We are absolutely delighted to have Isabelle Hanikamu performing at BOUND on September 16th (see event here) as she is one incredible performer, rope artist and even more so that she will run a workshop during her stay in London as she is also an brilliant teacher.  If you are into shibari, chances are you are aware of Isabelle’s work,  but, if you for some reason and astrological misalignment have not come across her work, we suggest you check this lady’s work out!

We want to make this workshop special and so we are taking only a very limited number of attendees, 4 couples to be exact, so that everyone can benefit the most from Isabelle’s teaching, knowledge and attention. The workshop will be run at Esinem’s studio in London SE5 were we can provide a very comfortable learning environment.

Who? 

Isabelle Hanikamu [井佐ちゃん]
Kinbakushi / Nawashi. Japanese rope bondage performer and educator.
緊縛師/縄師、緊縛責め縄演技者名や教師。

Isabelle first joined the Japanese Rope Bondage community in middle age and quickly became involved professionally in said community. She created her school “Kinbaku Gakkō” (formerly Kinbaku dojo Montreal) to teach to people from Province of Quebec. She also continuously travelled over the world, to spread to many her way of playing with ropes. She has performed in North America, Europe, and in some of the greatest places in Japan like Jyohya club, Mitsu mitsu, UBU.

Devoted to Naka Akira style since her beginnings, she met the one who she decided would be her teacher and perfect her skills, early 2014. Isabelle is now one of the very few regular students of 縄奈加會(Nawa Naka kai) and her sensei gave his agreement for her to teach “Naka ryu Kinbaku semenawa” since 2014.

Isabelle’s credo, from Confucius : “Never be tired of learning, or teaching others.”

Isabelle Hanikamu performance at Penelope McQuade TV Show.

The workshop/masterclass will cover: 

The workshop/master class will take place on the Sunday following Bound. 

When: on Sunday 18-09-2016
Where: Esinem’s studio London SE5 9LQ
Price: £120
Dresscode: Anything you are comfortable doing rope in.
Level: 
Rope & equipment: A set of ropes, minimum 8 lengths and suspension hardware (ring/biners/straps etc)
You will be able to purchase a set of ropes and suspension rings if you need them, let us know in advance.

You can check Isabelle in action on some videos on her Vimeo channel “HERE”




In compliance with PayPal ToS, this event is purely educational and there is no nudity or sexual content.

More about Isabelle: 

Professionally she has been Directing and editing for TV commercials since 1975, she also worked for many movie production and advertising agencies as Artistical Director. This makes her to have a solid expertise on image and scenery creation especially for artistic direction.

Raised in south of France, she moved to Paris for her work in early 80’s. At this time, she discovered rope bondage when editing for adult film industry.

Her odyssey with art and beauty of Japanese rope bondage started when she embraced her strong desire to live the kink inside her. At her early beginning she was driven by the strong desire to be tied, but as no one in her local community was offering “traditional style Japanese rope bondage”, she started self bondage to explore the sensuality on her own desire. This is how she has been asked to tie up other peoples at events. Since then, her life has been dedicated to the Japanese way of tying up people for sensual or sexual pleasure, the beauty of Kinbaku semenawa (緊縛責め縄術 tight binding tormenting rope).

When tying up she is looking for exaltation, love, sensuality, power exchange, and also the beauty of all corporal expressions, feelings and sensations. Being there only for the one she has caught in her ropes and emotional web.

“When I share “moments with ropes” with someone, I feel the power and the desire to make
this person more 
beautiful to my eyes by the full surrender of their will to mine.”

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