Category Archive: Japanese Culture Articles

Talking the Talk – Playing Magic the Gathering in Japanese

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cxkxx-b13308 Currently living in Japan and want to play some Magic the Gathering but don’t speak Japanese? Thinking of coming to Japan for a Magic Fest in the near future but worried about… Continue reading

The Japanese War of the Spark Planeswalker Art Rankings

Wizards of the Coast pulled a fast one on us the other day by announcing that Japanese booster packs of War of the Spark will have a 50 percent chance of opening an… Continue reading

Alibi

I really wish I could be posting more, I really do. I also wish I could be playing Magic more, but lately I just haven’t had the time. Work continues to be hectic.… Continue reading

Going Native

The clouds were a murky gray and rain fell lightly. For some reason, I had decided to ride my bike. It wasn’t too heavy, but I wasn’t going to risk getting wet with… Continue reading

The 63rd Osu Matsuri

This past weekend in Nagoya, Japan, there was an all day festival around Osu Kannon on Saturday and Sunday. There was live music from popular anime song artists such as nobody knows+, performances… Continue reading

Welcome to the New Magic Season – Happy New Years!

Thanks again to everybody who made last year a record breaking year for me! The Japan Hobbyist received more than 40,000 views in 2012! From small beginnings, this blog has grown into something… Continue reading

My Head’s in a Jumble

It’s been a while since I did a non-Magic post, but I thought that this article would be useful for those people living in Japan. If you’ve been living in Japan for a… Continue reading

Open to Suggestions

I noticed that lately I’ve been focusing mainly on Magic the Gathering news and articles, but I know that’s not all my readers would like to hear about while I’m in Japan. I’d… Continue reading

Playing Magic in Japan – How is it Different from overseas? (Part 2)

I think there are a lot more cultural differences between Japan and other countries when it comes to Magic so I’d like to continue my articles about how they are different. Today I’ll… 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