The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

Visiting Japan
So you’re thinking about visiting Japan? While I’m certainly no expert at all things Japan, I have learned a thing
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Camping on the Tama River (多摩川)
I am currently wrapped in my sleeping bag, overlooking the Tama River and waiting for the sun to crest over
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musings
Japan – Photobucket III (& random musings)
Japan Photobuckets I & II (random musings below) Water   Cuisine Temples & Shrines   Flora & Fauna Note: Godzilla
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谷太郎川 (The TaniTaro River)
A month or so ago I was sitting at home pouring over maps. I was looking for new water to
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Ice Climbing in Nagano
I’ve wanted to learn how to climb ice since I was a kid but never got around to it because
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Mount Naeba
Akiyamago 秋山郷 On the western flank of Mount Naeba there are twelve tiny villages that are tucked into a rugged and
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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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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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Tosaku – Handmade Bamboo Fishing Rods
Before the age of graphite, carbon fiber, and fiber glass fishing rods were typically made out of bamboo. In Japan
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The Headwaters of the Tama River
Day 2 Part I – Exploring the Headwaters of the Tama River The sun woke me up right around 5:30am.
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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
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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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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.