Category Archive: Hobby Stores

Kyoto is more than just Temples and Tea it seems . . . (More store profiles)

I went to Kyoto this last weekend for the 7-8th time or so. I saw most of the temples and shrines there a long time ago and have been there during every season.… Continue reading

We all live on a . . .(the latest Hobby Store profile!)

We all live on a Yellow Submarine, a yellow Submarine, a yellow submarine . . . Today’s hobby store profile is of Yellow Submarine. YS is a chain store located all over Japan… Continue reading

Talk the Talk: A MTG vocab lesson in Japanese (+ a store profile)

I thought it would be useful to all those starting to play at Japanese hobby shops to know what each ability or term is in Japanese. With a basic understanding of hiragana, or… Continue reading

Point Cards and Prepping for Dark Ascension

Only 2 more days until the pre-release of Dark Ascension hits Japan. Games will be finishing or finished by the time people in other parts of the world even crack open a pack.… Continue reading

Things are darkest just before the dawn (+ another Japan Hobby Store profile!)

I apologize for not posting anything for a while. I’ve picked up a few more shifts at work in January and have had to use a lot of time to prepare for the… Continue reading

Hobby Shops in Nagoya IV

It’s been a while since I’ve done a hobby shop profile, so here is the first one of the new year. After this  I believe there is one more left. If anybody comes… Continue reading

Home for the Holidays

So I’m back home for the holidays. I’m making my first post from my iPhone to see how it turns out. Been to my Dad’s, mom’s, did some shopping and met up with… Continue reading

Hobby Store Profiles III: Nagoya part 3

Before starting with the profile for today, I wanted to mention some MTG news that has been happening in Nagoya, Japan as of late. It’s come to my attention that many of the… Continue reading

Japanese MTG Player Archetypes and Hobby Store Profiles II

I’m going to focus on two smaller stores today as well as talk a little bit about the different player archetypes I’ve come across in Japan. Hopefully this will be useful in determining… Continue reading

Hobby Shop Profiles in Japan I: Nagoya part 1

I remember my first trip to the card store when I was a kid. Not soon after I played a few games of Magic with my friend, I decide to buy my first… Continue reading

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  • List of Weekly Tournaments in Nagoya

    Nagoya has standard Magic tournaments almost every day.

    -- MONDAY: Card Brunch Kanayama, 6:30
    -- TUESDAY: Hobby Station Sasashima, 6:45 pm
    -- WEDNESDAY: Hobby Station Mei Eki, 6pm
    -- THURSDAY: TCG 193, 7pm
    -- FRIDAY: 6pm, FNM, Various locations (check MTG locator), Draft at Big Magic usually if enough people. Prinny Club Kanayama 8pm and 11pm.
    -- SATURDAY: Card Labo Mei Eki, 11:30 am - Hobby Station Mei Eki, 2pm.
    -- SUNDAY: Big Magic, 11 am. Usually a booster draft after standard tournament (3:30 or later depending on number of participants at the standard event).

    There are also Legacy and Modern events held around town during the week.

    -- Monday: TCG 193, 7pm (Modern)
    -- Tuesday: TCG 193, 7pm (Legacy)
    -- Thursday: Advantage Kamimaezu, 7pm (Legacy)
    -- Friday: Hobby Station Mei Eki (modern) 6pm, Advantage Kamimaezu (modern and legacy) 6:30pm, TCG Shop 193 (modern), 7pm
    -- Saturday: Hobby Station Osu, 1pm (Legacy), TCG 193 (Legacy)
    -- Sunday: Hobby Station Osu, 5pm (Modern)

    There are also modern, legacy, and vintage events about one time a month at Big Magic as well. Amenity Dream also hosts one Legacy even a month too I think. Check the "Magic the Gathering" tab on the top of my website to get more information about the locations of these stores.