Master purchased some new rope to add to our rope collection so this is what we have in the way of rope at the moment:
Going right to left, we’ve got some stretchy red stuff (5m) purchased from sax leather, some plain hemp (5m x 2) purchased from Osada Steve on ebay, some red nylon (3m) gotten from who knows where, thick black nylon (2m) gained from a five-finger discount from Master’s work and the new hemp (10m) purchased from the UK on ebay.
Here is a close-up of the new rope:
My thoughts on it? Well, it smells like chaff.
Every time I get near it I feel like I’m in a stable and I keep look ing over my shoulder for a horse. And if you look closely, it looks like there are bits of chaff scattered throughout the rope itself. It was purchased as ‘hemp rope’ and I’m pretty sure it’s made of hemp because I don’t think you can make rope from horse feed, but I’ve nick-named it chaffie anyway.
We wanted some longer rope to do some kikou (tortoiseshell) ties as the five metre stuff just wasn’t quite long enough (although it might possibly be long enough now as there is less of me for it to have to go around…) This is a pic from when there was more of me – with bonus hairy mons:
I’ve been having a poke around on the internet for Shibari shows that we could go and see while we’re in Tokyo next year. More than anything, I’d love to be tied up by one of the Shibari pros just to experience it, but it seems a lot of them won’t work with shirouto (novices) or gaijin (non-Japanese) and I’m both, so my prospects there are bleak. I’m also not the most flexible person in the world so that’s also a big negative, as usually you’ve got to be able to suck your own toes while they’re tied together behind your neck and play the violin with the one finger you’ve got free at the same time.
But I’m thinking a show or even a tutorial (although they seem to be pricey) would at least be possible. After some discussions with Master I’ve finally got my head around the fact that he doesn’t want to go and see fifty million temples or shrines while we are in Japan. He wants to experience some unique things and eat some scrummy food. With that in mind, I’ve now changed our trip from a sight-seeing one to an eating trip. We’re going to eat our way around Japan and maybe look at some things while we’re on our way to go wherever we need to go in search of damn-good food.
In terms of unique experiences, I’m thinking kinky love hotel and shibari show. Maybe we’ll also stop by a maid cafe or an ear-cleaning salon just for some innocent fun. My head is absolutely bursting with possibilities though and there’s still 4 months to go before we leave! And how the hell am I, as Miss World Indecisiveness 2006- 2009 ever going to whittle down my thoughts into a two-week itinerary??? AHHHH!