Competition with ‘weighted’ seating: the Furiten Riichi Tournament 2014.

AMSTERDAM – What is better? A mahjong tournament with a random seating (on registering, you draw a lot, and this determines which players you will meet), or a tournament based on performance during the tournament or maybe your position in the official rankings?

Red Coin Mah Jong 7th Edition, Shanghai Water by Dee Gallo, #4 of 40.

The mahjong sets she makes, cost up to one thousand US dollar and more. But don’t worry about that, the sets that Dee Gallo makes, are sold out almost before she has finished them. A talk with Dee Gallo, creator of the wildly successful limited edition mahjong sets from Red Coin Mah Jong. Scott Miller, author of ‘Mahjong from A to Zhú’, reports for Mahjong News.

Mahjong set by Chi Wing Lo.

KUALA LUMPUR – Australian furniture distributor ‘Space Furniture’ has made a great impression on the international design world by launching a showroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s dazzling capital, which was recently opened. Mahjong lovers who walked around at the big opening, were delighted by the mahjong set, designed by Hong Kong born top designer Chi Wing Lo.

The Mahjong Museum in Chiba, Japan.

The Mahjong Museum in Chiba, Japan has closed down. Martin Rep remembers his visit to the museum in 2002. 

Takunori Kajimoto

An exclusive interview with Kajimoto, one of the bridgeheads of mahjong in Japan. In which he tells about his education, his career, mahjong tactics - and about his dreams.