RopeMarks Merchandise

via Red Bubble

Posted on February 20 2017 by RopeMarks

By popular demand... Well, we've been too preoccupied for a long time to set this up... So, by now, by popular demand:

RopeMarks Merchandise

We are using Red Bubble as our preferred supplier. Visit our shop on their site to get your RopeMarks, t-shirts, mugs, pillows, phone cases, and a whole lot more.

You can get there through the official RopeMarks shop:

http://shopropemarks.com/product/red-bubble-merchandise

Or directly to Red Bubble:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/ropemarks/shop

Go, go, go... buy

RopeMarks Unisex t-shirt RopeMarks graphix t-shirt RopeMarks drawstring bag RopeMarks mug

 

If you want/need/desire some custom designs, let us know, a lot is possible.

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Book: RopeMarks presents...

Dutch Dame

Posted on November 22 2015 by RopeMarks

RopeMarks presentsPhotobook, Hardback (hardcover) bound with gloss finish, A4 portrait (210x297mm or 8.27x11.69"), full color on 170g/m² premium photopaper.

Leading European Japanese rope bondage specialist, RopeMarks, presents Dutch Dame tied in various positions.

This volume is packed with images of Dutch Dame tied in a large variety of traditional Japanese- and creative bondages and positions. Sometimes she plays together with girlfriend Marilyn Yusuf (Bulgaria), HoneyHair (Czech Republic), Psylocke (Sweden) and more.

Duth Dame, your fetish fantasy tied for your pleasure and presented by RopeMarks.

Product Details:
Hardback: 96 pages, 108 photos
Publisher: RopeMarks (November 2015)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: A4 portrait (210x297mm or 8.27x11.69")
Categories: Art, Japanese rope bondage, shibari, kinbaku

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On the wall

Posted on July 06 2014 by RopeMarks
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Occasionally we receive requests for framed artwork from our extensive portfolio - hmmm... maybe we should formalize that... Usually these requests fall through because unfortunatly people understimate the cost of high quality printing and framing. 

But luckily for us, some workout and when we get the proud image of our work on the wall of a happy pervert we definitly love to share it as well.

This is the original photo:
(a very heavy rubber bondage cooperation with KinkyStyle and Mistress Lucrezia)

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Here it is on the wall of a happy perv:

Should you be interested in a framed print, just browse through our site(s) and let us know what images has your interest.

Bob

Book Shibari in Russia

now available in our shop

Posted on June 15 2013 by RopeMarks

This unique book about the Russian view on Japanese bondage is now available in our shop

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JumpCut

The award winninig short by Saskia Quax is available

Posted on May 08 2013 by RopeMarks

JumpCut

First released on February 2012 then quickly became a Long sought after short; now finally available online after touring the worlds (fetish) film festivals; JumpCut.

Jumpcut is a film by Saskia Quax that lets you playfully get acquinted with the sexual fantasies of a young woman without becoming explicit. Sexuality is very personal and each and everyone experiences this in its own way, no matter who is in control.

If you've seen it on a festival, you can now own it. Haven't seen it yet, get it now, you won't be disappointed

 Get the JumpCut DVD here

Ultimate Bondage Rope

Posted on August 29 2012 by RopeMarks
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We have new rope in our shop, Ultimate Bondage Rope.
This is a red linen rope in two diameters, 5mm and 6mm.

6mm red linen

5mm red linen

Visit our shop for more information and purchase
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Shibari in Russia

a book review

Posted on August 28 2012 by RopeMarks
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UPDATE: this book is now available in our shop, click here

Shibari in RussiaWith our last visit to Russia we brought back more than just good memories. One of the other things we brought back was an interesting book called "Shibari in Russia".

Since our last visit to Russia was also our first visit we were very open to understanding the bondage scene "behind the iron curtain". For me it was an area that had not come onto my radar to research in depth related to bondage.

Our visit to Russia was one very memorable visit for many reasons, you can read some more about it in this blog entry. The RopeFest event in St.Petersburg was getting us rapidly acquainted with the current status of the Russian bondage scene and it left us with a taste for more.

Enter the book "Shibari in Russia"; It is a well sized square photobook of almost 170 pages and entirely dedicated to shibari in Russia. To enjoy the full impact of the bondage photo's there is one photo on each page.

