Playing around last evening with Japanese tenkara search terms. I discovered two new websites aimed at tenkara beginners.
The first one - Tenkara Life - has been around since Sept. From the POV of a novice.
The second one - tenkara-beginner - started in January 2017, and seems to be from someone who is an experienced tenkara angler. It is the site where he ties a couple of kebari without using a vice or any tools. Only the materials used to tie the kebari.
Interesting so see the creation of two new websites aimed at introducing tenkara. Perhaps a sign of increasing popularity. Nothing like it on an English language site , just bits scattered here and there. The early stuff on TenkaraUSA, I think it the closest similar site. On second thought, the Discover Tenkara emailed lessons, and In Focus post clearly qualify.
First site -
Tenkara Life: Introduction to Tenkara, a mountain stream fishing beginner from zero to until one fish caught.
Second site -
Getting Started! Beginner Tenkara | Supporting the first steps of Tenkara Fishing
This is the one wherein he has two entries tying kebari in hand. The videos are also on the Max Fuji YouTube Channel.
Tenkara sakasa kebari. Item 1) ミシン糸, sewing machine thread. Interesting choice of light blue.
Tenkara sakasa kebari , （ボディにピーコック編）Peacock body edition
The blog entry for the first kebari is here
The tier appears to have some experience tying them this way.
Time will tell if both websites continue to develop or trail off.
I always find it interesting to see how a new skill is introduced from the view points of a novice and from a more experienced person. Generally the more experienced person provides better information, but they will also often skip over things that may stand out more to complete beginner. You get both POVs.
I don’t often tie kebair in hand, usually a few each year. Just for fun. Though I often find the Sebata type kebari using self fusing tape easier to tie in hand, or at least the tape wrapping part is easier.