Japan Images: Park Fishing Tokyo Style
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
We stayed at Hotel Claska a while back in Meguro, which is located on the famous Yamanote line. It’s one of our favourite areas of Tokyo – not quite sure why but it’s got a great fresh feeling about it with quirky designer furniture stores, lots of beautiful trees plus the Meguro River.
I stumbled across a local park on an afternoon photo walk and in the middle of it was a large concrete pond with one side lined by mostly old guys fishing for carp. It appeared to be a user-pay system but I can’t confirm the cost or bag limits, if any, as the signage was a bit beyond my Japanese skills at the time.
I’m not sure it was all as laid back as the picture suggests however, as everyone was decked out with everything from extra rods and reels, tackle boxes, fishing gloves, landing nets and much more.
Possibly a little bit of neighbourhood rivalry going on down at the park each afternoon.
Meguro Park Via Google
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