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The Game

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 6 October 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Here is what everyone was observing. It's a game of Shogi (general's board game) also known as Japanese chess. It's in the same family of games as Western chess according to this Wikipedia article.

Notice that bottle with the green label and white cap. It's my second favorite beverage on the planet behind coffee. It's green tea that you can buy chilled at convenience stores or from vending machines. There's also a roasted green tea variety that is tasty, too.

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Patrick M. from Lille, France

Perfect concentration for this game

6 Oct 2015 8:07am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I do not know this game that I discover thanks to you Steve

6 Oct 2015 9:08am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un jeu qui semble demander beaucoup de concentration en effet !!

6 Oct 2015 9:51am

jean pierre a from France

belle concentration!! merci pour la découverte! amitiés

6 Oct 2015 9:53am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A beautiful street scene of life ! portrait, attitude and details ! You tempt me to taste this drink of green tea !

6 Oct 2015 10:55am

Devi from Chennai, India

The green tea attracts me more than the board..
Excellent capture of the mood...concentration :)

6 Oct 2015 11:38am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice street capture

6 Oct 2015 12:02pm

gerard1948 from Spain

A very good framing and excellent capture. A beautiful picture.
Have a good day.

6 Oct 2015 12:50pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Old tradition !

6 Oct 2015 1:33pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot in the city. It looks something nostalgic.

6 Oct 2015 2:20pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

A study of traditions

6 Oct 2015 2:29pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo !! I like green tea !

6 Oct 2015 4:52pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

This game requires intelligence.

6 Oct 2015 5:29pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very interesting and fine image to illustrate it. It seems that chess was originated over there too.

6 Oct 2015 5:35pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent and interesting scene!

6 Oct 2015 6:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture that puts us right in the middle of the game!!
You can see how studious that man is.

6 Oct 2015 6:08pm

The#1AcePhotog from portland, United States

Nice study

6 Oct 2015 7:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A delightful local image. They look so intent

6 Oct 2015 7:16pm

Martine from Brest, France

Jolie scène de rue.

6 Oct 2015 7:24pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Deep concentration here.

6 Oct 2015 7:24pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of the game and the players so seriously involved. And the lovely green tea bottle. :)

7 Oct 2015 2:50am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle scène de ces deux hommes en train de jouer superbe vue et captage.

7 Oct 2015 3:26am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


7 Oct 2015 8:01am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great street scene, we can feel the concentration...

7 Oct 2015 10:25am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

You beat me to the punch -I was going to ask you what's in the bottle? love green tea as well - (next to Tim Horton's coffee) WONDERFUL SHOT :)

8 Oct 2015 12:46am