The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

Oshino - A Photo Exploration

Oshino – A Photo Exploration

Last week I headed back to Oshino Creek. I didn't have a chance to fish the lower sections the first time I went. The lower sections features ...
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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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Los Angeles River

Los Angeles River

Ever since I discovered Tenkara the Los Angeles River has been high on my list of rivers to fish. It may seem a little odd ...
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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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fujinogawa, lake miyagase, tanzawa mountains, keiryu, tanzawa oyama quasi national park,

Fujinogawa 藤ノ川

Deep in the mountains of the Tanzawa Oyama Quasi-National Park surrounded by tall mountains shrouded in Japanese cedar, Hinoki cypress, Japanese mountain maple, and Japanese beech is a ...
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Bear Creek - Part II

Bear Creek – Part II

Read Part I here After discovering a beautiful, yet strangely void of trout, keiryu I rallied at a local convenience store for some lunch and ...
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Winter Tenkara

Winter Tenkara

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 ...
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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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Toshimaen Fishing Park

Toshimaen Fishing Park

During the summer Toshimaen Amusement Park is a favorite spot for Tokyo's residents to cool off. With a water park and an amusement park side ...
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Otaba-River, Otabagawa, Tama-River, Tokyo-Japan, Tenkara, Yamame

A Day on the Otaba River – 大丹波川

As I reflect back on the three days I spent in the Kanto Mountain Range (関東山脈) the highlight for me was the last day which ...
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Norikura Kogen - Mt. Kengamine

Norikura Kogen – Mt. Kengamine

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 ...
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Discovering the Yanagisawa River 柳沢川

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 over the Yanagisawa Pass we ...
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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.