The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan
Pondering the Shokuryoshi
When dinosaurs roamed the planet, and long before the Shokuryoshi (discussed in detail later) entered the scene, the Izu Peninsula of JapanRead more.
Climbing The Mountain Of Death
On the edge of Gunma and Niigata Prefecture lies an area that many refer to as “Little Alaska”. While thereRead more.
Overlanding & Tenkara
Overlanding: “Self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it isRead more.
Yabusame is the traditional Japanese form of horseback archery. “It was designed as a way to please and entertain the myriad ofRead more.
Herabuna Bamboo Rods
Herabuna are a sub-species of Carp that are a very popular game fish in Japan. The style of fishing forRead more.
I have always met the end of the mountain stream fishing season here in Japan with a bit of wistfulness.Read more.
Spring Rock Climbing In Ogawayama
I visited Ogawayama in the fall last year. The place is absolutely massive with a lifetime of rock climbing littered throughoutRead more.
The Black Ship Festival
Every year the city of Shimoda, near the tip of Izu Peninsula (and the location for my recent Tenkara AmagoRead more.
A Brief Exploration of the Lower Yozukukawa
I hadn’t been in Japan for a month when I went on my first keiryu (japanese for mountain stream) fishingRead more.
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. TheRead more.
The Silver Grass Autumn Flower Every year in late August the head high grass called susuki (すすき) blooms en-mass. TheRead more.
The Breakfast Club
I am not the party till you puke type. I also don’t like loud crowded clubs. But I do likeRead more.