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Helsinki Shibari Festival 15.-17.11.

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The fourth Helsinki Shibari Festival will take place November 15th-17th at Esitystaiteen keskus, Suvilahti.


General info


  • Yoroï Nicolas (Brussels)
  • Soptik Zet (Prague)
  • Sawa Sagit (Berlin)



  • Festival pass 100 e normal/60 e reduced price: all workshops and evening program
  • Workshop tickets 25 e normal/15 e reduced price
  • Performance night 10 e
  • Rope jam 10 e



Performance night


Rope jam

The rope jam is a space for us all to get together, play, share what we have learned so far and get to know each other better. This year we will pay extra special attention to getting all of you warmed up and ready for getting social and having a good time. Our collaborator Querq cafe will offer yummy drinks and snacks during the evening.

  • 19-20 Doors open (no late arrivals) and introductions to the space
  • 19.30 Speed dating with Ceci Ferox
  • 20.15 Opening ceremony with Amy May and Ceci Ferox

The festival rope jam will feature four spaces:

  • Jam space for playing
  • Open space for sharing knowledge and practicing
  • Intimate space for more sexual play
  • Social space for hanging out, chatting and enjoying the goods from Querq cafe



Yoroï Nicolas

I aim to develop an harmonious Kinbaku practice which emphasize human and evidence.
Movement, putting into motion, posture, unveiling our emotions, organic aesthetics and construction, searching for and exploiting paradoxes…these are my main tools and lines of research.

This pratice takes roots in my knowledge of the classical Japanese culture, Aïkido, massage and Arisue Go’s Kinbaku. It had since fed on the influences of other artists such as Kazami Ranki, Felix Ruckert, Otonawa Sensei, Shadow and Kasumi Hourai…

Everything began in 1997 by studying Aïkido. It will then become the foundation for my Kinbaku (but also a life guide) : work about harmony, centre and posture. Therefore my Aïkido prism enabled me to comprehend the Japanese culture and philosophy, and became my first line of work and evolution.

At that time, I also improved my touch and my body knowledge through massage. I afterwards broadened this practice by travelling to Thailand (Chang Mai) in 2011. There I studied thai massage as well as biomechanics and trigger points in several schools leading to official qualifications.

As for my passion for tying plays, it started in an ingenuous way while I was a child. But the first images of Japanese bondage I saw on the net back in 1998 were like evidence clashing. My discovery path then was slow and tasty : first tie in 1999, followed by the preparation of ropes, the purchase of books in Japan. In 2008 I meet Arisue Go and start a classical study of Kinbaku.


Soptik Zet

I am a bondage teacher and event organizer. I created my first educational website with information on rope bondage in 2000. After ten years of self-education, I met Kinoko Hajime who became my first teacher of Japanese bondage. Afterwards, my tying was shaped by Osada Steve and Kanna; however, Kinoko Ryu is still my first choice for most of my rope partners.

A year later, I started teaching regular bondage workshops and have kept this hobby till today. In the meantime, I met two other teachers who influenced me greatly. The first was Yoroi Nicolas who taught me movement, intimacy, and simplicity in ropes. The second and the most influential was Riccardo Wildties. He introduced me to Naka Ryu. The more I study with Riccardo and Naka Akira, the more I fall in love with this style.

In recent years teaching ropes and organizing foreign teachers’ visits has become almost my part-time job. I love to teach topics I am passionate about, such as predicaments and sadistic, overpowering, and dynamic ways of tying, breath play, and many others. I love my job. :-)


Sawa Sagit


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