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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Shogi X’Mas Festa


On Saturday, December 17, I wen to the Christmas party organized by the Japanese Shogi Federation. This event was attended by several players like Satou Yasumitsu, Moriuchi Toshiyuki, Nakamura Osamu, Hashimoto Takanori, Nishio Akira, Sanmaidou Tatsuya and also players like Kai Tomomi, Kagawa Manao, Nakamura Marika, Suzuki Kanna, Yamaguchi Eriko, Totsuda Erika. The party was divided into two parts, the first from 14 to 16 and the second from 17:20 to 20:00. Between the two…

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Aoba Shogi Dojo

On Saturday, November 5, I went to the opening ceremony of the new Yokohama Shogi dojo named Aoba. This dojo is run by the professional Shogi player Moriuchi Toshiyuki. The day of the opening was attended by Moriuchi in addition to the player Kagawa Manao who offered a session of simultaneous games in which I had the opportunity to participate. Until now this dojo was only used for the classes for children offered by the…

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