Tag Archive: Sakae

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

My Head’s in a Jumble

It’s been a while since I did a non-Magic post, but I thought that this article would be useful for those people living in Japan. If you’ve been living in Japan for a… Continue reading

Upcoming Events in Nagoya Next Weekend!

Just a short post, but important nonetheless. There are two big events happening next weekend in Nagoya and I’d like to give my readers enough time to plan for them in case they… Continue reading

Nagoya Traveller 3: Ganbare! 頑張れ! Dragonzu . . . (baseball in Nagoya)

For those of you that live in Japan and have access to a TV set, you’ve probably watched a baseball game, or maybe just saw one for a few seconds while flipping through… Continue reading

Nagoya Traveller 2: Oasis 21

It’s been a while since I did one of my Nagoya posts, so I thought it would be nice to break from the usual Magic oriented posts and talk about my city instead.… Continue reading

Nerdy Nagoya

I’ve decided to switch gears for a change and talk about some of the more interesting stores I’ve been to in Nagoya. I’ve been talking only about Magic stores lately, but there are… 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

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

Things are darkest just before the dawn (+ another Japan Hobby Store profile!)

I apologize for not posting anything for a while. I’ve picked up a few more shifts at work in January and have had to use a lot of time to prepare for the… 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

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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.