Human shogi at Sekigahara

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Last weekend there was a human shogi exhibition in Sekigahara. This is the first time that this type of event is held in Sekigahara. Other famous human shogi battles are held on Himeji and Tendo. The Meijin Satou Amahiko faced Yamazaki Takayuki in the recreation of the battle of Sekigahara. Sekigahara is at the prefecture of Gifu, between Nagoya and Kyoto, and is the spot of the most famous battle in Japan. The battle of Sekigahara took…

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Tendo Human Shogi: Miura vs Abe game

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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…

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Tendo Shogi Matsuri: 2nd day morning

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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…

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Tendo human shogi. Muroya and Nakamura’s game

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The big event for the 1st day was the Human shogi game between the female players Muroya and Nakamura. They are both young female players. Muroya Yuki, born in Osaka, is now 24 years old. She became professional in 2010 and along with all his games she attends to many Shogi events and it makes her very popular with shogi fans. Nowadays she appears at the shogi TV program of the NHK channel. She is…

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