叡王 Eiou-sen: New official tournament

The Shogi Federation has signed a contract with the company Dwango for making the Eiou tournament official. To the seven official titles, this new one will be added from this year. It’s the newest addition since 1983 when the Ouza title was included. The official titles are: Meijin, Kisei, Kiou, Ouza, Oui, Ryuou, Ousho, On the Eiou tournament, there will be a first classification tournament from June to October. The 15 players who pass will…

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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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