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Sat 30 Jan 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM GMT

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Where Can The Dust Alight: Aesthetics in Shibari


“There is no Bodhi-tree, nor stand of a mirror bright. Since all is void, where can the dust alight?”
(Translation by Wong Mou-Lam)

Aesthetics, as a profound intrinsic value of pleasure, is often elaborated into forms and characteristics. In this workshop, Subay will explore important concepts of aesthetics such as wabisabi (侘寂) , mono no aware (物の哀れ), yūgen (幽玄), drawing inspirations from her background in Buddhism and Chinese tea ceremony. She will discuss how aesthetics is beyond material forms - outer beauty manifests the inner aesthetics. To her, aesthetics is an experience creating emotional, cultural and aesthetic values for the rope top, rope bottom and viewers. It is not only in what we tie, but how we tie.

Subay is a Shibari artist and founder of Kokoro Studio based in Hong Kong.

Subay was first introduced to Shibari eight years ago when she was fascinated by its aesthetics, eroticism and emotions. She spent the first few years exploring and learning the different styles from several well-respected nawashi in Japan. In 2014, she met and was deeply inspired by Yukimura Haruki sensei. Afterwards, she dedicated herself to the study of traditional Japanese style. In 2015, Subay met Naka Akira sensei and chose to focus her study on sensei’s style of semenawa. She continues to explore her own style of semenawa which is both feminine and inclusive.

In March 2018, Subay had the honour of performing at Onna Matsuri (おんあ祭り) in Tokyo. In November 2018, she had the privilege to tie at Naka sensei’s satsuei-kai (縄奈加會緊縛撮影会) and in November 2019, she assisted Naka sensei in his workshops in San Francisco.

Subay teaches and performs internationally, including Asia, Europe and US. Her teaching focuses on the “why”, the feelings, the emotions, and provides insights on the perspective of both the rope top and the rope bottom.

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