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Evil Girls HQ are proud to be working with Studio Kink Sydney to bring Kasumi Hourai to Brisbane to teach Naka Style Kinbaku for the first time!
Hourai Kasumi is a highly respected Japanese Kinbakushi from Nagoya. Initially self taught, at 19 years old Kasumi decided to go to Tokyo in order to study under Akechi Denki in 1999.
Since then she has has learnt from a variety of highly respected sources. Kasumi spent time training with Hajime Kinoko as a member of ‘Ichinawakai’ where she learnt a lot about the discipline itself.
Then in ‘Salon Kitagawa’ she received instruction from Kitagawa on carabiner-less techniques and many different locks and knots as part of a logical, beautiful and efficient system.
Having had the opportunity to have an exchange with Akira Naka, Kasumi then developed a strong fascination with his work and in 2015 dedicated herself to study Naka Ryu with a passion. From the beauty of Akira Naka’s rope work and his attention to detail, Kasumi sensed what she felt was the soul of a traditional Japanese ‘craftsman’ – the ability to give complete attention to detail focusing not only on aesthetics but on intention as well. This caused her fascination with him to grow even more. From these experiences, Kasumi developed a strong desire to create a personal archive in order to keep a record of her own experiences as a rope bottom (bottoming for Akira Naka for DVD, performances and photoshoots in collaboration with Norio Sugiura). Since then Kasumi has spent more and more time learning from Akira Naka and then started being called on by Norio Sugiura to help in his studio as a rigger. This inspired her further towards the more classical and traditional form of Kinbaku.
Kasumi has her own style of rope, a fusion of Kinbaku with more traditional Japanese culture as well as her own experience as a Kinbaku model. Established in her own passion for traditional Japanese culture and her own understanding and sensitivity to it. Kasumi endeavours to teach this, not only with words but in real life with demonstrations. Currently, Kasumi is using all of her experiences as a rigger, working for photo studios on collaborations with the goal of expanding the sense and beauty with three-dimensional photography. She also travels the world to share her passion for Kinbaku. Check her website.
Kasumi’s model for the weekend will be the amazing -Yua- and we are honoured to again have her modelling here at EGHQ.
-Yua- discovered shibari through photography, although it would be the better part of a decade before she found people who tied in this style. She spent a number of years modeling for nude art and rope photography and had the pleasure of working closely with and performing with some very experienced and talented rope tops, travelling widely through Australia and Japan to do so.
In 2014 she began learning to tie herself, and took a workshop with Hourai Kasumi, which ignited in her a passion for top feminine energy and Japanese aesthetic. It also spawned a fan-girl-like admiration for Kasumi. Blushing may ensue.
After a long hiatus from the rope scene to pursue scholastic study, -Yua- is slowly relearning shibari and taking every opportunity to experience rope with whoever she can. She strives to be completely present and receptive in every scene and is less interested in performance than she is in intense and vulnerable interactions.
-Yua- aspires to help other bottoms transcend the trappings of populist rope aesthetics to find their own personal rope space and embrace themselves as worthy and valued partners. She is always happy to talk and offer support.
Dates are 15th, 16th and 17th of March, 2019
This will be a Friday Night/Saturday/Sunday Intensive, sold as one unit. All students must attend the Naka Style TK/Gote class on Friday night to be able to continue through the weekend.
Friday Night Class: 3 hours, 7:00~10:00pm
Saturday Class: 5 Hours plus lunchtime
Sunday Class: 5 Hours plus lunchtime
Exact content is still to be advised, but the weekend will be spent tying on Bamboo. Suspension experience is a must. If students wish to feel the full experience of Naka Style and the building of the feelings of shame and exposure, it is recommended by Kasumi that models enjoy the classes while wearing Nagajuban, or a light silk/polyester dressing gown. Nagajuban (also simply called Juban) can be purchased on Amazon, Etsy, Ebay or websites such as Kimono Market and Rakuten.
Miss Gen will be interpreting throughout the entire Workshop Intensive.
There is only space for 8 couples for this Intensive!
There will be a performance! Tickets will be made available much closer to the date, and will be offered first to those who have booked for the workshop.
Private Lessons with Kasumi will also be available, contact us for details!