Japanese: 麻縄

Traditional Japanese style bondage rope made of hemp or jute. The Japanese vocabulary does not make a distinction between hemp and jute.

Shibari rope is usually 7 meters in length and between 6 to 8 mm in width.

Usually a knot is tied at each end so that these "buttons" can be used for a certain wrapping style or hojojutsu ties where no real knot is ever used to secure the tie because the button holds the rope(s) in place.

Various nawashi use different methods for treating their ropes to increase their suppleness and longevity.