South2 West8 has teamed up with SAKURA for a traditional Japanese fishing rod. Founded in Tokyo in 1888 by Shintarou Sakurai, SAKURA has been specializing in making artisanal rods and has since been revered as masters of the craft. The collaborative Tenkara rod is based on the mold of a Wa-zao, a traditional fishing rod whose heritage stretches over a century. This particular release follows South2 West8’s eclectic Fall/Winter 2020 lookbook seen back in January.
The new fishing accessory has been tested for two years, and it’s finally being released. It’s made with an anti-bacterial cork handle, complemented by high-quality fiberglass that comes glossed with an opulent light green finish. South2 West8’s deer head logo is stamped at the top of the handle, while sleek black paint appears at the tip of the rod. The Tenkara has been ergonomically optimized and can carry the weight of larger species of rainbow trout, candy trout and yamame trout, to mention a few. Each piece is individually crafted in Japan, embellished with carefully painted gold.
SAKURA and South2 West8’s Tenkara fishing rod is currently available on NEPENTHES’ website for $511 USD.
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