The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

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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A Day on Ogusugawa

A Day on Ogusugawa

In the mid-Atlantic region of the United States you would be surprised what you can find exploring the little blue lines on a map. When I ...
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Exploring Aizu - The Majestic Interior of Fukushima Prefecture

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 find some solitude. So I ...
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Japanese Architecture

Japanese Architecture

When I was a kid, no more than 10 or 11, I took a class on architecture. I really enjoyed the class and remember traipsing about ...
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Amago

Amago

To the southwest of Tokyo lies Izu Peninsula - it's a fairly small peninsula, with its widest point being roughly 35 km (~22 miles) across. It is renowned ...
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Life

Life

When I was younger I had no concept of time, I thought I would be young forever. My first real realization of time came when ...
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November

November

November is a beautiful month in Japan - the fall colors are in full swing, the days are cool the evenings are brisk, and preparations ...
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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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Discovering the Yanagisawa River 柳沢川

Discovering the Yanagisawa River 柳沢川

Day 2 Part II If you missed Day 2 Part I check it out here After a long drive up and over the Yanagisawa Pass we ...
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sasakune village, doshi river, tenkara, fishing

Doshi River at the Sasakune Village

The weather last week was absolutely spectacular. Low humidity, temps in the mid 70's, and lots of sunshine. It felt like a crime to not be ...
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fujinogawa, lake miyagase, tanzawa mountains, keiryu, tanzawa oyama quasi national park,

Fujinogawa 藤ノ川

Deep in the mountains of the Tanzawa Oyama Quasi-National Park surrounded by tall mountains shrouded in Japanese cedar, Hinoki cypress, Japanese mountain maple, and Japanese beech is a ...
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indicators

Indicators and Tenkara

For the first three years I Tenkara'd almost exclusively with 3.5 weight level line. I dabbled for a bit with other lines but always came ...
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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.