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"Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby Kiyoshi » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:30 am

Today's topic is a typical "No-tarian's behavior.

Almost of Japanease mountain streame fishing starts at March the 1st and finishes at the end of September.
I was looking foward to comming the day which started seson in !
At last the day before yesterday , I went fishing with my fishing friend,Mr.Imai in Yoshino River in eastern part of Okayama prefecture.
When we arrived at fishing point, we set fishing gear each other.
It is really the miserable time. Why? Don't you Image it?
I found that I fogot my rodcase.,of course my fishing rods !
I was very disappointed. Oh! my god!!
Fortunately Mr.Imai had spare rods, I could borrow his rod. I was lucky with him.
When I came home, I reported to Mr.Amago Sanjin who was a leader of No-tarin club.
He didn't scold me at all but praised me that a typical No-tarian's behavior.
But I was never happy. What a day !
I was very forgetful person. So I made a mistake.
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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby Kiyoshi » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:12 am

Today I talk about “the flag of No-tarinclub”.
No-tarinclub had a flag that was desined by Soseki Yamamoto.
It was used when No-tarinclub menbers was looking for tsuchinko in Japan.
It was a very interesting design.
It consists of three parts.
Don't you image it ?
I tell you !
THe head is a Japanese wolf . and body is a fish (of course Amago).and tail and dorsal fin is tsuchinoko.
But this flag was lost. That is a pity.
Now Mr.Shinji Yamamoto(山本 信次)who is Soseki's son is looking for the flag.
If the flag is lost, we wil make it again.

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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby Kiyoshi » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:50 pm

Today I talk about books by Soseki. Because he left many books. All of them was very interesting and useful for leraning fishing.
I made an inclusive list of the books by No-tarin club menbers(excluding Dr. kinji Imanshi 今西錦司 博士).
When you look at the list, you can understand that Soseki left many books.(In addition to me, I left 4 books No.38-41 my fishing name or pen name is Yuu gyojin 游 魚人)
Especilly look at the list of No.42 and No.43.
These works deserve our attention. Because they were published in March 2012,real this year !
It passed 24 years after Soseki's death. What does it mean?
I think that it is a very rare case and it shows even now Soseki has a popularity yet among many readers.

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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby Kiyoshi » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:55 pm

I'm sorry that I made a mistake. I was in big trouble

I tried to send a book list,but I could not send it. I found it after .

So I tried it again.

I hope I can send it! And I probably think that I succeed this time.

I am not good at internet,I must study it more and more.

I hope that internet of my skill is improved !
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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby adventureR » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:21 am

Kiyoshi, I would enjoy reading these books are any translated to english? Enjoying these No-tarin club posts. Thanks for the stories.
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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby Kiyoshi » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:16 pm

I translate the book list from Japanese into English.
In fact, Mr tetsumi Watanabe who is a table tennis friends of mine rendered many services to the translation of the list.
sorry , I am very late to translate it.
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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby adventureR » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:42 pm

Thank you, Kiyoshi San. I will look into finding some of these books. I would love to read them in Japanese. Maybe like others here on the forum this will be a project of mine too. Such a great wealth of knowledge in Tenkara and good fishing stories here and in your list too.

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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby adventureR » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:10 pm

Kiyoshi-San found some links to information about some translations for books on your list.

http://tenkara.phpwebhosting.com/tkf_vb ... hp?22Books

Thanks for putting the lists up, very good information.
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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby nonkie wat » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:32 am

I am Kiyoshi's table tennis friend and also a devoted reader of his writing.
His report of mountain fishing is fine about natural observation and
is full of affection for mountain stream fish.
I always feel a sense of deep culture when I read his writing.
I don't go fishing but I often have a table tennis game with him.
His game is very strong. He didn't take off the point of the game.
He always reads the battle situation well and he is very quickly in the point of the game.
I only win the game from him when he is out of concentration.
I think that his fishing style can imagine from the game of his table tennis.
As the angler who has reacted quickly.
I am also one of the readers of the "Yamamoto Soseki story" which he posts.
I am looking forward to the future development of the story.
Thank you!
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Re: "Father of the modern tenkara in Japan ",Yamaoto Soseki

Postby Kiyoshi » Wed May 09, 2012 6:33 am

Please excuse me for my long sillence.
First of all,I' ll explain to Japanese holiday and its institution.
From April 28th to May 6th in this year(2012), we Japanese call "Golden Week".
(short for Golden Week⇒ GW)
It changes the term every year. This year is very luky,I think.
April 29th is Memorial Syouwa period.
April 30th is substitute holiday.
May 3rd is Constitution Memorial Day.
May 4th is Greenery Day.
And May 5th is Children's Day.
In addition to,we apply a five-day week in Japan.
So Saturday and Sunday are leagal holiday.
If the person takes a holiday on May 1st and 2ed, he will be able to get 9 holidays.
So many people want to make a trip everywhere in Japan.
As a consecuence of it,there are an enormous traffic jam in the famous sightseeing place,for example Kyoto,Nara and so on.
So I wait for passing GW.
I escape GW. I put up with fishing.
At last GW passed! I am a luky man!
Of course, I went fishing the day before yesterday, May 7th!
I just caught only one Yamame(fish name: a kind of salmon family)
But I was satisfy with my fishing,even if catching only one fish.
Because it's not accident catching fish but surely catching it.
I prefer to surely catching fish to accident catching it.
What do you think of my fishing idea?
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