Tenkara Fly Rod

Tenkara, which means “From Heaven or From the Skies,” is an ancient form of fishing in Japan dating back to the 8th or 9th century B.C. This 3-piece raw bamboo Tenkara rod, made in Japan by an unknown rod maker, is 11 feet 8 inches long—fairly typical for this rod type. The unique carved handle, part of which is seen here, also served as a case for the unassembled rod.

Accession No.1968.014.001Made byUnknown