February, 2021

27feb16:0018:00Event OverVirtual EventSubayUnseen Details: Vertical Suspension16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my timeCategory:Day 4,Queerope 2021Format:conference


  • Subay (she/her)

    Subay (she/her)

    Subay is a Shibari artist and founder of Kokoro Studio based in Hong Kong. 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. 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.


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



Event Details


In this workshop, Subay will demonstrate her interpretation of kata-ashi with variations for different body types and aesthetics. She will discuss the motive behind this tie and the techniques:

1. The requirements for the upper body harness in a vertical suspension
2. Level and balance in vertical suspension
3. Body mechanics
4. How to vary the tie in order to adapt to your rope bottom’s body type
5. Mainline management and aesthetics on a bamboo



Format: workshop

Minimum Knowledge Level: advanced

Prerequisites for rope top:

1. Ability to tie a safe gote or upper body harness that is suitable for vertical suspension

2. Ability to lock suspension lines safely

Prerequisites for rope bottom:

Understanding of basic rope safety, in particular regarding nerve damage

What to Bring: ropes, suspension point & partner if you wish to tie along

Solo or Partnered: both, partnered if you want to tie along

Class recording: no


photo credit: Touchwood

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