The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

Sawanobori (Stream Climbing) Shoes

Sawanobori (Stream Climbing) Shoes

Genryū (源流) is translated as a "river source, headstream, or headwaters". It is in the genryū of Japan that I prefer to fish with my Tenkara ...
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Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine

Warning! If you are hungry, eat something before viewing this post. You have been warned! Since moving to Japan in the fall of 2014 I have ...
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Flick - A Unique Fishing Co-op in the Tanzawa Mountains

Flick – A Unique Fishing Co-op in the Tanzawa Mountains

Flick, a fishing co-op high in a small mountain valley, which is tucked deep in the Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park, is a unique and magical place ...
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Otaru Light Festival

Otaru Light Festival

Every year the village of Otaru puts on a light festival in conjunction with the Sapporo Snow Festival. While the Sapporo Snow Festival feels big ...
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Ice Climbing in Nagano

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 of one bad excuse or ...
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Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival

The Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido occurs every year, usually during the first two weeks of February. This past week we ventured up to Sapporo to take ...
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Finishing My Bamboo Tenkara Rod (and Some Phenomenal Skiing)

Finishing My Bamboo Tenkara Rod (and Some Phenomenal Skiing)

A few weeks ago I wrote a guest article for Discover Tenkara about the bamboo rod Go Ishii and I have been making under the ...
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Sugegasa

Sugegasa

On the way home from my recent fishing trip in Nagano, my buddy and I stopped in at a locally made goods shop. I was ...
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The Headwaters of the Tama River

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. I contemplated going back to ...
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yamabirugawa, yamame, trout, tenkara, fishing, mountains, keiryu

Yamabirugawa

I have numerous things on my "to-do" list while living in Japan. For example, I've skied Japan's famous powder and I've gotten lost in Tokyo. But there ...
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Yamame - Queen of the Mountain Streams

Yamame – Queen of the Mountain Streams

Discovering Jimmy Spring Creek I am a little surprised that I have not yet written a Yamame post. I have written about the Amago and the Iwana but ...
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Scouting the Headwater of the Yozukugawa

Scouting the Headwater of the Yozukugawa

I recently had heard a rumor that there was an outdoor shop that stocked hand-made Tenkara rods in Yokosuka. The only thing I knew was that ...
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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.