Daniel @ TenkaraUSA wrote:
... I have to drive to a tenkara event. ...
My last question. I promise. And I will stop pestering with odd ball questions.
No or little tenkara art, apparently only one proverb.
How about games of skill for self practice or events for fun done at tenkara gatherings? Will there be any thing similar to the below exercises done at the event you will be attending?
Now and then I find web pages talking about Tenkara games or contest. Here are links to two I recall seeing. One seems to be something to be done alone to practice casting accuracy. The other a casting contest at tenkara gatherings. I thought perhaps there are other games or contest of skill done at tenkara gatherings or festivals or self practice exercises, besides the ones I have seen that may be common in Japan. At least it might be fun to learn Dr Ishigaki's casting contest rules.
That could be a good one because in the Tenkara Masters video the accuracy of the cast is emphasized as being of first importance over other skills. Or so it seemed to me.
The game involves casting a fly into a cup ( maybe a 4", 100mm, diameter cup , smaller ? ) :
Here's a picture from one site, where the aim seemed to be solo practice of accuracy.
The translation is completely not understandable. Other than there seem to be points for hitting the edge of the bowl, or landing inside. The web page is one of those odd ones that doesn't display the Japanese characters, on my iMac, but google translate will translate the page into odd English and display Japanese when I scroll over the text.
fwiw - http://translate.google.com/translate?j ... 2Fpo5.html
This casting contest with a time limit I found on Dr. Ishigaki's web page. The rules for the casting contest are not understandable from google translate. But since I saw this contest on Dr Ishigaki's web site, the rules may be easily learned from him or perhaps he has demonstrated it at some of his seminars and those of you who have attended have seen it before. I couldn't determine distance to the bowl or if during the contest they cast in more than one direction. Since there is mention of 4 bowls, I thought perhaps they cast in more than one direction. Or may be there were only 4 players.
Here's the link, 6 and 7th paragraphs down from the top. All I could get out of it was winner cast most flies in the bowl in the last 20 seconds. But perhaps even that is wrong translation. Does it really mean 'last 20 seconds"? If so, then what goes on before that ?http://aitech.ac.jp/~ishigaki/tenkara/2010/suekawa4.htm
Are there any other tenkara party games besides these or self practices common in Japan?
OK. That's it from me. Thanks for reading and responding to my questions.