Hifumin love! Katou Hifumi x Morning Musume


This year’s shogi fever still continues in Japan thanks to the 3 main characters: Fujii Souta, the youngest shogi player, Habu Yoshiharu who got the eternal seven crown, and Katou Hifumi “Hifumin” the oldest shogi player who retired this year. Hifumin has now quite free time and he is using it for his second hobby, appear on variety TV shows. He was already a regular at the TV program of Matsuko Delux and now he…

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Kanazawa Bunko Shogi Salon: Katou Hifumi Seminar


Last Sunday I went for the first time to the Kanagawa Bunko Shogi Salon. This Shogi dojo opened last year and it’s 1-minute walk from the station of Kanazawa Bunko of the Keikyu line. This club opens every day from 13h to 21h and the entrance fee is 950 yen (≈8.5 USD), 700 yen (≈6 USD) for women and 600 (≈5.5 USD) yen for students. They organize many events and invite many players. This day the Shogi Club had the visit…

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Kato Hifumi becomes the oldest shogi player

Katou Hifumi (加藤 一二三) broke the record as the oldest shogi player this week when he surpassed Maruta Yuuzou. Katou had the record as the youngest shogi player before Fujii took it last year. Now, Katou is 77 years old so he has been playing for 63 years. He got multiple titles in his career. Meijin title 1982 10-grade title 1968, 1980 &1981 Oui title  1984 Oushou title 1978  Kiou title 1976 & 1977 He…

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