I was born in Tokyo, Japan and when I was very young my family moved to the countryside. My father used to take me saltwater fishing all the time. I caught my first bass at a small pond with my friends when I was 9 years old.
I heard that bass originally came from the U.S., as well as most of the techniques and popular lures. Bass fishing was very different from the type of fishing that I did with my father.
Using a lure to catch bass is very challenging. My friends and I would ride bicycles and fish almost every weekend at a small pond near my house. I did this until I graduated from junior high school. I played many different sports throughout school including Kendo(Japanese martial arts). I played Kendo 9 years and won several competitions but I always liked fishing and wanted to stay in touch with mother nature.