The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

Japanese Kei Cars

Japanese Kei Cars

When people drool over a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) car they typically direct their attention towards a svelte Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 or maybe a perky Honda Civic ...
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aokigahara

Aokigahara

Aokigahara (青木ヶ原) is a relatively small forest on the northwest flank of Mount Fuji. It is more commonly known as the Suicide Forest because it is ...
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Tama River Bass Fishing

Tama River Bass Fishing

The content put forth in written and visual form in the latest issue of Tenkara Angler is nothing short of superb, and it is chocked ...
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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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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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yamabirugawa, yamame, trout, tenkara, fishing, mountains, keiryu

Yamabirugawa

I have numerous things on my "to-do" list while living in Japan. For example, I've skied Japan's famous powder and I've gotten lost in Tokyo. But there ...
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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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A Tenkara Summer

A Tenkara Summer

Fall is in the air! The lighting is starting to shift and the leaves are starting to turn orange, red, and yellow at the higher ...
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nakatsugawa fishery cooperatives, mizusawa river

Mizusawa River – A Keiryū Near Tokyo

Mizusawa River (水沢川) is a small mountain keiryu within the shadow of Mount Tanzawa (丹沢山), and a short drive from Tokyo. After pouring over maps ...
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Nihon Kawanezumi

Nihon Kawanezumi

Tenkara Fly Fishing, Off Piste Skiing, and Nihon Kawanezumi This week started out with one last ski tour before the end of the '15/'16 season. I went to Norikura Kogen, ...
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Overlanding & Tenkara

Overlanding & Tenkara

Overlanding: "Self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable ...
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November

November

November is a beautiful month in Japan - the fall colors are in full swing, the days are cool the evenings are brisk, and preparations ...
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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.