This is a variation I came up with while wanting a tie that could be done in bed without having to pass rope under the body while the person being tied is lying face down.

I’ve called this nemui shibari because I happened to know that 眠い(nemui) is the Japanese for sleepy. This may btw. be a terrible name for this but it’s what I made up off the top of my head because the tie was thought up while tying someone who was sleepy.

My sincere thanks to Hajime Kinoko san for correcting my Japanese in the naming of this tie.

The first time I taught this tie was at the London festival of the art of Japanese bondage. It’s not often that you get to show a tie to the Japanese so I was very happy to be able to do so.

Here’s a link to the tutorial