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

A quick insight on cards

As my first post in the category of Magic The Gathering, I want to give a quick history of what I’ve learned so far about the card culture over here. I started playing… Continue reading

My Plug in Baby

The Voltaic Systems Solar Backpack As one of my first posts here, I want to talk about something I’ve recently become very interested in. ECO products and going off the grid. It all… Continue reading

Hello world!

I would like to welcome everybody to my new Blog, The Japan Hobbyist. After living in Japan for more than 5 years now, I’ve come to realize that from time to time people… 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.