Category Archive: Hobby Stores

Nerdy Nagoya

I’ve decided to switch gears for a change and talk about some of the more interesting stores I’ve been to in Nagoya. I’ve been talking only about Magic stores lately, but there are… Continue reading

Avacyn Unleashed (in Japan)

First off, let me thank everybody for checking out my site this last week! There was a huge surge in traffic over the weekend and I received over 2400 views in a 3… Continue reading

Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future

Golden Week has begun in Japan. A series of 5 holidays in a one week period where pretty much everybody takes off work for about 9 days. Of course I started my Golden… Continue reading

Avacyn Pre-release results: Day 1

For most of you in North America, Saturday has just started and your Avacyn Restored pre-release is going to start in a few hours (unless you went to the midnight launch). For me,… Continue reading

Titan’s Revenge: Fighting against the Metagame

It was a harrowing weekend in Nagoya. After 5 days of matches, my WGB Token deck finished a middling 7 win and 11 loses. It started well enough on Friday. I came in… Continue reading

What the Helvault?!?! (Pre-release info and first Impressions of Avacyn Restored)

Is anybody else getting excited about Avacyn yet? Do the cards seem overpowered or what?? There are going to be so many possibilities for the meta game it’s going to be chaos the… Continue reading

Attack of the Pod People! (and playing in the rain, off the beaten path)

Originally, my friend and I had planned on meeting up for some play testing over at my apartment today on my day off. However, I had some errands to run and one of… Continue reading

New Hobby Store opening and the Mutating Metagame

Osu Kannon is really the place to go for gaming in Nagoya it seems. There are now 3 stores located within walking distance of each other: Amenity Dream, Hobby Station Osu, and now… Continue reading

Nagoya Traveller 1: Osu Kannon

I haven’t had the time to take pictures and collect information until recently, so today I’m starting a new feature here on The Japan Hobbyist featuring places to see in Japan. This could… Continue reading

The Wrap Up (The Final Nagoya Hobby Store profile and current metagame)

It’s been a lot of work going around town and collecting the information about all the hobby/card stores in Nagoya, but now it’s finally coming to an end. Today’s store is the other… Continue reading