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Workshops, Games and Introductory courses on Shōgi

Shōgi (将 棋, the board game of the generals) or Japanese chess is a board game for two players belonging to the same family as chess and Xiangqi (Chinese chess), all coming from the Indian game Chaturanga. Shōgi in its current form was played as early as the sixteenth century and some years later was Tokugawa Ieyasu who founded in 1612, through Sansa Honinbo player, the first professional school of Shōgi and Go. One of the most distinctive features of Shōgi is that captured pieces do not die but may be headed in the opposite direction and reactivated as part of one's forces or the opponent. At the present, more than 20 million people play Shōgi in Japan and there are more than 150 professional players, who are highly respected in Japanese society.

Activities in the Festival:

Workshops and special courses during the two days of festival.

Free play area.

Simultaneous games of Shōgi.

Shōgi Sanjuuyori Club / 三 十 より 将棋 Club

Sanjuuyori born in January 2008, as a result of the experience of several manganime fans that, after a few years organizing some activities for the community Otaku, pretended to take a further step towards cultural exchange with Japan and the spread of Shōgi. Some Club members have participated since 2005 in activities related to this board game, in events such as the Salon del Manga de Barcelona or Madrid Expomanga and other smaller events in different locations in the Spanish state.

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