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The Hishi Pattern


This rope bondage class dissects the diamond pattern which is referred to as “Hishi Nawa” or “Hishi Shibari”.

The diamond pattern is one of the most beautiful and iconic patterns in the world of Shibari. In addition to its attractive aesthetic, it’s a very useful structural component in many Japanese ties.

We will go over multiple ways of constructing this pattern and we’ll look at different ties where the pattern could be applied.

This is an advanced class. It will be focused on understanding the construction of the pattern. Certain ties will be used as examples to illustrate the use of the diamond pattern, but the intention behind the class will not be to teach step-by-step instructions of how to create each of these ties.

Class style:

  • Demo and hands-on


  • Ability to tie a standard 3 rope Gote Shibari
  • Ability to tie Futomomo Shibari
  • Ability to tie Japanese-style hip harnesses

What to bring:

  • 6-8 pieces of 25’-30’ 5-6mm natural fibre rope.
  • 1-2 pieces of 10’-15’ 5-6mm natural fibre rope (optional).

All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.

The class will be limited to 8 tying pairs. To give attendees enough time to practice this involved pattern, there will be no switching during practice time.

Discounted advance tickets for Duos are available until midnight, March 11th, or they sell out.

Later Event: May 7
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