“Shogi Wars: Game 1 (2018/09/14)”

From today on I will try to upload one game per day to youtube. At first I tried to to comment while play it but it was quite complicated follow the game and speak in English at the same time. Here is the first game played on Shogi wars. My nickname is lordjackes. This game I play against a 4th dan player and after an interesting middle game I made an horrible mistake on the…

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Tendokoma: The culture of shogi pieces at the city of 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.

 

tocotoco ep.48 Manao Kagawa

On episode 48 of the Japan discovery show called tocotoco features the female shogi player Manao Kagawa. You can maybe remember her as I talk about her on my visit to the Aoba dojo and she also was on the Shogi X’mas festa. The video is in Japanese but it includes English subtitles so you can follow it. In the video, Kagawa shows different places in Tokyo related to her life as female shogi player. The first place is the…

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