A few weeks ago I attend to a shogi tournament at the Aoba shogi dojo. This tournament was called Tanabata because the day before many cities had this celebration. Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once…
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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