This week on ７ city took place the largest number of games of shogi simultaneously. 山形県天童市「二千局盤来2018」将棋の同時対局数 世界新記録でギネス認定！現行の1574局を上回る2362局！会場にはKEN OKUYAMA DESIGN ×天童木工の飾り駒「MAIZURU」、参加賞には「3月のライオン」限定コースターも！#天童 #ふるさと納税 #ふるさとチョイス #GCF #二千局盤来 #将棋 #3月のライオン pic.twitter.com/OET0K6lX7r — 天童市の観光ガイド (@ikechang_com) October 14, 2018 Read more on: http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/AJ201810150025.html
Last weekend there was the Human Shogi game of Tendo city. Last year I had the opportunity to visit it and even take photos very near from the board. This year I couldn’t visit it but I would like to show this city promotion video in English. I hope you like it. The professional players who attend this year were Yamazaki, Yashiki. Segawa, Hifumin, Kagawa and Karolina. If you want to know more about the…
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…
I found this video that talks about the culture of the shogi pieces craftsmanship of the city of Tendo.
On this video, they explain some different ways to make shogi pieces.
Kijizukuri is the first step. A selected wood put to dry for 5 years it’s cut to make the shape of the pieces.
Kakikoma is the pieces that are nor carved but written directly at the wood.
Horikoma is the pieces that have the name of the piece carved directly into the wood.
Horiume/Moriagegoma are the pieces that after carved are filled with a resin and polished.
During my visit to Tendo, I was able to talk with some of the craftsmanship that appears in this video. Even I appears a few videos on this video talking with Mr. Sakurai about his artworks! You can see me at the minute 5:20.
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…