Kinbaku Live Night was on as usual Saturday night at Studio SIX. I was out at a karaoke joint pretending I could sing so, I’m sorry to say, I missed the festivities at the dojo. I’ll have to wait and see if I get a report in as to what went on. I do have a few photos which I’m including with this post.
As far as I can tell, this is another new model who wished to be broken in by Osada Steve and, from the pics, it would appear she got her wish.
Steve isn’t using my old straw mat on his floor anymore. I really liked that mat. I bought it at at a “home center” store for a video I shot quite awhile ago. Maybe it got too much candle wax on it.
I also bought straw rope for the video. That’s what I call it, anyway. It’s the kind of rope you see in those famous drawings of torture bondage. Steve doesn’t really use this kind of rope. I don’t know any Nawashi in Japan who uses it. It’s not practical at all for day-to-day use. For one thing, it’s much too scratchy. Many models would have a problem with that.
Besides all the other characteristics it lacks, I also don’t think it’s very strong. It’s okay for stuff on the ground but I personally wouldn’t use it for suspension — unless you use a lot of it.
The latest Kinbaku Live Night photos: