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Photo Journal: Dragon's play

Yuta Iyama, second from left, who has a ninth-dan rank in the board game Go and holds the title of the Honinbo Monyu, enjoys an "Iwami Kagura" performance at a pre-match event in Oda, Shimane Prefecture, on May 22, 2017, before he faces eighth-dan Katsuya Motoki in the second game of the 72nd Honinbo competition running from May 23 to 24. Iwami Kagura is a type of traditional performing arts of "kagura" based on the ancient Japanese mythology and has its roots in western Shimane Prefecture, also known as the Iwami region. (Mainichi)

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