A Good Quote on Tenkara, from 1890

On May 1, 2013
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Chamberlain on tenkara

“To an English eye the native [Japanese] method of fly-fishing will be rude; but it is justified by its results.”

– Basil Hall Chamberlain in “Things Japanese”, 1890

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3 Responses to A Good Quote on Tenkara, from 1890

  1. Stephen says:

    In the time and context, “rude” is meant to mean simple , un-sophisticated. It is not perjorative.

  2. Martin says:

    Great quote!

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