If I have to name just one of the strengths of this book it is definitly its diversity! The book contains photo's of at least 40 different Russian riggers and/or photographers and the bondage does not focus on the (common) female recipient but has a well number of (very impressive) male bondage as well. Photo's are taken ranging from professional studio's to simple outside settings.

I can truly recommend this book as it is a jewel that gives you a complete view of the current state of shibari in russia.

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Akira Naka's rope of torture, primer version

a RopeMarks review

Posted on June 28 2012 by Bob

When I heard about the new tutorial video of Akira Naka "rope of torture" I was anxious to see it, even though it is a primer it appeared to have enough additional material to keep me, a fan, content.

Akira NakaAkira Naka is for sure among my favorite nawashi's from Japan. His style, type of play, aura just match with how I perceive kinbaku should be, skillful, beautiful, loving but most of all rough when need to be. Akira Naka is creating beauty in suffering.

For those not familiar with Akira Naka, in a nutshell: Akira Naka, born in 1959, witnessed Chimuo Nureki's kinbaku at his kinbiken meetings. This was instant love. He inherited "Nureki style" and developed his own "Naka style", aesthetic rope of torture kinbaku. As far as I'm concerned Naka-san stands among the best living master of kinbaku today and is among my personal favorites.

On to the video material, this primer is only available as a well worth digital download. My download contained eleven .mp4 files, six actual tutorial files and five bonus material files and one folder with one hundred kinbaku photos.

  • 00 Intro and basic part (kiso)
  • 01 Daily life part, before using the rope (nichijyou)
  • 02 Rope part, basics of kinbaku (nawakiso)
  • 03 Rope part, application of kinbaku (first volume) (ouyou_1)
  • 04 Rope part, application of kinbaku (second volume) (ouyou_2)
  • 05 Together with Master Akira Naka and Ending (issyo)
  • Bonus 01 Parties concerned talk about Akira Naka (kankeisya)
  • Bonus 02 Original demonstration, first volume (jitsuen_1)
  • Bonus 03 Original demonstration, second volume (jitsuen_2)
  • Bonus 04 Amateur happening, first volume (shirouto_1)
  • Bonus 05 Amateur happening, second volume (shirouto_2)
  • Bonus 100 kinbaku photographs

I'm from Europe, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with no working knowledge to have or understand a conversation in the Japanese language. That brings me to the biggest disadvantage (better get it out of the way
quickly) of this tutorial, it is all in Japanese without any subtitles. Luckily as I was watching the tutorial it is not really needed, the tutorial is visually so well made you can understand what is said or ment.

The tutorial starts with a very flashy movie-like trailer and all through the video there are anime-like overlays that show when things are done right or wrong, making this video very open en easy to digest for  the intented audience; people just starting out with learning kinbaku.

The first file, kiso, is an introduction to communication between partners, how to communicate if you like each other and want to have sex and, ofcourse, rope bondage. A male/female couple is used that show you how (not) to communicate. The focus is on the man and how his behaviour has effect on the girl. Very entertaining to watch.

Part 1, The second file, nichijyou, the couple wants to start with doing bondage. Naka-San explaines in interview format what the couple is doing right or wrong to start with bondage, corrects them where needed and shows them how to start this thing called bondage.

Kinbaku has to be a road to travel not a goal, take small steps together and don't rush with rough and scary ropes. Start simple, use a tenugui, a necktie, a soft bathrope-belt, etc. We see Akira-san showing simple, erotic bondage's with these "ropes" and explains the do's and don'ts. The bondage is parallel wrist in front of the body, in the back of the body building up to creating what is to be a ushiro takate kote, as explained in the next tutorial file.

Part 2, nawakiso, is where the mother of all kinbaku bondages is explained, the ushiro takate kote shibari, in Naka-ryu. The explanation is extensive, clear and precise where Naka-san shows you the do's and don'ts of building this important bondage. On a personal note, What I find very interesting is that Naka-san's technique clearly shows influences of Nureki-san's style.

Part 3, ouyou, is an extensive rope bondage tutorial continuing where you are left after creating the takatekote in the previous tutorial. The bondage thought is a "M-pattern" on a chair, legs pulled up in front of the body and kept spread by the bondage. This position allows to show basic bondage for the legs and as a result has your partner in a useful position for sex.

Part 4, ouyou, is where the bondages get more advanced for the rigger and more demanding for the girl. If you weren't sure by now that this is a true Japanese production this part shows you the girl naked with her genitals covered by a mosaic.

