Shogi game with real Toyota cars

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A few years ago there was a special program about shogi where Habu Yoshiharu played a game against Toyoshima Masayuki. This game was carried out at the baseball Seibu domed stadium in Saitama. Each player had to give orders to their drivers to move the car/piece to the desired square. It is similar to the human shogi of Tendo but using cars instead for people. All cars were from Toyota who sponsored the event. There…

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Tendou Cherry blossoms festival human shogi

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Every year since 1956 in the city of Tendo there is a cherry blossoms festival that includes a game of human shogi. 40 people dressed in an armor and helmet, kimono and some servant clothes will be the pieces of a game of shogi between two professional players. Picture from yamagatakankou This year’s festival will be on April 22 and 23. On the first day, the game will be the two female professional players Muroya…

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Tendo Shogi pieces Festival in Tokyo

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Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 was held on Tokyo city the festival of Shogi pieces of the city of Tendo 天童市. Tendo is a small city in the prefecture of Yamagata. It is know by his famous craftsman (the best boards and pieces are done at this city), and all the city is decorated with shogi motif. On the exposition there were some pieces and boards made by different craftsman and even you could drawn…

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