Kubo won the Ousho title

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Kubo Toshiaki (41) won against Goda the 6th match for the Ousho title proclaiming himself the new Ousho title holder. This is the second time he gets the Ousho title after he lost it 6 years ago. Kubo took the lead of the match when he won the first 3 games in a row but Goda was able the next two games. On the last game that started yesterday in the city of Hamamatsu. Kubo…

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New year’s Shogi ceremony

Satou Amahiko Mejin

On January 5, I was able to attend a guest thanks to Terao Manabu, director of the NPO ISPS ( International Shogi Popularization Society ) To the Shogi New Year’s Ceremony in Japanese sashi hajime shiki 指し初め式. In this ceremony carried out by the priests of the temple next to the federation building, players who currently have a title present their respects to an altar with the form of a giant Shogi piece. At the…

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