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There are some great kink festivals in the world and we are fortunate enough to get invited to quite a lot of them around the world. Here are some of our experiences at those events.

Shibaricon 2012 Favourite moments.

By |2018-08-09T00:55:47+00:00June 2nd, 2013|Categories: Events, Festivals, Learning, Performance, Teaching, Workshops|Tags: , , , , , |

Anticipation Well there was a bunch of things to look forward to. Number one was learning that a photographic hero and inspiration, Norio Sugiura would be there! Getting nervous about meeting him. Being so pleased to meet him and having the chance to get a print in person. (It's strange looking back on this years later and thinking how much more we've seen him, what an extraordinary person he is and what a great artist he is. What we've learned over the years only makes us appreciate him more!) Takeshi Nagaike san's good humour, charm and old school tying style. It was very much a pleasure to meet him. If you see his work it's not like the shibari you might imagine it to be. Getting to go to the Andersen Japanese gardens for the first time was a great treat, our thanks to Jimmy Tato for taking us. We picked up some nice hashi before leaving. Also visiting the Asian market on the way back to the hotel I got an Agatsuma CD I didn't have. Saki Kamijoo And Wykd Dave In Nekomimi Ears In The Bar At Shibaricon 2012 Saki Kamijoo san was just so infectiously fun and instantly fitting into the mind as one of those people that you're just always glad to see. We've seen her many times since and I well remember getting drunk in the bar with her late one night. We had some time with Milla Reika and discovering the sweet, un-egotistical, enthusiastic and grounded person behind the mistress image. People are often not what you might imagine. Iambic9 is one of the most unassumingly nice and generous people I can think of, we've been glad [...]

Twisted Leprechaun (Dublin 2011) Shibari bondage performance by WykD Dave and Clover

By |2018-08-05T19:50:33+00:00August 17th, 2012|Categories: Events, Festivals, Performance|Tags: , , , , |

Twisted Leprechaun was Irelands first fetish and shibari festival. There is a lot goes into a festival event and I can only congratulate all the people who worked behind the scenes to make it so memorable. There are always problems behind the scenes but it's a testament to those behind the scenes that pretty much nobody attending the event saw them.

London festival Japanese bondage. Shibari by Hajime Kinoko (London 2010)

By |2018-07-20T21:09:08+00:00July 14th, 2012|Categories: Events, Festivals|Tags: |

It was also our first encounter with Hajime Kinoko but not our last. His stage show really showed people what could be accomplished on stage and I think that his performance was a wake up call for many riggers who thought that they were pretty good already.

London festival of Japanese bondage – performance (London 2011)

By |2018-07-20T21:40:17+00:00July 14th, 2012|Categories: Festivals|Tags: , , , |

It seems so long ago now that this shibari show took place. We've come a long way and if we didn't have a video I wouldn't be able to tell you what happened in the show. Our style and everything has changed since this but here it is warts and all.