Tendo Human Shogi: Miura vs Abe game

IMG_2572

After the talk of the players and all the other amenities at the morning the game of human shogi between Miura and Abe started. As the previous day, the Chairman of the game was the feudal lord Oda Nobunaga. Again, his two vassals needed to fight in front of their Lord. For this day, the people who play as a shogi piece are selected from many candidates so people from all Japan go to Tendo…

Continue reading

Tendo Shogi Matsuri: 2nd day morning

IMG_2028

This Sunday there was the two big events of the festival. Along with the traditional game between pros, there was also the visit of the famous actor Kamiki Ryuunosuke and the movie director Ootomo Keishi. When I arrived at the site I went to the information desk and asked if I could get a media pass for taking pictures above the stage. I was lucky and I got the pass so I was able to take…

Continue reading

TVK Housing Plaza Shogi festival

20170503_140514

The days 29 of April and 3 to 5 of May are National days in Japan. This is known as Golden Week” in Japan and is the longest vacation period for many japanese workers. This is the reason why there are many shogi events for these days. In Yokohama, the city where I live, there is an annual event in the TVK Housing Plaza. This is the biggest housing exposition area in Japan. There was a game…

Continue reading

Third party committee found no clear evidences on Miura’s case

Last year Miura was accused of using some sort of devices that help him during the game. Due to the suspicious, the JSA decided to stop the Miura appearances until the end of the year. Miura was expected to play against Watanabe the Ryuuou final but it was Maruyama who play it. December 27 a third party committee decided that there was no clear proves of Miura’s cheating and is expected to play again this month. Due to the…

Continue reading