Mitsukan Water Culture Center

(David Walker) #1

ミツカン水の文化センター [ Mitsukan mizu no bunka sentā]
Mitsukan Water Culture Center Home Page

Issue no. 59 (59号) June 2018.
釣りの美学 – Aesthetics of fishing.
In PDF format:

Or as a webpage with links to the different articles in issue no. 59: 機関誌 『水の文化』 59号の記事一覧

Page 14 is an article by Dr. Hisao Ishigaki,
[The unnecessary stripped away?] ultimate fishing [Tenkara]
Can be seen separately on this webpage:
(unfortunately bulk digital translation scrambles the text)

Todoroki-san made a blog post last Nov. also mentioning the Missukan Water Culture Center.
A gift from Mitsukan Water Culture Center Secretariat!

毛鉤の迷宮 Kebari’s labyrinth
kebariandfly 2018/11/21 毛鉤の迷宮

(Peder) #2

I managed to translate this page and turned it into a PDF. It’s not too messy and the translation is pretty good. Not perfect, but you get the idea.

Aesthetics of Fishing.pdf (2.3 MB)

(David Walker) #3

Thanks Peder,
Browsing the Misukan Water Culture Center journal issues is kind of fun, even when you cannot read much of the text.

To that end I decided to see if I could find back issues. It is most likely very poor Japanese grammar, but I used this search phrase - 水の文化の機関誌 号一覧 - which is intended to be - water culture journal issue list.

Among other fun search results - I found these two links:

Kikanshi , 機関誌 = Journal

I believe issue no. 36, from Oct. 2010. is 50th anniversary issue. 『水の文化』36号 ・愛知用水50年 ,

The journal has been published for a long time. Covering many topics.

The search phrase - ミツカン 水の文化センターの渓流釣り 記事一覧 - Mitsukan Water Culture Center’s keiryū fishing article list - was less successful at finding what I wanted to find.

But still it found some fun stuff to look at. Or substitute some other search topic phrase, for keiryū fishing / 渓流釣り - such as : 釣りの文化、源流釣り、山流釣り、山川釣り、山の文化 . [ fishing culture, head water fishing, mountain stream fishing, mountain river fishing, mountain culture]
If google didn’t like my phrase another was suggested. :wink: