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Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival (Human Shogi)

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The Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival has finally started.

The Kuratsu river, which is famous for its shidare-sakura trees, is lit up in the evening, and paper lanterns lit up the park on Mt. Maizuru.

The main event, the Human Shogi games, will be held on the 15 (Sat.) and 16 (Sun.).

It is a grand event in which participants dressed as Japanese chess pieces wearing armor move on a huge shogi board.

This year, there will be no pre-registration or entry restrictions, so anyone can see it.

Please enjoy the spring traditions of Tendo.

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[Period] Friday, April 7, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023 *Light-up start date may change depending on the cherry blossom season [Time] 18:30-22:00 [Location] Kuratsu river (From "Osho Bridge" in front of City Hall to "Hiksha Bridge" in front of Onsen Park)

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[Date] April 14th (Sat) and 15th (Sat), 2023 [Time] 18:00-21:00 [Place] Along the Kuratsu river [From Oshobashi to ``Ayukyo'' [Details] Shidare -Sakura concert [April 14th (Fri)] ・Traditional performing arts [April 15th (Sat)] ・Food stall village (inside Central Park) [April 14th (Fri), 15th (Sat), 16th (Sat) Sun), 21st (Fri), 22nd (Sat), 23rd (Sun)]

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[Period] Friday, April 2, 2023 to Friday, May 5, 2023 [Time] 18:30-22:00 [Location] Mt. Maizuru entrance to summit

Basic information

Event name
Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival (Human Shogi)
Date and time
April 2 (Saturday) to May 5 (Friday), 2023
Maizuru Park and others

Tendo Shiroyama, Tendo City (Maizuru Park)

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68th Human Shogi Games
Date: April 15 (Sat.) and 16 (Sun.)
Venue: Mt. Maizuru summit square
*In case of rain, games will be held at the Tendo City Cultural Center

About the performers
● Saturday, April 15

Momoko Kato (Women’s 3-dan) *First appearance
Miran Nohara (Women’s 1-dan) *First appearance
Tetsuro Itotani (8-dan) & Taichi Nakamura (8-dan)
Nanako Wakita (Women 1-dan) *First appearance

● April 16 (Sun)

Akira Inaba (8-dan) *First appearance
Taichi Nakamura (8-dan) *2nd appearance (participated in 2013)
Tetsuro Itotani (8-dan) *Second appearance (participated in 2015)
Nanako Wakita (Women’s 1-dan) & Miran Nohara (Women’s 1-dan)

● April 15 (Sat.)
10:00 |Shogi Memorial Festival
10:20 |Opening ceremony
・ Meow Shogi Ondo (Tendo Kindergarten, Tendo Komahachi)
・Ishin Military Band (Tendo Nanbu Elementary School)
・Public match against Denonte Oushou
12:30 |Human Shogi game starts
14:30 |Human Shogi game ends
15:00 |Instruction game
● April 16 (Sun.)
10:30 |Greetings from Executive Committee Chairperson
・Tendo Hanakoma Dance
・Kiyari Uta performed by Tenseikai
・Professional shogi player talk show
12:30 |Human Shogi game starts
14:30 |Human Shogi game ends
15:00 |Tendo fifty-face pointing
*Admission to the instruction games and Tendo fifty-face pointing game will be accepted from 11:00 on the day of the event at the venue.

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Parking Lot
The parking lot at the summit of Mt. Maizuru is not available.
Please use the City Hall area, City Sports Center, Atago Numashita Parking Lot, etc.
Please refrain from parking at shops and facilities around the venue.

Shuttle bus
[Departure and arrival location]
Tendo City Office, JR Tendo Station, City Sports Center

Free Parking Lot Available: Tendo City Office, Tendo City Sports Center
Paid parking lot only: JR Tendo Station East Exit

[Departure and arrival time]
Operates sequentially from 9:00 to 16:30
Please pay a management cooperation fee of 100 yen at the time of boarding.


❖ The 53rd Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival Children’s Shogi Tournament
Date: April 9 (Sunday), 2023
Reception: 9:15~9:45
Game start: 10:00~
Venue: Parte 2F Citizen’s Gallery
Participation fee: 1,000 yen/person (participation prize, lunch fee)

(1) Elementary School Champion Division (grade 2 and above)
② Elementary school gold general division (3rd to 6th grade)
③ Elementary School Walking Division (Grade 7 and below)
④ Junior high school division Each class will be divided into qualifying rounds and the top scorers will compete in the finals.


Winners of each class will receive a certificate, shield, and extra prize (book card).
2nd and 3rd places will receive a certificate and supplementary prize (book card)
Supplementary prize for 4th place (book card)

Application Deadline
April 7 (Fri.), 2023

1-1-2 Honmachi, Tendo City 994-0034
Tendo Cherry Blossom FestivalExecutive committee office
(Inside the Tendo City Tourist Association)

Telephone: 023-653-1680
Fax: 023-653-1685
URL: http//
*Applications can also be made by telephone, fax, mail, email, HP, or brought in.


Tendo Cherry Blossom Festival Committee
☎ 023-653-1680

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