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New Japanese Rodmaker book

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Hello all!!!

There is a new book on Japanese rodmakers coming out this month. It includes makers of bamboo, fiberglass etc. Printed in English. Appears to be a nice addition to the library. Here is the web address:

https://en.flybito.net/


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Paul,

I recognize all of these top-tier makers--not sure how a Brandin snuck in, but...--this should be an excellent source of info for those looking to explore Japanese rod making. The pics look quite good, too. Great to see an English version.

Thanks for pointing this one out.

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Yes, thanks for informing us - Just ordered it, and it may be shipping earlier than the date posted on the website. Regards

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cdmoore wrote:
11/08/20 20:52
Paul,

I recognize all of these top-tier makers--not sure how a Brandin snuck in, but...--this should be an excellent source of info for those looking to explore Japanese rod making. The pics look quite good, too. Great to see an English version.

Thanks for pointing this one out.
Yea, curious about the Brandin in the photo. Has he moved to Japan? :)

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Looking closer, you have AWOL (I believe a reference to leaving work to fish) to the right of the Brandin. Looks like a Morgan and a Sweetgrass to the left of the Brandin, followed by a Masaki Takemoto T-Hollow, then possibly a Nakamura, and another interesting rod being made today (the red one) not bamboo but an octagonal solid carbon rod. Then Asama, Uda (the bamboo alterego of Campanella and excellent value for money), and Kakuhiro. Great stuff.

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What outlets are offering this book?

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I believe it is direct sales only. At least I am not aware of others selling it.

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Being the owner of several Kagerow Bamboo rods , I pre ordered the book. Looking forward to it.

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Bluedun hasit, but it looks like the Japanese edition.

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Just received an email from Yuki Bando, the author. He says book should be ready to go this weekend. Looking forward to reading it.

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I'm about to order the book. I just want to confirm first that the book is $65.00. or $6,800. yen. Is that correct?

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They charged me $68.50 via Paypal on Nov. 10th. Paypal makes money on the conversion.

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Thank you for posting this, I look forward to seeing it!

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Just was notified that the book was shipped to me 11/21 , will take a couple weeks to receive it.

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Mine is on its way too, yay 😀

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I ordered mine yesterday. $65.44 shipped. I'll post when it arrives. Fingers crossed.

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Just received my copy of the book. Haven't had a chance to read much of it, but very nice introduction by Glenn Brackett, lots of good photos and some very interesting Japanese innovations described.

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Looks like a terrific publication. Like many here, I am a fan of and have great respect for the workmanship which current Japanese rod builders are executing.

Can anyone who has received or seen the book let me know the list of makers who are represented please? I was only able to gather a partial list from previewing the chapters from the link.

Thank you very much Paul for letting us know about the book!
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The rod makers featured in the book:

Kakuhiro Nonaka - Kakuhiro rods
Hideto Ishida - Kagerow rods
Tadanobu Shindo - Genius Rod Maker
Naoto Shibuya - Kawatsura rods
Kojiro Murata - K. Murata Rod Co.
Ryuno Tsujibayashi - Ryuno Rod Custom
Hironobu Kitao - AWOL rods
Jun Yokota - J. Yokota Rod Maker
Katsumi Harada - Harada Takezao
Kiyoshi Uda & Yuta Nidaira - Fagus rods
Hiroshi Ishikawa -Campanella rods (glass and graphite)
Naoki Hashimoto - Tokachi rods
Satoko Uraguchi - Chako Bamboo
Noriyuki Osama - Asama Rodworks
Toshiyuki Maekawa - Maekawa Craft
Hidenobu Kotake - Bum Rod
Masaki Takemoto - Takemoto Rod
Satoshi Maruyama - Solid Octagon (solid graphite)

Fascinating book - more later.

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I've always admired the Kagerow rods. Considered buying one about a dozen years ago, but held off as I was in the process of moving. I've regretted that decision ever since. I may have to purchase this book as I don't want to look back a decade from now and kick myself for not doing it.

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