The Master Sakakibara was born in 1951 in Shizuoka ( central Japan) near Mount Fuji. He grew up in Morimachi in a very nature-filled environment, surrounded by mountains and streams. He started fishing with his father at the age of 4 and up to the age of 18 he fished only in fresh water. Read more about Masami Sakakibara , AKA Tenkarano-oni.
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I'm a Gyotaku artist from Lahti, Finland at the start of the 1000 lakes system in Finland. Being surrounded by water gives me a large assortment of subjects for my gyotaku. I taught myself how to do fish rubbings as a way for me to record the different fish I catch fishing at home or on my travels. Read more and enjoy the Gyotaku.