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Tenkara Waza

Jun 6

Tenkara Waza

The Skills of Tenkara

Featuring Hisao Ishigaki

Genre: Tenkara
Angler: Hisao Ishigaki
Location: Japan
Runtime: 6 minutes 45 seconds
Quality: HD
Release: 2017

Tenkara is an ancient method of fly fishing devised by the mountain dwelling hunters of Japan, known as “Matagi’ or “Shokuryoushi.” Using only a short segment of line, a fly, and a rod, it is one of the most simple methods of fishing in the world. In this series, Dr. Hisao Ishigaki – a professor and Tenkara enthusiast of 35 years- teaches viewers the skills and techniques involved in Tenkara while touching on the history of how this method came to be.