On May 23rd, renowned tenkara fisherman, Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, will be in the Catskills, NY, for the Catskills Fly Fishing Center and Museum annual dinner and a special lecture and demonstration about tenkara. Approximately 175 people are expected to attend. Tenkara USA will be bringing demo rods so attendants can learn first hand what tenkara is all about.
As posted on the CFFCM website’s newsletter:
“ To tie in with our Made in Japan Exhibit, our CFFCM coordinator and liaison, Misako Ishimura, has invited Japan’s foremost traditional Tenkara fisherman and historian, Dr. Hisao Ishigaki to attend. Dr. Ishigaki has agreed to have a PowerPoint presentation in the museum on the culture and tradition of Tenkara Fishing before going to the river for a live demonstration. Fly fishing historian and author, Andrew Herd, recognizes Dr. Ishigaki as the authority in the traditional art of Tenkara Fishing in his book The Fly, which is a world history of fly fishing. Some fly fishermen on the West Coast [Tenkara USA included] got wind of this and will be coming in for the program and staying for dinner. It should be noted that Dr. Ishigaki is a leading specialist in the field of “Visual Training”, which is used regularly by different groups of individuals, including professional athletes. Born in Shizuoka, Japan, Dr Hisao Ishigaki is a professor of the Faculty of Management and Information Sciences at the Aichi Institute of Technology “.
This should be a fantastic event, and we can’t wait for it.