We are happy to have Kasumi Hourai with us in 2025 for two intensive weekend workshops and two performances.

Workshops and Performances 2025

17jan20:0022:00Kasumi Hourai & Tamandua Performance Night: Snow WomanLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event20:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorKasumi Hourai 蓬莱かすみCategoryshibari,Kasumi

18jan(jan 18)11:0019(jan 19)18:00Kasumi Hourai - FoundationsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSSold Out!In-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (19) FacilitatorKasumi Hourai 蓬莱かすみCategoryshibari,Kasumi

17oct20:0022:00Kasumi Hourai Performance Night: When the Cicadas CryLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSIn-House Event20:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorKasumi Hourai 蓬莱かすみCategoryshibari,Kasumi

18oct(oct 18)11:0019(oct 19)18:00Kasumi Hourai - ConnectionsLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSSold Out!In-House Event11:00 - 18:00 (19) FacilitatorKasumi Hourai 蓬莱かすみCategoryshibari,Kasumi

The Presenter

Kasumi Hourai is coming to Berlin to teach her unique traditional Japanese rope bondage style.

Kasumi–san’s wabi–sabi concept, style, and variation is continually evolving and heavily influenced by a profoundly traditional upbringing with aesthetic roots in ikebana/kadō (flower arranging) and sadō/chadō (tea ceremony).

She brings a refined, haunting aesthetic, combining elements of Japanese culture with Kinbaku as kyokuero (eroticism) and ku (suffering). Kasumi started her studies with Akechi Denki and continued her studies with Naka Akira. She has been tying for over 25 years at this point.

Private Sessions / Lessons in January 2025Private Sessions / Lessons in October 2025