This trip was exceptionally special for me. Not only was it my first visit to Studio Six but also my first time to Japan and traveling together with Harumitsu.
I had the most wonderful experience, filled with plenty of laughter and tears. Tears, whether from the overwhelming feeling of gratitude and happiness or from the frustrations of learning and being challenged.
More importantly, I learnt to be a better rope bottom for Harumitsu and more so, I learnt so much more about myself that I would treasure for years to come.
Throughout the two weeks when we were there, I was very fortunate to be able to watch Osada Steve sensei tie several local models with his ‘magical hands’. Being able to see each and every one of these beautiful girls sink into his ropes, thoroughly exposing their emotions and hearts to us was very ‘heart warming’.
To add to the experience, it was nice bumping into some other fellow riggers and models whom we’ve known through the help of social media.
I cannot thank Harumitsu enough for bringing me along, looking after me and tying me every single day even though I was misbehaving, oh so often! I do hope that I will be able to tag along next time.