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  • Timeless

    微蔭 新林人 “Small Shadow” Shinrinjin (Artist) Cover of Kido, June 1975 I had an unusual experience today. I was paying for a purchase at a store when a song came over the speaker system. I asked the cashier if he knew who the singer was. He listened for a moment, then said that he did […]

  • Ishii vs. Rin – 30th Honinbo League

    30th Honinbo League White: Ishii Kunio 8 dan Black: Rin Kaiho 10 dan Date: April 17, 1975 Place: Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association], Ichigaya, Tokyo Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Problem 325

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems Black to Play Composed by Hidaka Toshiyuki 8 dan and published in the Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, April 1995. The Case with Two Hanes

  • Specially Selected Game

    さと可しま やまハかすみの まゆひきて ゆうひまはゆき はるのうなハら 新林人 (佐渡が島 山は霞の 黛ひきて 夕日まばゆき 春の海原) “Sado Island Mountain Mist Blue-Black Tinged Setting Sun Dazzling Wide Open Sea in Spring” 新林人 = Shinrinjin (Artist) Cover of Kido, March 1976 The olden Japanese is rendered above and the “translation” into modern Japanese given in parentheses. My translation in English is below […]

  • Sanno vs. Nakamura – 1st Shinjin-O, Round 1

    1st Shinjin-O White: Sanno Hirotaka 8 dan Black: Nakamura Hidehito 5 dan Date: January 1976 Place: Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association], Ichigaya, Tokyo Komi: 5½ points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Problem 324

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems White to Play Composed by Hidaka Toshiyuki 8 dan and published in the Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, April 1995. The Operation of Liberties

  • The American Go World

    「風薫る」 “Fragrant Wind” Cover of Kido, May 1981 Artist: 三上正寿 Mikami Masatoshi Ayame [Japanese Iris] Garden was planted in olden times, and today it is in the Meiji Jingu Shrine, central Tokyo. In advance of my going to Japan shortly, I have been translating a lot of material for GoWizardry so as to make sure […]

  • Problem 323

    Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems Black to Play Composed by Hidaka Toshiyuki 8 dan and published in the Easily Bungled Life & Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, April 1995. The Correct Way of Killing

  • A New Year’s Special Game

    不老長春 “No Age, Long Spring” Kido, January 1977 Perhaps not many visitors to GoWizardry know the name of Ezaki Masanori. However, he made great contributions to the go world through his written work. In my library there are two of his books, biographies of Sakata Eio which I received from the great Sakata himself, with […]

  • Takemiya vs. Ezaki – 4 stone game

    White: Takemiya Masaki, Honinbo Black: Ezaki Masanori, Literary World Honinbo with 4 Stones Date: November 29, 1976 Place: Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association], Ichigaya, Tokyo   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

Books

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Imagination of a Go Master, Logic Shattering Cosmic Go

Takemiya has selected ten of his games against leading go players and formatted them into a collection of problems designed to illustrate his famous cosmic style.

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Go For Everyone

Go For Everyone

A New Method for Learning to Play the Game of Go

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Journey to the West

This is a semi-autobiographical novel that depicts a unique American success story; a rags to riches tale of a man escaping his humble origins to make millions of dollars, but then he throws it all away due to the ancient character flaw of hubris.

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