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  • 32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 2

    The Aomori Nebuta Festival is held every summer from August 2 to 7 in Aomori City, in the Tohoku region of the northeast of Japan. It is famous for its brilliant illuminated floats that feature events from Japanese history or culture, especially the Kabuki. W: Otake Hideo 10 Dan B: Kobayashi Koichi, Meijin Played on […]

  • 32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1

    Nisei Week August 10-18, 2019 The first Nisei Week was held August 12 through 18, 1934. It was at the depth of the Great Depression, and the merchants of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles were eager to find a way to attract more business. At the same time, the upcoming second generation of Japanese (nisei) […]

  • The Key to Getting Strong at Go

    The Tenjin Festival (天神祭, Tenjin Matsuri) of Osaka is ranked as one of Japan’s top three festivals, along with the Gion Matsuri of Kyoto and the Kanda Matsuri of Tokyo. The festival started in the 10th century and today takes place on July 24 and 25 every year. The main celebrations are held on the […]

  • Fifty Years of Popular Fuseki

    Bridge USA Summer Festival to be held July 13~14 in Torrance, California, a suburban section of Southern California. Various musical and stage events are scheduled, there will be booths featuring Japanese merchandise and cultural items, prepared Japanese dishes and a charity bazaar. http://www.bridgeusa.com/page/event Sakata Eio, Honorary Honinbo Looks Back Fifty Years of Popular Fuseki By […]

  • Fifty Years of Popular Joseki

    By Sakata Eio, Honorary Honinbo The Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival in Fukuoka is celebrated in early July. It is the main festival of the Kushida Shrine and registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. It is said to have originated 800 years ago when an epidemic was raging in Hakata. A monk prayed to end […]

  • Become a Tesuji Titan!

    The Gion Festival in Kyoto is one of the three largest festivals in Japan. It is celebrated for a whole month starting from early July and during this time people from all over the world join the celebrations. The Gion Festival parade consists of 33 carefully prepared festival floats with different themes related to Japanese […]

  • Ten Best Go Proverbs

    The Sanno Festival is held at Hie Shrine in Tokyo from June 7 to 17, draws around 400 participants in Edo-era imperial court costumes for the parade that winds 25 kilometers through the streets of central Tokyo. The parade makes several stops along the way including Imperial Palace Gaien (a large park in front of […]

  • Professional Perception: The Only Move

    Those interested in all aspects of Japan and Japanese culture should be sure to check out the programs broadcast by Fujisankei Communications International, or FCI. www.Fujisankei.com The late Abe Yoshiteru 9 dan (September 28, 1941~July 3, 2000) was renowned as a studious player who tried to be present in as many venues as serious games […]

  • Wizardry Large Scale Strategy

    The Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament is being held now through May 26. A record 15 foreign wrestlers are competing for the Emperor’s Cup. See the final days’ action right now. http://www.sumo.or.jp/En/ Yamabe Toshiro was the inspiration for much of what GoWizardry presents to the English-speaking go public. His nickname was 変幻 (= hengen = "transformation"), […]

  • 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 […]

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Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

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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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