The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

Fallfish & Maryland

Fallfish & Maryland

When I found out I was moving to Maryland I was excited but also a bit apprehensive. Having lived most of my life in Southern California ...
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Izu Peninsula - Amago Country

Izu Peninsula – Amago Country

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 ...
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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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Ayu

Ayu

Ayu are a highly sought after game fish in Japan, some of the best rivers in Japan that they call home are highly revered. 30-40 ...
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Genryu Tenkara

Genryu Tenkara

“Genryu” is the most upper part of a river, even upper part of “keiryu(mountain stream)” and here in Japan [the] image of “Genryu” is always ...
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Zimmerbuilt Tailwaters Pack

Zimmerbuilt Tailwaters Pack

Don't let the name fool you, the Zimmerbuilt Tailwaters Pack is just at home in the ultra-remote drainages that I actively seek out; as it ...
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Nikko

Nikko

Nikko has a little something for everyone; there are shrines, Japanese culture in spades, amazing food, temples, festivals, and to round it all out breathtaking ...
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Spring Rock Climbing In Ogawayama

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 the alpine valley. The rock ...
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Kamakura Alps

Kamakura Alps

Miura Peninsula is the location of the southernmost suburbs of Tokyo, the most populated city in the entire world! However, Miura Peninsula is not just a prolongation of 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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Torikabuto - A Story of a Remote River Valley in Nagano Prefecture

Torikabuto – A Story of a Remote River Valley in Nagano Prefecture

Ever since the release of the video Fishing Café "Tenkara with Hisao Ishigaki" this April, it has become quite popular within the Tenkara community. I enjoyed the ...
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Michi No Eki

Michi No Eki

One of the greatest Japanese inventions has to be the Michi No Eki or better known as “Roadside Station”. They are literally everywhere in Japan ...
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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.