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Mountain Stream Fishing in Japan
Shingo Matsui works as a fishing guide in the Honshu area in Japan. He enjoys both fly fishing and lure fishing, and guides anglers to a wide range of fishing spots, from mountain streams at high altitudes to rivers in the countryside....
How do Polarized Sunglasses Work?

Have you ever been walking down the street, minding your own business, when the hood of a car catches the light at just the perfectly wrong angle and the glare blinds you with the power of a thousand suns? You could’ve used a pair of polarized sunglasses.

TALEX and Porsche

The Porsche Experience Center in Japan provides a training ground for a deeper understanding of Porsche cars while refining the skills to control the car skillfully. TALEX supplies sunglasses for the Porsche Sports Driving School and instructors.

Sunglasses and Eye Health

If you’re reading this right now, you’re probably using your eyes. Pretty nice, isn’t it? If you’re like me, you probably want to keep your ability to see for a good long while.

Low Bridge Fit Frames

Low bridge fit sunglasses are specifically designed for people who have pronounced cheekbones and a low nose bridge. People with these face characteristics often have a hard time finding sunglasses that fit perfectly and comfortably.

Finding the Right Lens
Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, reduce eyestrain in extreme conditions, and protect you from flying insects and debris. Buying a pair with the right lenses is key to your comfort, whether you’re driving to work, or climbing a mountain. This...
So Much More than Eye Protection
Ever since she was a teenager, Narumi Kitagawa has been fascinated with surfing, where she could connect with nature. In her 20s she competed as a professional, and she won the Japanese women’s championship in her early 30s. After retiring from her...
Behind the Lens with Shinzo Tamura
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to sit down with master lens-maker Shinzo Tamura to talk about the upcoming launch of his sunglasses brand. At that time, he had been working with a small team of experts for about...