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<ul><li><p>JAPANESE CULTURE: ART OF SHOGI First-ever Philadelphia Visit by </p><p> Five Shogi Professionals </p><p>Professionals Profile </p><p>WELCOME RECEPTION &amp; NETWORKING </p><p>6:30 PM: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012 </p><p>PLACE: THE BELLEVUE 200 S BROAD ST SUITE 700 PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102 FEE: $10 PAY AT THE DOOR REGISTER BY E-MAIL: </p><p>ONISHI@LIVE.COM </p><p>SPONSORED BY: </p><p>PHILADELPHIA SHOGI CLUB </p><p>If you have any questions regarding the club, </p><p>please contact Josh Tetsuya Onishi at (914) 525-1234 (Cell). </p><p>200 South Broad St, Suite 700 </p><p>Philadelphia, PA 19102 </p><p>T: 215-790-3810 </p><p>JAPANPHILLY.ORG </p><p>SUPPORTED BY: </p><p>JAPAN AMERICA SOCIETY OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA </p><p> 152 years ago in June 1860, a Japanese delegation group visited Philadelphia after </p><p>completing the ratification in Washington D.C. Eight delegates from the group were </p><p>invited to the legendary Philadelphia Chess </p><p>Club and showed Japanese Shogi. It took place in Athenaeum in Old City Philadelphia </p><p>(mecca of chess club at the time, an archive </p><p>library building constructed in1845) which has a small room called the Chess Room </p><p>on the second floor where the chess table </p><p>used back then is still left intact to this day. </p><p>The article at that time interestingly </p><p>described that two gentlemen named Umajiro Yamada and Ken Sano showed how </p><p>to play Shogi by comparing Shogi and </p><p>Western chess in traditional Samurai clothes and swords. It also mentioned a Shogi board </p><p>and pieces, unique Shogi rules, comparison </p><p>between Shogi and chess, and harmonious atmosphere among players and introduced </p><p>Shogi as Sho-ho-ye. </p><p> This article is said to be probably the first </p><p>record of Shogi cited outside Japan. </p><p>This December, five professional Japanese Shogi players will be visiting Philadelphia to </p><p>recreate the encounter made by Shogi and </p><p>chess 152 years ago. On December 7, we will celebrate the first-ever visit by </p><p>professional shogi players to Philadelphia, </p><p> Master Hatasu Itoh will talk about the </p><p>history and charm of shogi. Alan Baker, </p><p>former National Shogi Champion (Associate Professor, Swarthmore College) will </p><p>introduce Shogi to participants interested in </p><p>the art of game. Enjoy conversation with professional players while enjoying sushi </p><p>made by Genji and tea provided by Maido . </p><p>Write captions for the selected photos. </p><p>Hatasu Itoh (7-dan) Started playing at age 11, he became professional in 1975. </p><p>Obtained 7-dan in 1995 and played total of 1026 games until </p><p>retiring in 2011. Author of numerous Tsume-Shogi books and </p><p>creator of game software. Born in Kyoto. </p><p>Takuma Oikawa (4-dan) </p><p>Born in Saitama and started playing at age 5, he became </p><p>professional in 2007. </p><p>Asuka Itoh (1-dan) Born in Tokyo and taught by her mother at age 7, she followed </p><p>footsteps of her father, Hatasu Itoh, to become a professional in </p><p>1995. Worked as a board member of Female Shogi Professional </p><p>Club from 2005 to 2007. Retired in 2009. </p><p>Ayano Nodasawa (1-kyu) </p><p>Learned from her grandfather, she made 1-kyu in 2003. Manages </p><p>Female Shogi Professional Club official website and its blog. </p><p>Born in Saitama. </p><p>Hatsumi Ueda (Current Female Title Holder: Queen) </p><p>After becoming professional at age 12 in 2001, she steadily gained experience and obtained 3-dan after making a straight-win </p><p>at Mainabi Female Open in 2011. Qualified as a full-time member of Japan Shogi Association at the same time. In 2012, she became a defending champion. </p><p>http://www.google.com/imgres?start=738&amp;um=1&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=N&amp;tbo=d&amp;biw=1280&amp;bih=683&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbnid=bb2dPiuQ1W4PfM:&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.syougi.co.jp/syotai.htm&amp;docid=ZjY20gubNdRvqM&amp;imgurl=http://www.syougi.co.jp/IMG/horikoma2.jpg&amp;w=449&amp;h=340&amp;ei=GcGaUI-XDpGo0AG0yoC4Aw&amp;zoom=1&amp;iact=hc&amp;vpx=389&amp;vpy=374&amp;dur=150&amp;hovh=195&amp;hovw=258&amp;tx=151&amp;ty=144&amp;sig=108315199423121304045&amp;page=25&amp;tbnh=145&amp;tbnw=192&amp;ndsp=29&amp;ved=1t:429,r:55,s:700,i:169</p></li><li><p>:ART OF SHOGI 5 </p><p> &amp; </p><p>2012 12 7() 6:30PM </p><p>:THE BELLEVUE 7 200 S BROAD ST, SUITE 700 </p><p> PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102 : $10 </p><p>ONISHI@LIVE.COM </p><p>SPONSORED BY: </p><p>PHILADELPHIA SHOGI CLUB </p><p> (914) 525-1234</p><p>200 South Broad St, Suite 700 </p><p>Philadelphia, PA 19102 </p><p>215-790-3810 </p><p>JAPANPHILLY.ORG </p><p>SUPPORTED BY: </p><p>JAPAN AMERICA SOCIETY OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA </p><p>152 1860 6</p><p> Athenaeum1845</p><p>SHOGI</p><p> "Sho-ho-ye" </p><p> 5152</p><p> 5</p><p> 612</p><p> Alan Baker(Associate Professor, </p><p>Swarthmore College) </p><p>Maido Genji</p><p>Write captions for the selected photos. </p><p> () 51966</p><p>19751981 12 </p><p> 31 NHK 1995 1999 6 3 </p><p> 400 252011</p><p> () 51998</p><p>200420072008</p><p> 6 </p><p>6 572009</p><p> 8 </p><p> () 7</p><p>2005</p><p> 1 2005 6 2007</p><p> 5 2008 5 2009 3</p><p>2009 </p><p> (1) 1997</p><p>2003 1 </p><p> Blog</p><p> () 2001 122003</p><p>20082011</p><p> 4 3</p><p>2012 5 </p><p>http://www.google.com/imgres?start=738&amp;um=1&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=N&amp;tbo=d&amp;biw=1280&amp;bih=683&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbnid=bb2dPiuQ1W4PfM:&amp;imgrefurl=http://www.syougi.co.jp/syotai.htm&amp;docid=ZjY20gubNdRvqM&amp;imgurl=http://www.syougi.co.jp/IMG/horikoma2.jpg&amp;w=449&amp;h=340&amp;ei=GcGaUI-XDpGo0AG0yoC4Aw&amp;zoom=1&amp;iact=hc&amp;vpx=389&amp;vpy=374&amp;dur=150&amp;hovh=195&amp;hovw=258&amp;tx=151&amp;ty=144&amp;sig=108315199423121304045&amp;page=25&amp;tbnh=145&amp;tbnw=192&amp;ndsp=29&amp;ved=1t:429,r:55,s:700,i:169</p><p>2012-12-07-shogi-en2012-12-07-shogi-ja</p></li></ul>