Is anyone from 10colors planning on attending the school this year? I will be there!
Yes I am going. Can’t wait!!
Where are you coming from? Are you planning on camping or hotel?
I’m so excited, I had some training from Rob Worthing and he’s the main reason I decided to go. Besides I heard this is Masami’s last US trip. He’s 80+ and still amazing. I’ve been practicing my cast daily and feel like I’ve improved. But I still find my casting getting sloppy as I tire and become complacent. Sometimes I become so entranced with my environment I loose focus on serious fishing. I often think of a book I read early in my life by Herman Hess, Siddhartha, the section about the ferryman, listening to the river to speak.
Disappointed to read this will be Masami’s last trip, if true.
Though it’s a long shot it would ever happen I liked to think one year the stars would align just right I could manage to go.
I don’t think Masami is 80 y.o. I think he is my age, 67. (or 68 if his birth date is early in the year)
I once saw his profile on his old blog, that I recalled gave his full birth date. I was surprised to see we were born on the same date.
But I saw that date when I was less adapt at reading Japanese than I am now. I’ve tried to find it again to verify whether I had translated the date correctly. But I have never able to find it again. Perhaps I completely read it incorrectly or maybe he was advised for security reasons to remove his full birth date. I only know he was also born in 1951. At the Oni school - If you find out he was also born the day after Christmas day in 1951. Tell him I wish him a happy birthday on our shared day.
You may be thinking of Sebata Yūzō, who I think was born in 1940, 79 y.o.
You are correct!