Tag Archive: Japanese cards

Rock, Paper, Scissors – The New MTG Metagame

The Gatecrash Pre-release First off, I wanted to let all my readers know about the pre-release in Nagoya at the end of January. Please look at the dates below and plan on which… 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

Sneaking in a new Hobby Store profile

Well, I’m not sure how old this place is, but I DO know that up until a few weeks ago it wasn’t showing up on Wizard of the Coast’s event locator. The store… Continue reading

Grand Prix Nagoya: Day 2 – Sleeping in

In my last article about day 1 of the Grand Prix I talked about how I washed out at 4-5 on the day but had a great time with my friends, especially cheering… Continue reading

My thoughts (and pictures) on the 2012 Nagoya Grand Prix – Day 1

Thanks for being patient! Now that I’m done with work for the week, I have some free time to put together a post about the Nagoya GP. I wrote a report about some… Continue reading

Coming Soon . . .

Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting stuff up about Grand Prix Nagoya this week, but before I sit down and put that post together, I’d like to let you guys know what I’ll… Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path: Magic Stores around Nagoya – Yagoto and Aratamabashi

I’ve been sitting on these store profiles for a while, and I’ve finally gotten around to posting about them. Today I’m going to talk about Hobby Station Yagoto and Phase Aratamabashi in the… Continue reading

So it begins . . . Countdown to the 2012 Nagoya GP

If the world is really going to end on December 21st, 2012, I’ve probably been wasting my time playing too muchMagic. But if it doesn’t . . . well, I probably still have… Continue reading

Return to Ravnica Metagame: Week 2

Welcome back to another installment of my metagame round-up in Nagoya leading up to the Nagoya GP. The countdown is now at 48 days and counting! I hope all of you out there… Continue reading

Magic Game Day Return to Ravnica and MTG Event update

I have a few quick updates today. The first is about Magic Gameday next weekend. Most places will be hosting one next week, and the format is standard. I’m pretty psyched about the… 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.