Exploring the Kamoshika’s Backyard

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Curator’s Note: As I sit here at my computer sipping my second cup of coffee – the rain is falling on the San Diego North County coastal chaparral land. In the background I am watching a video titled “テンカラの春 2019 Tenkara spring”. Since returning to the USA I have been … Read More

Mount Naeba

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Akiyamago 秋山郷 On the western flank of Mount Naeba there are twelve tiny villages that are tucked into a rugged and remote valley. The area is known as Akiyamago. Even though it is fairly close to Tokyo the area does not see a lot of pressure, plus there are numerous rivers … Read More

Izu Peninsula – Amago Country

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Since becoming a father my Tenkara adventures have tapered off a little. This doesn’t mean that my passion for the sport has abated though. I just spend more time than before pouring over maps, reading books and blogs about Tenkara, and of course studying my growing collection of Keiryu (渓流) and … Read More

Norikura Kogen – Mt. Kengamine

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Norikura Kogen sits high above the city of Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture. The Norikura (乗鞍岳) mountain group is comprised of 20+ peaks, the highest of which is Kengamine (剣ヶ峰) at 3026m. The area is actually an old volcano and is located relatively close to Mount Ontake, which erupted on September 27, 2014 … Read More

Winter Tenkara

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Every February I start getting excited, and begin eagerly making plans for the March 1st opening day of Keiryu (mountain stream) fishing season. This year I wanted to get out on opening day but due to a nasty cold my trip was pushed back about a week. The morning of my … Read More

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