Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tenkara for Japan

It's a small gesture, but one that's highly appropriate and, for those of who've spent the last week watching the ever-deepening disaster in Japan, it's been a bit inspiring.

Tenkara USA is doing its best to suppor relief efforts in Japan. Let's do our part, too.
As many of you know, Tenkara is a form of Japanese fly fishing that's been around for centuries, perhaps even before we started adding "A.D." after the numerals denoting our years. Tenkara USA, the leading purveyor of all things Tenkara here in the New World, is auctioning off a gorgeous Tenkara net, with the proceeds going to the relief effort in Japan.

Every day, the news seems to get more and more dire, and as we continue to be fascinated by the power of nature, the dangers associated with the most fragile of technologies and the sheer scope of the entire chain of events, let's not forget that, although they're half a world away, they're people and they're suffering mightily. So, even if you can't afford to buy the net online, take a minute and send what you can to our friends in the Far East. Here's a good place to start.


  1. And don't forget, you can text the word REDCROSS to 90999 and a $10 charge will be added to your phone bill. Easy peasy.

  2. Thank you very much for mentioning the auction. We plan on doing more, but this is a good chance for people out there to help while getting something truly unique and extremely rare.

  3. Thanks Alan for the posting and prompting to not let this tragedy pass and not get involved somehow.

    Thanks for the tip on the Red Cross The Family Hunt. I will be doing that later this morning.

  4. Great job to all that help during this tragic time.