Shower Climbing and Tenkara

On September 3, 2013
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I’m now working on a new tenkara diaries video showing yesterday’s shower climbing and tenkara trip. It was epic, gnarly, cold, but tons of fun!!! Shower climbing and tenkara make for some real epic and memorable adventures. After talking to my friends here yesterday I’m starting to consider more seriously bringing a group to Japan next year to learn from some of my teachers and also do a shower climbing/ tenkara trip (let me know if this would be of interest to you). Here are some of the pictures.

The canyon you see cutting the mountains in the middle of the picture is what we ventured through yesterday

Jun Kumazaki, a local canyoneering guide contemplating the options for the first pool of the day. “Can’t go around it, can’t go over it, gotta go through the cold water” came to mind. Yes, the water was super cold.
The first pool of the day, tenkara is there somewhere
First waterfalls
Tenkara and waterfalls
Tenkara deep in a canyon
Admiring the waterfall ahead, more tenkara above it
Admiring the waterfall ahead, more tenkara above it
Iwana caught on tenkara using the Tenkara USA Iwana rod

Tenkara: all you need is a rod, line, flies, carabiners, belay devices, ropes, ascenders, and an adventurous spirit.

Carrying a lot of gear for tenkara

Climbing a mossy wall to tenkara fishTenkara deep in a canyon with waterfalls

Tenkara Iwana

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9 Responses to Shower Climbing and Tenkara

  1. Adam Hanna says:

    WOW! Looks like fun! Would be super interested in that trip!

  2. Mark Cole says:

    Judy and I would be very interested, especially if you can fix it so that there are no flight cancellations, multiple subway rides followed by long waits in the dark.

  3. martin says:

    Great pictures!

  4. Nikolaj says:

    I don’t beleive there still such amazing places left in Japan, i thought it is overcrowded. Would definetly consider it.

  5. Jeremy (achilles38) says:

    Seems like a pretty epic day on the water! Incredible scenery and beautiful fish.

  6. Robin Yoshida says:

    Both David and I are very interested in this trip! What a great video and adventure, thanks!

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