Here are a few images talked about in this month's podcast.
Start of “Ushiro Takatekote Shibari (simple)” from Mai Randa’s Complete Kinbaku Manual.
Completed front view
“Gote Shibari” from Chiaki Kanou’s SM Kinbaku Course.
“Kyoubu Kinbaku” (Chest/Breast Bondage) showing rope added to the gote shibari.
From "Introduction to Foreign Literature." Kitan Club 1955.
From illustration in a 1814 telling of the Eight Dog Chronicle.
Closeup of Goemon Ishikawa (1851)
From the Pictorial Book on the Penal Affaris of the Tokugawa Government (1893)
SM Kitan illustration
1963 illustration of Yaoya Oshichi by Ichimu Obinata.
I mispronounced Oshichi as Onana in the podcast.
Takatekote photo from Beautifully Bound (1953)
Two photos from "Reflections on Kinbaku Beauty Through the Gote and Takatekote." (1953)
Photo from "Practical Bondage Photography: An Example of the Takatekote Shibari" (1961)
Front and back photos from "Chimuo Nureki's How to Tie Classroom - One Rope Takatekote." (1985)
Front and Back photos of the takatekote shibari from Go Arisue's Book of Five Rings for Rope Arts. (2005)
Example of a straight-legged ebi shibari (top photo) (1955)
In episode 5, I said I would put up a few pre-modern illustrations showing what might be doubled rope. Check them out and let me know if you think the rope is doubled.
Closeup from a 1887 storybook.
Illustration from a 1882 storybook.
Closeup from a 1786 children’s picture book.
Closeup from a theater season program (undated).