Keikyuu Shogi Matsuri

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Every year, at the department store of the Keikyuu line of Kamiooka station in Yokohama there is a shogi festival for 3 days where many players are invited. I was able to assist the second and the third day. On the second day, I made a fast visit and I got the autograph of Karolina Styczyńska and took some photos of Nakamura Taichi and Saito Shintaro. They are called by the fans as the prince…

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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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TVK Housing Plaza Shogi festival

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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…

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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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