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  • Simple and Clear: Challenging the Takagawa Style Fuseki

    Anyone who wants to follow the Japanese news carefully should watch the broadcasts produced by the Fujisankei Network. https://www.fujisankei.com/ When I started reading go magazines in Japanese, one thing that always puzzled me was how younger professional players were viewed there as future champions. How could they tell? What unique characteristics did they display that […]

  • Takemiya Style Large Territorial Framework (Moyo) Strategy

    Sanja Matsuri from May 17 to 19, 2019 The Sanja Festival is held annually in the Asakusa district. It is held in celebration of the three founders of the Sensoji Temple, who are enshrined in Asakusa Shrine next door to the temple. Nearly two million people visit Asakusa over the three days of the festival, […]

  • Sakata’s Exquisite Move Record

    Japan Day in New York City, Sunday, May 12, 2019 Free admission. Taiko drums, Japanese dance performances, flutes and bands playing, origami and other Japanese cultural exhibitions, and food tents. www.japandaynyc.org/ Recently, I explained here how I visited the late Sakata Eio 9 dan at his condominium in Yokohama in order to obtain the English […]

  • Takagawa’s Fuseki

    The Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, is the most famous festival in Japan. It takes place over the entire month of July. There are many different events, but the grand procession of floats (Yamaboko Junko) on July 17 is particularly spectacular. https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3942.html The late Takagawa Kaku 9 dan (September 21, 1915~November 26, 1986) had a simple […]

  • Zone Press Strategy

    The Kanda Matsuri will take place on May 11-12, 2019 The Kanda Matsuri is one of Tokyo’s three most famous festivals. The highlights are a day-long procession through central Tokyo on Saturday, and parades of portable shrines (mikoshi) by the various neighborhoods on Sunday. https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3073.html Over a decade ago I translated a seven volume set […]

  • Games to Enjoy Playing Out on a Board

    The Tanabata Matsuri in São Paulo is celebrated by the 1.5 million Japanese citizens of Brazil in the first part of July. The festival takes place in the Liberdade section of the city. There are many food stands set up along the street that serve takoyaki, yakisoba, okonomiyaki, makizushi, inarizushi, yakitori and others. Colorful "tanabata" […]

  • Tesuji for a Million Players

    Lantern Festival Waikiki (ハワイ灯篭流し – アメリカ・ワイキキ) Around a third of the population of Hawaii is of Japanese heritage. Local culture is an interesting fusion of diverse traditions. The Lantern Festival of Waikiki is related to the Japanese tradition of floating lanterns to remember those who have passed on. This is a part of obon festivities. […]

  • Sakata’s Exquisite Move Record

    Sakata’s Exquisite Move Record April 4~6, 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm Kyoto Kimono Kyokomachi Exhibition at the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247; (310) 327-5757 I was fortunate to meet the late Sakata Eio 9 dan (February 15, 1920~October 21, 2010), one of the greatest go players of all time, […]

  • The Method for Discovering Effective Techniques [Suji]

    The 20th Anniversary of Japan Expo in Paris will be held on July 4-7, 2019 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. For more information: https://www.japan-expo-paris.com/en/ Frequent visitors to the GoWizardry website know that I feel very fortunate to have had access to superior study material for many years. That comes from the hundreds of copies of […]

  • Focus on Professional Games

    The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington, D.C. between March 20 and April 14. The most popular place to see the trees are at the Tidal Basin, where visitors flock to sites near the Jefferson Memorial (above), the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Major events include: the […]

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Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

Three booklets have been assembled into the collection here.

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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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