The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

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,
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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 throughout
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Epidote Creek 緑簾石小川
Last week I wrote a post about visiting Japan. If you are a Tenkara angler, Epidote Creek is THE reason why you
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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
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Japanese Craftsmanship
The craftsmanship of Japanese artisans is extraordinary – a fact known to many but one that has become more apparent to
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Tenkara Shop in Tokyo – Groundstore
Most Tenkara anglers planning a visit to Japan will most likely fly into Tokyo, via either Narita or Haneda Int’l
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Life
When I was younger I had no concept of time, I thought I would be young forever. My first real
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Yūgen
The Japanese word 幽玄 (pronounced Yūgen), loosely translated means “subtle and profound” but is used in a sentence to express the sudden
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Torikabuto – A Story of a Remote River Valley in Nagano Prefecture
Ever since the release of the video Fishing Café “Tenkara with Hisao Ishigaki” this April, it has become quite popular within the
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The Sagamigawa
Last week I came across an interesting article in my Twitter feed from the good folks at Hatch Magazine. Tenkara casting
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Japanese Architecture
When I was a kid, no more than 10 or 11, I took a class on architecture. I really enjoyed the
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The Breakfast Club
I am not the party till you puke type. I also don’t like loud crowded clubs. But I do like
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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.