The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

Exploring Aizu – The Majestic Interior of Fukushima Prefecture
Exploring Aizu – The Majestic Interior of Fukushima Prefecture
After spending a few days in Nikko National Park, I was ready to leave the Silver Week crowds behind and find some solitude. So I hit the road. My destination? Tadami, a small city in western Fukushima Prefecture. I had been invited by Adam Trahan to join him and Adam … Read More
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 in the sites and squeeze in a day of skiing too. Day 1 There are three Sapporo Snow Festival sites: Odori, Susukino, and Tsudome. The … Read More
Tenkara in Los Angeles
Tenkara in Los Angeles
I have been vacationing in Los Angeles this past week. Next week is a backpacking trip in the High Sierra and the following week I’ll be in Texas. After that I will be headed back to Japan. I was able to sneak away from from vacation obligations for a trip up the West Fork … Read More
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 urban sprawl of Tokyo, rather much like most of Japan, civilization here has wrest itself into a tumultuous landscape seeking to find a balance between necessity and … Read More
A Day on Ogusugawa
A Day on Ogusugawa
In the mid-Atlantic region of the United States you would be surprised what you can find exploring the little blue lines on a map. When I arrived in Yokosuka Japan I applied the same logic. After hours spent pouring over satellite images, Google Maps street view, and Google Earth I came … Read More
yabusame
Yabusame
Yabusame is the traditional Japanese form of horseback archery. “It was designed as a way to please and entertain the myriad of gods that watch over Japan, thus encouraging their blessings for the prosperity of the land, the people, and the harvest“. Last week I had the opportunity to go to a Yabusame … Read More
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 more swift water than the upper section and I was eager to check it out. For the most part Oshino is a slow and deep … Read More
Aogashima
Aogashima
Before I moved to Japan my wife’s Grandma emailed me an article about a tiny island, way out in the ocean off the coast of Japan. She sent it to me with a quick note “You should visit this island sometime – Love, Grandma”. After reading up on the island and … Read More
45Air Review
45Air Review
A Great WordPress Managed Hosting Solution When I first launched Fallfish Tenkara in January of 2015 it was on a virtual private server (VPS) that I built through Amazon Web Services (AWS). However, my lack of expertise at server maintenance and IT became rapidly apparent. Within a few weeks my server crashed … Read More

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.