‘Kinbaku’ & ‘Shibari’ – definitions

Kinbaku (緊縛) – ‘tight binding’

Kinbaku-bi (緊縛美) – literally ‘the beauty of tight binding’.

Shibari (縛り?) is a Japanese word that literally means “to tie”

What is ‘Kinbaku’?  ‘Kinbaku’ & ‘Shibari’ – what is the difference?

‘There is much discussion about the distinction between shibari and kinbaku, and whether one term is more appropriate than another.

One modern distinction which is gaining popularity is that shibari refers to purely artistic, aesthetic rope, whilst kinbaku refers to the artistic, connective, sensual, sexual practice as a whole.’

Wikipedia

We called this website ‘Kinbaku Videos’ because those who have gained experience in this say that ‘Kinbaku’ is the essence of rope bondage

For more on definitions, history, art and the difference between ‘Kinkbau’ and ‘Shibari’ take a look at the various links below (added in no particular order).

History: Martial Arts – Hojojutsu | Torture

Kinbaku vs. Shibari – Wykd D

– The Duality of Shibari and Kinbaku

About Shibari – Hikari Kesho

ArtofContemporaryShibari

Nawa Kun (via Hebari @ Naturally Twisted)

“Kinbaku and Art” Introduction by Master “K”

– Beauty and Violence: Kinbaku, The Art of Japanese Rope Bondage