A term used to describe kinbaku designs that are “calculatedly unstudied”, that is, deliberately and
artfully unsymmetrical or even untidy. This term is taken from Japanese calligraphy and art and
used to describe, for instance, the deliberately misshapen but exquisitely beautiful pottery sometimes used in
the “tea ceremony”. This style of tying, which is also practiced by such famous bakushi as Nureki Chimuo, is of
a high order and should never be confused with amateurism. Rather, at it’s best, this elegant type of rope work can
lift kinbaku into the same artistic realms as Abstract Art and Jazz.