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

Avacyn Restored thoughts

Some of you might have already seen it, but the teaser for Avacyn Restored was released today. Wow, Avacyn has really sneaked up on me. Just about one month to go until the… Continue reading

MMM: Magic Metagame Musings: 3/8/12 – Cage Match

How is everybody’s deck handling the current metagame? I really thought my Titan’s Flame deck had the extra power it needed to dominate the games here in Nagoya, but on Saturday I went… 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

Game Day Results: Wrath of the Titans

I hope everybody did well at Magic Game Day this weekend. I went 3-1 with my redesigned U/R deck. I’ve been playing this deck for a while, let me give you some background.… Continue reading

Magic Game Day: Dark Ascension and the current Nagoya Metagame

Another Game Day is upon us. This weekend Magic Game day will be happening all over the world. In Nagoya, all of the shops are participating. Last time Magic Game Day Innistrad was… Continue reading

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

MTG Grand Prix news

Next week, from Friday February 17-19th is Magic the Gathering’s Grand Prix Kobe. Early registration starts on Friday from 4-6pm I believe, and Saturday registration is from 8-9 am in the morning at… 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