learning the different styles from several well-respected nawashi in Japan. In 2014, she met and was deeply inspired by Yukimura Haruki sensei. Afterwards, she dedicated herself to the study of traditional Japanese style. In 2015, Subay met Naka Akira sensei and chose to focus her study on sensei’s style of semenawa. She continues to explore her own style of semenawa which is both feminine and inclusive. In March 2018, Subay had the honour of performing at Onna Matsuri (おんあ祭り) in Tokyo. In November 2018, she had the privilege to tie at Naka sensei’s satsuei-kai (縄奈加會緊縛撮影会) and in November 2019, she assisted Naka sensei in his workshops in San Francisco. In 2020 and 2021, she presented in the two Queerope conferences hosted by Karada House. Subay teaches and performs internationally, including Asia, Europe and US. Her teaching focuses on the “why”, the feelings, the emotions, and provides insights on the perspective of both the rope top and the rope bottom.


  • V (she/her)

    V (she/her)

    V started her Shibari journey in 2019 when she visited Kokoro Studio in Hong Kong for the first time. She has been working with Subay both in Hong Kong and in London since then. To her, Shibari allows her to explore, understand and express more about her inner desires, and share her vulnerabilities with her trusted partners.


(Sunday) 16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time



Event Details

In this session, Subay will discuss her journey into the world of semenawa and how she approaches it in a feminine style.

This session will include a discussion and demonstration of floor ties.

A big thank you from us to Organic Space, London for hosting Subay for this session.



Format: discussion/demonstration

Minimum Knowledge Level: Beginner/intermediate, preferably knowledge of SCT, DCT, and basic structures of gote/chest harnesses/equivalent.

What to Bring: Open mind, and thoughts about semenawa

Solo or Partnered: all constellations welcome

Class recording: no

This class will not be recorded.



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