Hayanawa, catching the hands, and matters of hanging

In regard to hojōjutsu, there is hayanawa and honnawa.

Hayanawa (Fast rope; 早縄) is also called sokunawa (quick rope; 速縄), as well as karinawa (temporary rope; 仮縄) and karishibari (temporary tie; 仮縛). This can be implemented to quickly detain those who encourage riots and disorders, the arresting rope can be used to arrest criminals for the time being, and is also referred to the single person capturing rope.

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The honnawa (main rope; 本縄) is an abbreviation of the honshikinawa (formal rope; 本式縄), and was also used for formal tying. In the situation that the culprit was already detained they would be transferred to this rope, and a different method of being bound would be applied to the prisoner for escorting.

This hayanawa, honnawa, and their variations uses are dictated by the ryūha in question, of which the honnawa is the stronger. Also, there is the division of shingyōso (真行草), where the honnawa is shin, the hayanawa is , and some of the different ties that can be applied with both honnawa and hayanawa are called gyō. In addition, there is the rope method of kagenawa (陰縄), and there is also hinawa (陽縄). This is viewed from nawahyō (rope appearance; 縄表), whereas hinawa is worn openly or over the clothing and is visible, while kagenawa is out of view.

It should be noted, that the names of the rope forms are not standardized universally and are often unique between the various ryūha. Though the rope tying method may be similar the name may differ drastically.

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