The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

The Black Ship Festival
Every year the city of Shimoda, near the tip of Izu Peninsula (and the location for my recent Tenkara Amago
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Backcountry Tenkara
With the end of the mountain stream season fast approaching I was itching for a bigger trip. Something I’ve wanted
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Ayu
Ayu are a highly sought after game fish in Japan, some of the best rivers in Japan that they call
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Exploring Aizu – The Majestic Interior of Fukushima Prefecture
After spending a few days in Nikko National Park, I was ready to leave the Silver Week crowds behind and
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Cherry Blossoms
It’s that time of the year where the cherry blossoms bloom creating a cloudscape of pink, white, and red that smothers a
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aokigahara
Aokigahara
Aokigahara (青木ヶ原) is a relatively small forest on the northwest flank of Mount Fuji. It is more commonly known as the
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End of the Tenkara Season – Part I
It was the hottest recorded summer this year in Japan, so much so that besides a brief foray into the
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Izu Peninsula – Amago Country
Since becoming a father my Tenkara adventures have tapered off a little. This doesn’t mean that my passion for the
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Fujigoko
Fujigoko (富士五湖), or Fuji Five Lakes in English, is a Japanese national treasure of exquisite and unbelievable beauty. My two
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Meboso Flies
It has been awhile since I last put together a flies article. Here I have compiled a few of my
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Japanese Kit Kat
Though my first week in Japan was a blur of jet lag, a slight bout of food poisoning, unpacking, and culture
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Hakone
West of Tokyo lies the mountain town of Hakone. Hakone is located in the heart of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and
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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.