The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

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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Grayling

Grayling

Since discovering Tenkara several years ago Grayling have been high on the list of fish species that I have wanted to fish for. This past January ...
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Masayuki Yamano Bamboo

Masayuki Yamano Bamboo

A Year Learning from a Japanese Bamboo Craftsman a.k.a. Wazao Shokunin I first met Masayuki Yamano in September of 2016 at the Bansho in Fukushima Prefecture ...
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A Brief Exploration of the Lower Yozukukawa

A Brief Exploration of the Lower Yozukukawa

I hadn't been in Japan for a month when I went on my first keiryu (japanese for mountain stream) fishing trip. My buddy Cameron and ...
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谷太郎川 (The TaniTaro River)

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 explore while simultaneously passing the ...
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Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort is one of the larger ski resorts in Japan, but it hasn't succumbed to modernization like Naeba (another big snow resort destination in Japan) ...
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Japanese Kit Kat

Japanese Kit Kat

Though my first week in Japan was a blur of jet lag, a slight bout of food poisoning, unpacking, and culture shock - one memory that ...
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Silver Week & Tenkara

Silver Week & Tenkara

There are many waterfalls deep in the Tanzawa Mountains but there is one that draws me in a way that none of the others do ...
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A Day Hike On Miura Peninsula

A Day Hike On Miura Peninsula

Authors Note: I have decided to start a semi-regular segment chronicling my day to day life in Japan. Everything in Japan is so different when compared ...
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Postfly Box Review

Postfly Box Review

Over the past few months my fly collection had become dangerously depleted. On one trip alone I lost eight flies to underwater snags, large fish, ...
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The Black Ship Festival

The Black Ship Festival

Every year the city of Shimoda, near the tip of Izu Peninsula (and the location for my recent Tenkara Amago adventure) hosts the Black Ship ...
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Blue and White Flycatcher オオルリ

Blue and White Flycatcher オオルリ

The mountains of Japan are a natural aviary, the perfect rest stop for migratory birds. The オオルリ(Oruri) also known as the Blue and White Flycatcher, is one ...
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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.