Houchi 放置

Houchi (放置), generally translates as "leave as is", "leave to chance",  "leave alone", and "neglect".

In the context of Kinbaku, Shibari, and Japanese sadomasochism (SM), it refers to, having completed a tie, stepping or sitting back to watch and perceive the model, the tie, and/or the predicament.


Notable Bakushi that put this into exemplary practice include WildTies (9:54), Naka Akira (9:40, 38:10, 50:16, and so on) and a number of others who learn under them.