Before the tutorial starts the model gets a say in what I assume is how she feels about getting tied up. AKira Naka does his gote and continues with a, demanding, bed-bondage position that keeps the legs of the girl spread and her position perfect for sexual activitiy.

This position is then moved from a spread-leg to a closed-leg position, reusing the ropes making for fluid bondage transitions for your play. There is some time to enjoy the bondage by you the viewer, Naka-san and the girl.

This chapter ends with what I assume is an explanation in interview style by Naka-san about what he just did.

Part 5, issyo, uses an interesting concept. Here Naka-san is doing one-on-one teaching of his gote with a couple. This is interesting because you get the impression as if it is you, sitting in your laze chair, who is being thaught this gote. After the teaching the master has an evaluation about how the couple did on learning the gote. I assume Naka-san talks about common mistakes (addressed during the teaching) that people make.

In addition to the tutorial there are five bonus files available in the download.

For non-Japanese speaking people the first bonus file, kankeisya, is unfortunatly not that interesting. It is a lot of people from the tutorial and some not before seen faces that talk about Akira Naka. Now I'm sure it is interesting, but I just don't understand Japanese.

The next two bonus files, jitsuen, see the master at work, demonstrating some high class kinbaku with one of the models from the tutorial. Without revealing to much (this is a must see for all lovers of kinbaku) The demonstration consist of several beautiful and tortureous tzuri's and air-transistions. Where the face and the pussy are not forgotten. Akira-san is skillfull, playful, loving and, most important, rough when need to be. It is a pleasure to see the model appears highly sensitive to the masters bondage and both play the "game" very well.

The next two bonus files, shirouto, appear to be about a truly first-time-experience  the pace goes down and the master ties a girl that has never been tied before. Naka-san ties the girl in a standing position, secured to a ceiling point, and you see the sweetest interaction coming from the girl. She closes her eyes "afraid" to open them but from time to time sneak-peaks through one of her eyes to see what is going on, also, she appears to genuinly and physically tremble.

When the master has done his work the boyfriend comes in and starts to erotically tease the girl.

In time the girls is removed from the ceiling point and moved to the bed where the boyfriend continues to undress the girl. Naka-san is making some changes in the leg bondage and ties the legs separate from each other allowing for sexual activity from the boyfriend. The boyfriend takes this all the way.

After his load has sprayed, the girl is untied by the Naka-san and the scene is reviewed with the girl in interview format. She is showing a lot of gratitude for the experience.

After the tutoriual and the bonus material, if you still want more (and we do) there are 100 photo's of the  demonstration Naka-san performed in bonus files jitsuen 1 and 2.

In conclusion, if kinbaku has your interest and you want to learn from the best living master from Japan this primer is second best to actually traveling to Japan and meet the master himself. The basics are covered and allthough this tutorial is a primer you are quickly shown more-than-primer style bondage's and positions for you and your partner. You truly get your money's worth of tutorial and video material from Akira Naka who I think is among the best living nawashi to date.

the links:

http://www.NakaRyu.com/ex/
http://www.RopeMarks.com/

Book: Hotel RopeMarks

Posted on March 12 2012 by Bob
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Book: Hotel RopeMarksTogether with Dutch-Dame RopeMarks traveled around Europe in 2011 . Usually RopeMarks left no opportunity behind to tie his amazing Dutch-Dame for his personal pleasures. Dutch-Dame had to endure historical kinbaku, contemporary shibari, classic Western bondage and rough metal restraints all for RopeMarks' perverted pleasure. The rancid polaroids are all that's left...

Allthough not intended to be art; they are artistic, allthough not intended to be beauty, they are beautiful, allthough not intended to be enjoyed by others, they are now yours...

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Original Osada Steve shibari & kinbaku rope

Posted on March 12 2012 by Bob
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Original Osada Steve shibari & kinbaku ropeThe traditional rope set for Japanese bondage (shibari, kinbaku) directly from the famous master from Japan. 7 ropes of approx. 8m of Japanese jute. Suitable for beginners and advanced students. Of course suitable not just for Japanese bondage, but for all other bondages as well.

7 ropes of approx. 8 m of traditional jute rope, ready for immediate use! Since the rope from Japan has no defined breaking load, we recommend European jute or hemp rope for the main suspension ropes when doing suspensions

The rope is ready for use in 8-meter pieces, which are finished at both ends with a simple overhand knot.

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