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  • The 5 Dan Challenge

    Once a player gets to the 3 dan level, advancing further should not be all that difficult. It is just a matter of disciplined study. That and having a target to aim at. When I learned how to play go, the best players I encountered were 5 dan in strength, so that was my target. […]

  • A Problem of Reading

    In this space recently, I wrote of a game between Rin Kaiho 9 dan and Takagawa Kaku, Honarary Honinbo which featured an elegant example of making life for an endangered group of stones. I studied that game carefully over the years and have always admired the way Rin cleverly managed to deal with that situation. […]

  • Kidō Cover, July 1978

    Calligraphy by the artist: Tori wa naite yama sekiseki ame wa ju wo yogite sōsō tari These days vegetables seem to be popular among young people. More so than whether they eat them or not, the fields, the mountains, the rivers, in other words everything filled with nature, is the important thing, is it not? […]

  • Kidō Cover, June 1990

    Cover: Kidō, June 1990 Explanation of the artist, Yamamoto Masao In the Edo Period [1600-1868], on June 15 the Sannō Matsuri [Mountain King Festival; the kanji for “sannō” may be seen in the lower left of the picture] was held (in what is now Chiyoda Ward, Tōkyō), and since they were accompanying the emperor who […]

  • Kidō Cover, May 1986

    Cover: Kidō, May 1986 The covers of Kidō magazine were always beautiful and unique and conveyed the essence of Japanese tradition. Within the magazine an explanatory note about the scene was always given. The May 1986 cover featured a cultural event unique to Japan. Text by the artist: In Kanagawa Prefecture [just south of Tōkyō], […]

  • Kidō Cover, April 1979

    The covers of Kidō magazine were always beautiful and unique and conveyed the essence of Japanese tradition. Within the magazine an explanatory note about the scene was always given. The April 1979 cover featured an inspirational watercolor. Here is the explanation of the cover offered by the artist, Shinrinjin: A Word About the Cover 飛瀑 […]

  • Kidō Cover, March 1990

    The covers of Kidō magazine were always beautiful and unique and conveyed the essence of Japanese tradition. Within the magazine an explanatory note about the scene was always given. The March 1990 cover featured ema votive tablets used to pray for divine help. Here is the explanation of the cover offered by the artist, Yamamoto […]

  • Kidō Cover, February 1991

    The covers of Kido magazine were always beautiful and unique and conveyed the essence of Japanese tradition. Within the magazine an explanatory note about the scene was always given. The February 1991 cover featured a ceremony held to pray for abundant crops. Here is the explanation of the cover offered by the artist, Yamamoto Seiyū: […]

  • Kidō Cover, January 1977

    The covers of Kido magazine were always beautiful and unique and conveyed the essence of Japanese tradition. Within the magazine an explanatory note about the scene was always given. The January 1977 cover featured a flower. Here is the explanation of the cover offered by the artist, Yokoo Shinrinjin, first in Japanese, then with the […]

  • Kidō Cover, December 1981

    The covers of Kido magazine were always beautiful and unique and conveyed the essence of Japanese tradition. Within the magazine an explanatory note about the scene was always given. The December 1981 cover featured a temple in the moonlight. Here is the explanation of the cover offered by the artist, Mikami Masatoshi, first in Japanese, […]

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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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