Tendo shogi matsuri: First day afternoon

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After the game between Muroya and Nakamura some of the players made a simultaneous exhibition to the attendants as the last performance of the day. I decided to went back to the hotel for rest because I was tired since I arrived 5 o’clock in the morning with the night bus from Tokyo, but, only 30 minutes later I went out to travel around the city. I visited the exposition of shogi pieces near the…

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Human shogi matsuri. First day morning.

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The city of Tendo is in the prefecture of Yamagata, in the Tohoku area of Japan. At 400 kilometers from Tokyo, this small city is well known for his craftsmanship of shogi pieces. For go to Tendo I chose the cheapest way that was the night bus. It leaves 23:15 from Asakusa station and arrives at 5:20 to Tendo. The seat of the night bus is wider than the airplane seat and quite comfortable so…

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