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BS1 Sun. Oct. 1

Shogi

There is excitement in the world of shogi due to the success of Souta Fujii. Recently, shogi has also been very popular in manga, dramas, and movies. Why does shogi make Japanese people so passionate? Despite being a game, it begins and ends with a bow. What kind of unique culture does the art of shogi have? We investigate the appeals of shogi from the perspectives of foreigners.

Our foreign guests visited a classroom where children are taught shogi. They observed them learning the manners and basic strategies of shogi.
Our foreign guest went to see the go and shogi club at Iwate Junior & Senior High School, a shogi powerhouse, to investigate the secret to its strength.
Our foreign guest visited a craftsman who makes shogi boards that are said by professional players to feel good to play on to see his skills.