The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

The Black Ship Festival

The Black Ship Festival

Every year the city of Shimoda, near the tip of Izu Peninsula (and the location for my recent Tenkara Amago adventure) hosts the Black Ship ...
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Japanese Kei Cars

Japanese Kei Cars

When people drool over a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) car they typically direct their attention towards a svelte Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 or maybe a perky Honda Civic ...
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Blue and White Flycatcher オオルリ

Blue and White Flycatcher オオルリ

The mountains of Japan are a natural aviary, the perfect rest stop for migratory birds. The オオルリ(Oruri) also known as the Blue and White Flycatcher, is one ...
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Genryu Tenkara

Genryu Tenkara

“Genryu” is the most upper part of a river, even upper part of “keiryu(mountain stream)” and here in Japan [the] image of “Genryu” is always ...
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photo bucket

Japan – Photobucket II

It has been a hot minute since I last did a Photobucket post (9 weeks to be exact) and now more than ever, I've got ...
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Ogawayama - A Rock Climber's Paradise

Ogawayama – A Rock Climber’s Paradise

Deep in the mountains on the Nagano-Yamaniashi prefectural borders lies a paradise that must be seen to be believed. The mountains are tall and covered ...
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A Year In Review - 2016

A Year In Review – 2016

2016 was a great year with big trips every month of the fishing season and some phenomenal hikes, rock climbs, mountain bike rides, and of ...
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Oshino Creek - A Japanese Fly-Fishing Mecca

Oshino Creek – A Japanese Fly-Fishing Mecca

With spring quickly approaching many rivers in Japan are beginning to open for the season. Oshino (忍野村) is a quaint village a few miles from ...
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Tenkara USA Ito Unboxing

Tenkara USA Ito Unboxing

From my balcony I can see Tokyo Bay, which is one of the top 10 busiest ports in the world. Millions of tons of cargo ...
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Kamakura Alps

Kamakura Alps

Miura Peninsula is the location of the southernmost suburbs of Tokyo, the most populated city in the entire world! However, Miura Peninsula is not just a prolongation of the ...
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Sugegasa

Sugegasa

On the way home from my recent fishing trip in Nagano, my buddy and I stopped in at a locally made goods shop. I was ...
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Grandeco Ski Resort

Grandeco Ski Resort

yard sale verb A term used by skiers after a bad crash in which skis, ski poles, helmets, goggles, etc... are scattered haphazardly across the ...
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Welcome to Fallfish Tenkara – a collection of my tales of adventure in Japan. I have compiled it for two reasons: one, to have a venue for my artistic side; and two, to provide information and inspiration for those looking to travel and/or live in the magical country of Japan.