Kamigawa was the 10th block released for Magic the Gathering. It takes place in the titular plane. It introduced the the Ninjutsu mechanic, which is awesome. The block came after Mirrodin block, which was one of the largest and stinkiest blocks of cheese Magic had ever seen. Subsequentially, CoK-block was well below the general power curve compared with other sets.
The Plane ProperEdit
Kamiagawa is Magic's Oriental Adventures setting; a fantasy realm based upon Japanese mythology, most prominently in the form of being divided into two realms, one inhabited by mortals and the other inhabited by Kami -primal spirits who embody the various elements, objects and other aspects of the material realm. The Kakuriyo or Reikai is the spirit world where the kami dwell; its other half is that of the Utsushiyo where mortals live. Utsushiyo is divided into five lands which correspond to the five Colors of Magic.
Expert commentary taken from the Gatherer
Sensei’s Divining TopEdit
It looks so innocent the first time you read it too. It's not. Not even a little bit. -Shadow1798
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror BreakerEdit
This card makes too many ridiculous infinite combos. - alblast
Fun fact: "Umezawa's Jitte" can be approximately translated to English as "You're f*cked, game two." -ratchet1215
I love just stuffing people who overuse fetchlands. -WhiteyMcFly
Isamaru, Hound of KondaEdit
With the right draws, he's capable of winning an EDH game in 4 or 5 turns. -JaxsonBateman
It has it all:
It's a tutor.
It's card advantage.
It's an instant. - scumbling1
One of the most iritiating/cruel spells in whole MTG. - True_Smog
|Settings of Magic: The Gathering|
|Pre-revisionist:|| First Magic Sets - First Urza Block - Arabian Nights |
Legends - Homelands - Ice Age - Mirage
|Weatherlight Saga:|| Portal Starter Sets - Second Urza Block |
Tempest Block - Masques Block - Invasion Block
|Post-Weatherlight:||Otaria Block - Mirrodin - Kamigawa - Ravnica - Time Spiral|
|After the Mending:|| Lorwyn - Alara - Zendikar - New Phyrexia |
Innistrad - Return to Ravnica - Theros - Tarkir - Eldraine - Ikoria
|Two-Block Paradigm:||Kaladesh - Amonkhet - Ixalan|
|Never in a standard set:||Fiora (Where the Conspiracy sets take place) - Kylem (Battlebond)|