New to Shibari? Start Here

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Over the past few years the interest in Japanese erotic rope bondage has exploded. Whether you call it shibari or kinbaku or just Japanese rope, it is worth...

Group Class to Resume Mid-April

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Following CDC guildlines, LA Rope will be re-opening for group lessons. Participants (including instructors and demo bottoms) must be fully vaccinated (two weeks...

Remembering Yukimura Sensei

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Today is the fourth anniversary of Sensei's passing. It seems hard to believe it has been that long. The memories I have...

LA Rope Shoots with Lana Del Rey for Italian Vogue

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Recently, I was lucky to spend the day shooting with famed fashion photographer Steven Klein for a layout in Italian Vogue magazine. The theme for...

Learn Shibari in Los Angeles

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LA Rope has been teaching shibari in Los Angeles since 2011. Trained in Tokyo by the late Grand Master Yukimura Haruki, the head...

Kinkly Review of LA Rope (Intro Class)

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The folks at Kinkly have just published a review of our first Tuesday Rope Play class.  It is a great read for anyone who...

LA Rope Collaborates with Celebrity Fashion Designer Ashton Hirota

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LA Rope has been working with the famous fashion designer Ashton Hirota, the designer behind Ashton Michael fashion to integrate shibari into the look...

LA Rope Shooting with Victor Lightworship

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Shooting at the dojo with Victor Lightworship and rope by LA Rope.  Behind the scenes by EMS. JADE KUSH X LIGHTWORSHIP X EMS #15 from...

LA Weekly Article: LA Rope

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LA Weekly has just published a fantastic article profiling our classes at LA Rope!  I think they did a great job. From the article: "Launched in...

Visiting Japan? Check Out Spider and Aubergine

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Kinako stopped by LA Rope to talk about the service she offers for kinbaku enthusiasts traveling to Tokyo. Check out our interview with...

LA Rope and Katy Perry: Shooting “Bon Appetit”

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LA Rope was on set last month with none other than Katy Perry shooting for her new video "Bon Appetit" While a lot of the...

LA Rope collaborates with Marielle Tepper on Lapalux Album Cover

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Lapalux has just released a new album, featuring cover art by award-winning photographer Marielle Tepper.  The shoot was an ambitious one, with the goal...