these photos were taken this summer while we were living south of osaka. we both grew up fishing, so it`s something we still do quite regularly. i knew my own interest in catching fish was waning when i moved from `fishing` to `catch and release`, and from there eventually to `when i`d cast and rush in a panic to reel my lure in before anyone had the chance to bite`. nowadays i spend more time returning beached fish to the sea and reviving them, than the opposite way around. i still love going fishing, but these days instead of actively fishing i mostly just read a book and enjoy the sun, or beach comb and take photos. i still throw a few lines out though, so i don`t forget how to cast.