The Nissin Air Stage Honryu 450 is a remarkably smooth casting, light, well balanced tenkara rod with sufficient backbone for nice fish.
The rods is full of surprises. The first surprise is how long the rod is collapsed. They do not fit your mental image of what a tenkara rod should be. The second surprise, when you extend the rod, is how light and well balanced it is. You won't believe that a 450cm rod can be that light and well balanced. The third surprise will have to wait until you can get out on the water and start casting the rod. It is the smoothest casting tenkara rod I've ever found. The fourth surprise is that for a rod that light, it has a surprising amount of backbone and can handle very nice fish without a problem.