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

Tendo human shogi. Muroya and Nakamura’s game

Muroya Yuki

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…

Continue reading

Satomi wins Kurashiki Touka tournament

Satomi Kana won the Kurashiki Touka tournament in a 3 match final against Muroya Yuki. Satomi was able to defend the title The first game on November 8 was in the building of the Japan Federation but the last decisive two games were held in the city of Kurashiki, at the prefecture of Okayama. The Kurashiki Touka tournament (倉敷藤花戦) is an official tournament celebrated since 1993 in the city of Kurashiki, another famous Shogi spot like…

Continue reading