Merry X’mas


  This animation has been done by the user M in twitter. He likes to draw shogi players. Moriuchi dressed as Santa Claus gives Christmas gift to some young shogi players until he arrives to Habu’s home… 森内九段・羽生先生・佐々木六段・澤田六段・中村王座・佐藤康光九段で「サンタクロースウティ」 #描く将 — M (@mtnharuki) December 24, 2017

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Working Moms’ Conversation – “Moms, Children, and Shogi …and Fathers?” | I-tsu-tsu Co. Ltd.


  Amazing Authentic Traditional Japanese Culture for Children in the World Shogi has recently caught on again in Japan thanks to a 14-year-old schoolboy, Sota Fuji, who is a Professional Shogi player with the rank of fourth Dan. I assume that inspired by his historic achievement, more mothers want their children to learn Shogi. Since Shogi has been not so popular among women, however, moms may be wondering if they can help their children to…

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Hifumin love! Katou Hifumi x Morning Musume


  This year’s shogi fever still continues in Japan thanks to the 3 main characters: Fujii Souta, the youngest shogi player, Habu Yoshiharu who got the eternal seven crown, and Katou Hifumi “Hifumin” the oldest shogi player who retired this year. Hifumin has now quite free time and he is using it for his second hobby, appear on variety TV shows. He was already a regular at the TV program of Matsuko Delux and now…

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The first female meijin retire from the board


  Takojima Akiko (71) will put down the pieces and retire from the professional shogi world on this season. She won the first edition of the female meijin celebrated in 1967. 育成会時代に大変お世話になりました。記事を読むとご自分で引退を決意されたようですね…芯の通った憧れの先生です。RT初代女流名人・蛸島彰子女流六段が引退…「ひふみん」に続き女流レジェンドも : スポーツ報知 — 室田伊緒 (@iomuu) December 7, 2017 She was the first women to enter the shoureikai and she got until first dan. After she retired from the shoureikai she played the played first edition of the female meijin tournament. 

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