Last weekend it was the London Festival of Japanese Rope Bondage, held at The Resistance Gallery and organized by Garry Vanderhorne, Nawashi Murakawa and Bruce Esinem. It was a real privilege to be at this event and watch the amazing performances from phenomenal kinbaku artists from across the globe. I was particularly pleased to be able to see some of the traditional Japanese styles of tying done by the top Rope artists from Japan. The interplay between the rigger and the sub was beautiful to be privy to and the delicacy of the movements created and the shapes made by the ties were stunning. I also particularly enjoyed Nawashi Murakawa’s performance based around traditional shibari and following the narrative of The Yoshiwara of Hiogo as well as the above performance by Otonawa captured by Izaskun Gonzales. I really recommend this as a festival for art, fetish or rope enthusiasts. Friendly, intense and artful.