Category Archive: Life in Nagoya

The Japan Metagame Diaries: GP Shizuoka – You’re a Wizard Harry

It’s not every day you get a chance to meet flesh and blood wizards, and while their ability to brew polyjuice potion might not be up to snuff for the Half-Blood Prince, Helene… Continue reading

Nerdy Nagoya: Super Potato

Today I’m taking a break from my usual MTG articles to give my readers some information on cool places to visit in Nagoya. I’ve done this before when I talked about stores like… 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

The Japan Hobbyist presents: G(reat)P(arty) Nagoya

It’s official, we are now in countdown mode for GP Nagoya. In less than a month, hundreds (if not thousands) of players will be descending on Fukiage Hall. The last limited Grand Prix,… Continue reading

Gaming Cowboy: Hanging out at the New Saloon

It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that Hobby Saloon is no longer.  The former bar/trading card game shop ran into high rent and low traffic in their previous location in Osu… 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

Nagoya Mall Rats: Part 2 – Nagoya Dome Aeon

Sorry to all of you waiting for more Magic the Gathering information from Japan. I’m still absorbing all of the information we’re getting from Gatecrash, and by this weekend I plan on writing… 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

2012 in review – Thanks for a record breaking year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 40,000 views in 2012.… Continue reading

Nagoya Mall Rats: Part 1 – Aeon Atsuta

  I’m breaking the mold a little bit today and working on a side project for the Japan Hobbyist that I’ve been thinking about for a while. It’s called Mall Rats, and it’s… Continue reading