Go forward, Karolina!

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The nutritional energy bar Calorie Mate has created an animated web movie about the female player Karolina Styczyńska. 【カロリーナ x カロリーメイト】この度、外国人初の女流棋士カロリーナさんと栄養スポンサー契約を致しました。今後、栄養面のサポートをさせて頂きます。彼女のこれまでを描いたショートアニメも製作中!夢に向かってすすむ、すべての人を応援する #カロリーメイト から。#すすめカロリーナ #将棋 pic.twitter.com/ARPSAWpvqH — カロリーメイト (@CalorieMate_jp) April 3, 2018 The illustrator of this movie is also polish, Mateus Urbanowicz, he has been working in big projects like the movie ‘Your name‘ (君の名は). This animation will be released on June at the website of the nutricional energy bar CalorieMate. Since the name of the…

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I Open Shogi Barcelona video

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2 weeks ago it was held in Barcelona the first shogi open. Many players from Europe met this time in Barcelona for play shogi and enjoy the city. The player from Bielorussia Andrey Lysenka, from the Minsk shogi club, create a video of his visit. There is also a photo album at the facebook page of Shogi en español. I OPEN SHOGI BARCELONA 2017 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.685008851683894.1073741868.417847021733413&type=1&l=2fa75ac3b0  

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Tendokoma: The culture of shogi pieces at the city of Tendo.

I found this video that talks about the culture of the shogi pieces craftsmanship of the city of Tendo.

On this video, they explain some different ways to make shogi pieces.

Kijizukuri is the first step. A selected wood put to dry for 5 years it’s cut to make the shape of the pieces.

Kakikoma is the pieces that are nor carved but written directly at the wood.

Horikoma is the pieces that have the name of the piece carved directly into the wood.

Horiume/Moriagegoma are the pieces that after carved are filled with a resin and polished.

During my visit to Tendo, I was able to talk with some of the craftsmanship that appears in this video. Even I appears a few videos on this video talking with Mr. Sakurai about his artworks! You can see me at the minute 5:20.

 

Taikyoku shogi – Ultimate chess

On TV continues the Fujii Souta fever and many programs include some news about shogi. At TBS news they introduce an old variation of shogi called Taikyoku Shogi. http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye3078904.htm This Shogi is played on a 36×36 board (1296 squares) and have 209 different pieces. Some have names like dog, wind dragon or pig officer. To set all the pieces ready at least one hour is needed and for finish the game at least 2 days.…

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