April 29, 2019

I have been enchanted with Japanese trout and char since a stint teaching English in Japan some twenty years ago...

May 23, 2018

The mountain hut system in Japan is not only extensive but also many can be quite luxurious...

April 16, 2018

The old adage Good things must always come to an end rings especially true for me as I prepare to leave Japan...

April 05, 2018

I had the honor to learn the ancient Japanese craft of Edo Wazao from the third generation craftsman Masayuki Yamano. Over a period of two years he took me through every stage of building my own bamboo tenkara fishing rod...

March 24, 2018

My last proper adventure in Japan before moving back Stateside was a five day ski tour through Hokkaido with a few good buddies. We were driving and sleeping in a diesel 4x4 recreational vehicle while chasing the deepest Japow we could find...

March 11, 2018

A short post to to share the work of a talented artist that I recently discovered named Yasunari Murakami...

March 05, 2018

A few months in the off season without wetting a fly, the itch to catch some fish reached a fevered pitch. My friend Go Ishii knew of a nice spot in Matsuda (松田町) in the Tanzawa Mountains of Kanagawa Prefecture. I had never been and so I was excited to check it out...

December 01, 2017

The movie Connect, began my love affair w/ Japanese keiryu. In this post I take a closer look at the video that started it all & make a surprising discovery...

October 07, 2017

There are two lakes in the Tanzawa Mountains, the namesake lake offers some great fishing. Despite the high pressure you can find solitude here...

September 25, 2017

There is so much to love about Japan. The food is one of those things. Since moving to Japan ramen has become my most favorite food...