On these pages we introduce you to the Juku-team. We, Harukumo and Yoko, organize events and lessons together and share our experiences with you.
“Shibari is an intimate form of communication.”Harukumo
|09.2005-03.2006||First long-term stay in Tokyo and first encounter with Osada Steve. Helping in Studio SIX by coiling up ropes, cleaning, taking pictures of his Kinbaku Live-events and filming his sessions and performances.|
|08.2006||Participation in Osada Steve’s workshop in Berlin.|
|07.2011-03.2012||Second long-term stay in Tokyo. Introduction to Yukimura Haruki by Osada-Sensei, intensive lessons with Yukimura-Sensei.|
|09.2012||Participation as co-instructor and interpreter at the Yukimura workshop in Copenhagen.|
|02.-05.2014||Intensive instruction at Studio SIX with Osada-Sensei and assistance at the studio. Receiving the name Harukumo from Yukimura-Sensei and receiving the instructor license on April 16, 2014.|
|06.2014||Foundation of Harukumo-Juku in Zurich Oerlikon, start with own classes.|
|03.-04.2015||Three weeks in Tokyo. Start of certification in Osada-Ryû. Passing the exams for the 9th, 8th and 7th Kyû within three days.|
|10.2015||Training with Vinciens in Vienna, passing the 6th Kyû in Osada-Ryû.|
|01.2016||Passed the examination for the 5th Kyû in Osada-Ryû, examined by Vinciens in Vienna.|
|04.2016||Short trip to Tokyo to attend the wake after Yukimura-Sensei passed away.|
|04.2016||Successful examination for the 4th Kyû.|
|04.2017||Three-week trip to Japan, lessons with Osada Steve. Successful examination for 3rd Kyû Osada-Ryû.|
|08.2017||Private lessons with Osada Steve in Vienna, successful examination for 2nd Kyû Osada-Ryû.|
|03.-04.2018||Trip to Japan, intensive lessons at Studio SIX with Osada Steve.|
|04.-05.2019||Trip to Japan, intensive lessons at Studio SIX with Osada Steve. Awarding of the instructor license in Osada-Ryû on April 20.|
Events and Appearances
|11.2015||First performance at the Swiss erotic fair “Extasia” with Yoko.|
|12.2016||Second performance at the Swiss erotic fair “Extasia” with Yoko.|
|06.2017||Appearance on Vice Switzerland on Shibari in the Zurich-area (in German).|
|07.2018||First Yukimura-Ryû-Workshop by Harukumo in Helsinki. Organised and prepared by Nagor.|
|08.-09.2018||First Workshop-series with Osada Steve in Switzerland, organized by Harukumo and Yoko in collaboration with Secret56.|
|09.2019||Second workshop series with Osada Steve at the Juku in Neuenhof, organized and supervised by Harukumo and Yoko.|
|06.2021||Collaboration on art thesis at the Lucerne School of Art.|
My name is Yoko Sumii and I have been performing at Shibari for 14 years now. With my former performance partner Dragonrope I was regularly seen on the stages of Boundcon in Munich or Extasia in Switzerland.
In 2014 I set up the first Juku together with Harukumo and developed it together with him. I especially like suspensions and performances that tell their own story and are designed with music and matching costumes.
Since 2016 I have also gained my first experience as a photographer. To capture the emotions and moods properly has now become a real passion of mine and I take every opportunity to get out with the camera again.
I also like to organize events and workshops where we pass on what we experience and learn new every year in Japan.
We as the Juku-team are looking forward to your visit and are of course always available for questions about Shibari, Kinbaku or Japan.