This teapot joined our tea set today. It is one of Japanese traditional ironware called 'NANBU TEKKI'. Likely, which has been made in TOHOKU region for about 400 years. About 400 years history! Wish TOHOKU region will revive as soon as possible.
He and his wife took care of us very much, when we were in Boise about 5years ago. Since he had a business trip to Japan, we could have chance to see him. He was very surprised by our older daughter's rapid growth(she was just 2~3 years old at that time), and pleased to see our younger daughter first time. Thank you for coming, we were very very glad to see you again!
We took a half day off on Friday and headed for TEDORIGAWA river. After about 6.5h drive, we got to our hotel close to the river.
We left our hotel 3:30AM, and waited for the reception opening until past 6AM.
After finished the reception, moved to the hole together and made preparation for fishing. 7:00AM was starting time.
This shooting line system was new to me, but I couldn't have a time to practice casting.
This was only my fish today, which was caught at 7:43AM. Don't ask me the detail, please. And ... that's it.
It was raining all through the day. Even using type4 sink tip, it was difficult to keep the fly in the bottom range because of high level of water.
15:30 was ending time. Don't forget the followings next year, Lance.
You should have many heavy shots.
You should have heavier sink tip than type4.
Fishing trip should be set around 11/10.
You need full two days including check the river the day before.
My wife made it tonight as a dessert after the meal. I mean it was dangerous! I've never eaten such a delicious apple sweets, sour and sweet were so well balanced. If you are interested in its recipe, check haru_mi 秋Vol.21 now.
We drunk its white wine which was given by curryman at Halloween party. But it was difficult to rank for me because I had couple of glass of beer before it... So I tasted this red wine today though, it likely was too sour and bitter for me.
PORTA 2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON; 2star(5star is the highest rank)
Its color matching was 5star, perfect one for Halloween.
Today we played tennis with SAZAEMAN's family together. To tell the truth, I'm getting remember my strong passion for tennis, which I had in my college days. By the way, when I bound up the grip tape this morning, I forgot to cover the grip end with the tape(see the pic). It showed clearly my long long blank time without tennis...
I couldn't help buying this wine when curryman's family took us to COSTCO in Japan last weekend. It was not my favorite CABERNET which I gave 5 star in Boise but PINOT NOIR though, I found it was not bad as just for a change.