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  • Kobayashi, First Campaign, First Triumph

    On May 25, 2019, the traditional Japan Day will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany. 750,000 attendees are expected. Stalls will offer all sorts of Japanese food and drink, as well as merchandise. There will be kimono fittings, a sake seminar and a samurai army camp. There is also a stage program planned, featuring koto players, […]

  • Professional Secrets of Reading Revealed

    The 52nd Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held this coming April 13-14, 2019, 11 am to 6 pm and April 20-21, 2019, 11 am to 6 pm, with a parade on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 1 pm. The location is Japantown, Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco. More than 220,000 attendees are […]

  • The Best Ten Trick Plays

    Japan Center 50th Anniversary Ceremony March 28th marks the Center’s 50th anniversary. There will be events held to celebrate at Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Free to attend. For more information: https://japancentersf.com/events/japan-center-50th-anniversary-ceremony/ The late Maeda Nobuaki 9 dan (November 22, 1907~July 3, 1975) was fortunate to […]

  • A Guide to the Nihon Ki-in [Japanese Go Association]

    "Music, Go, Calligraphy and Painting Illustration" by Kaiho Yusho (1533~1615) Japan Festival Houston, April 13~14, 2019 Visit the website: https://www.houstonjapanfest.org/ The game of go was brought to Japan, along with Buddhism and other cultural advancements, from China in the eighth century. It was eagerly embraced by the upper class and other educated individuals, especially Buddhist […]

  • Sato Kaoru Wins a Reading Battle

    A popular attraction at Japanese festivals is the performance of taiko drummers. Their stirring pounding of their huge instruments rouses crowds and adds a unique Japanese flavor to the atmosphere. Everyone is drawn to these compelling spectacles. On February 12th, a production will be staged at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles […]

  • Kamimura Overwhelms with Youth

    Japanese Food Expo 2019 February 2nd at the Hilton Hotel Universal City; Tickets: $60 Sponsored by the Japan Food Culture Association, the event features food, sake and travel exhibits offered by more than fifty companies and organizations. This is a great opportunity for aficionados of Japanese cuisine and culture to enjoy a wonderful day. It […]

  • The Story of Showa Era Major Matches

    Kido, October 1972 By Ito Keiichi Grand Sumo Tournament held January 13~27, 2019 in Tokyo In recent years, foreigners have made their mark on the Japanese sumo world, including the Americans, Akebono and Musashimaru, who reached the pinacle of yokozuna. Today there is a Brazilian (Kaisei), a Bulgarian (Aoiyama), and three Mongolians: Ichinojo (noteworthy as […]

  • Young Professional Players Besiege Otake Hideo

    World famous Sapporo Ice Festival held this year from January 31 to February 11 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has worked hard to attract foreign visitors to Japan the past few years. It was reported last week that 31.19 million tourists visited Japan in 2018, so it seems like that the goal of 40 million […]

  • The Lure of Japanese Go Analysis

    This is the cover of the May 1969 issue of Kido magazine. In the bottom left corner a poem may be seen. These are the kanji (Chinese characters) written there: 活 幾 緑 五 計 年      月 得      加 水 魚      髪 亭 当 人 雨 好 酒 間 加 昼 銭 事 煙 眠 […]

  • Good Day. This is Sakata

    こんにちは坂田です。[Konnichi wa, Sakata Desu.] The late Sakata Eio 9 dan (February 15, 1920~October 22, 2010) was one of the greatest go players of all time. His ultra-sharp style led to him being nicknamed Kamisori (the Razor), and enabled him to win a plethora of titles over the course of his career. In 1964, he won […]


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