Nov 1, 2013
My passion is using ropes as an art medium
and painting the human body like a canvas
using Japanese delicate style of rope bondage.
With the translation help of Kikorope (who you met in the last Ropecast) and technical support from the Devil's Mask Society, we have an interview with a fantastic rope artist from Japan: Hourai Kasumi.
Based in Nagoya, Japan, Kasumi started as a model for Akechi Denki and later studied with Hajime Kinoko before developing her own style, which has been called "as beautiful as it is precise." Since that time she has created her own body of work photographically, on DVD, and performing internationally (most recently in Sydney, Australia). Her website is a treasure trove of rope bondage, and you can meet her in person if you travel to L.A. for the upcoming Los Angeles GRUE or to her upcoming workshops in Kansas City.
In this exclusive interview, you can hear her talk about her philosophy of rigging, her methods of improving connection, and even the true meaning of "nawashi"!
Please note this podcast has been edited for English-speaking listeners.