Keikyuu Shogi Matsuri

Every year, at the department store of the Keikyuu line of Kamiooka station in Yokohama there is a shogi festival for 3 days where many players are invited.

I was able to assist the second and the third day. On the second day, I made a fast visit and I got the autograph of Karolina Styczyńska and took some photos of Nakamura Taichi and Saito Shintaro. They are called by the fans as the prince in the east and the prince in the west respectively.

Commemorative photo after Karolina autographed the board.

Commemorative photo after Karolina autographed the board.

Nakamura Taichi offering simultaneous games.

Nakamura Taichi offering simultaneous games.

The third day there was the visit of the shogi legend Katou Hifumi. He is a vivid legend in the shogi world and it is known for many people because he appears many times on tv. There were so many people that I couldn’t take some close picture while he was talking with Nakamura Osamu.

Kato Hifumi giving his speech.

Kato Hifumi giving his speech.

Kato and Nakamura behind the crow.

Kato and Nakamura behind the crow.

There was a pair shogi game between Abe Koru and Segawa Shoji against Iino Ai and Ajiki Fusako.

Always do your best!!!