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Subject: Human shogi played at Himeji Castle rss

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Manabu Terao
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NHK World(TV) covered this news. You can watch it online now(Maybe it will be deleted in due course).
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161106_01/

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Junior high school students have participated in a life-size version of shogi, a traditional Japanese board game, at Himeji Castle in western Japan.

The human shogi event was held for the first time last year when a major renovation was completed and the castle's main tower reopened to the public.

Himeji castle is designated as national treasure.

On Saturday, two female professional shogi players -- one wearing a red coat and the other a blue one -- sat on a tower facing a huge 20-meter board.

They battled by moving students in armor as shogi pieces.

A 37-year-old spectator said he was thrilled to see shogi played under the blue sky as the game is usually played in a quiet indoor space.
The event is being held through Sunday.
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Do they still also have these "human games" in the spring in Tendo?
 
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Manabu Terao
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Sure they do. Even Nicolive covered it this year.If you have a premium account of Nico Nico Douga, then you can still watch the footage of Day 1 and Day 2 of human shogi in Tendo.

Day 1
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv255411069

Day 2
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv255413216
 
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