Over the years, numerous rope lovers from around the world have benefited from private tuition at the Osada-ryu HQ Dojo in Tokyo.
While on the surface shibari/kinbaku may appear an awfully complicated craft, the individual techniques can actually be broken down into distinct building blocks.
To this end students are essentially taught Osada-ryu; hands-on tying techniques drawn from established kinbaku dynasties.
Please note that all tuition/training in Japan is on a one-on-one basis.
¥20,000/hour (minimum 3 hours/day)
Free dojo accommodation provided.
Immerse yourself into Japanese rope culture and train at the cradle of kinbaku. A typical day involves 3 hours of one-on-one coaching plus 2 hours of practice sessions.
Intensives are offered around the year.
Typical duration: 10-14 days or longer
Coaching can be set up on short notice, with dates and times flexible. These are one-on-one lessons tailored to the needs of rope enthusiasts passing through Tokyo and wishing to catch up on the latest state of the tying arts.
*Number of times: as per your needs
Ideal for Tokyo residents that aim to develop advanced tying skills over a sustained period of time.
Times: by appointment
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Licensed instructors in Osada-ryu / 長田流 are also available here: