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...

July 26, 2017

A pleasant afternoon stroll around Yokohama leads to the discovery of a new Japanese mountain fishing webzine called River Walk...

July 17, 2017

Early Season Tenkara Adventures in Japan and Waka Poetry...

June 26, 2017

Mount Naeba is widely known for its world class ski resort. However, it also offers some exciting fishing opportunities for the intrepid angler...

June 12, 2017

Tucked into picturesque mountain valley only a few hours from Tokyo you will find the quaint village of Katashina, which stands watch over Oze National Park...

May 23, 2017

A few hours from Tokyo and home of the illustrious city of Hakone is Izu Peninsula and the region is rife with trout streams teeming with Amago...

May 07, 2017

Norikura Kogen sits high above the city of Matsumoto, the area is actually an old volcano and it is comprised of 20+ peaks...

April 17, 2017

From the remote mountain streams, to slot-canyon climbs, & even trekking through old growth forests - the Zimmerbuilt Tailwaters Pack will not let you down...