The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

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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Visiting Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

Visiting Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

Since moving to Japan I had heard a lot about Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea and how much fun it was to visit the park. So ...
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The Headwaters of the Tama River

The Headwaters of the Tama River

Day 2 Part I - Exploring the Headwaters of the Tama River The sun woke me up right around 5:30am. I contemplated going back to ...
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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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izu skyline

Izu Skyline – The Beginnings of an Epic Adventure

Day 1 - Izu Skyline I am at the crest of bamboo covered knoll. The bamboo here grows like grass, 1-meter-tall grass, its undulations mark ...
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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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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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Meboso Flies

Meboso Flies

It has been awhile since I last put together a flies article. Here I have compiled a few of my best flies, in terms of ...
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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 ...
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fish market

Tokyo Fish Market

The Tokyo Fish Market is a must see destination for anyone visiting Tokyo. It is located in the special ward of Chuo, and is also ...
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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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Ogawayama - A Rock Climber's Paradise

Ogawayama – A Rock Climber’s Paradise

Deep in the mountains on the Nagano-Yamaniashi prefectural borders lies a paradise that must be seen to be believed. The mountains are tall and covered ...
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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.