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 Japan
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Climbing The Mountain Of Death
On the edge of Gunma and Niigata Prefecture lies an area that many refer to as “Little Alaska”. While there
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Overlanding & Tenkara
Overlanding: “Self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is
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yabusame
Yabusame
Yabusame is the traditional Japanese form of horseback archery. “It was designed as a way to please and entertain the myriad of
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Herabuna Bamboo Rods
Herabuna are a sub-species of Carp that are a very popular game fish in Japan. The style of fishing for
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Lake Tanzawa
I have always met the end of the mountain stream fishing season here in Japan with a bit of wistfulness.
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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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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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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) fishing
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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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Susuki
The Silver Grass Autumn Flower Every year in late August the head high grass called susuki (すすき) blooms en-mass. 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.