Category Archive: Traveling/Exploring/Discovering Japan

A Guide to Being Trendy at Magic Fest Chiba

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v7z23-b9af21 Welcome to episode 7 of the Code of the Cardboard Samurai podcast! In this episode, I’m joined once again by Ed Nguyen of the Cartel Aristocrats podcast as we talk about trends… Continue reading

Dan and Ryan’s 10 Must visit Magic the Gathering places in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4dcxa-b3eb30 If you’re planning to visit Japan for an event in the future or are just coming over for vacation and some sightseeing, Dan and I have you covered. In this episode we… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 1: Welcome to Magic the Gathering in Japan – Magic Fest Yokohama

If you’re visiting Japan or planning on attending a Magic event here in the future, give The Japan Hobbyist’s new podcast a Listen!  https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zzr89-ae4d96 Welcome to the Code of the Cardboard Samurai! Hosts… Continue reading

Magic the Traveling: An Interview with Christian Calcano

I started this blog years ago as a way to bring Magic the Gathering in Japan closer to those people who can’t speak Japanese and to shed some light on comings and goings… Continue reading

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

Tokyo MTG Stores: Hareruya and MINT Shibuya

Today’s article is a continuation of my last one about the stores I visited in Tokyo during the World Magic Cup qualifiers in August. I think that both Hareruya and Mint are well… Continue reading

Welcome to Silent Hill (spending time in Shizuoka city)

While not a direct translation, the kanji that make up Shizuoka’s name, 静岡 can roughly be translated to quiet hills, or as I like to call it, Silent Hill ^_^. While you won’t… 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