Another busy day. Started out with a han-behind-the-neck with rope gag. Kinoko doesn´t recommend the harness for suspension but does it anyway (and hence, so did we). Second part of the afternoon was spent learning a four-part suspensionprogression/transition which was cool to do, but needs a little more practice. Kinoko also had a few tips on how to do it more effeciently and quicker and some cool ways to tie of the suspension ropes so that they can be released very quickly and still look good, even when you have several meters of rope left. It´s interesting to see how he shifts from slow tying and beauty to quick tying and functionality when he´s discussing show concept. My own tying, by the way, is getting slower and more sloppy, I´m definitely starting to get tired despite over 8 hours of sleep.
The day ended with Q&A with Kinoko telling a few things about aesthetics, Japanese bondage masters, humiliation in Japan and the west, club life in Japan and his view on teaching shibari, which is learningv people basic techniques and concept, but recommending we also use those techniques to create our own ties and patterns.
Agqain, we´re planning on taking the evening class as well, so I´ll be updating later.
So, t9onight we finally learned the tie that every Japanese kid recognises according to Kinoko, a karada :-). Sounds dull, but is was the technical variation with doubled ropes that even can be used to suspend from, so that was pretty okay. We both had find a model and ended up doing a double suspension with them from one point. After the workshop, one of the models was willing to try the four suspension progression with pluu, so she got to practice that herself too.