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  • Edo Town Go Club

    From Kidō, September 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Festival participants carrying the mikoshi portable shrine: Wasshoi, wasshoi (Hup, hup, hup) Crowd: Wow! Boorish kid: Oooh! It’s the festival! It’s the festival! Boorish kid: Shoot! (i.e., a similar curse word) It’s the festival! It’s the festival! Boorish kid: Oooh! Here […]

  • The Meijin’s Art of Lightning Play

    From Kidō, September 1980 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan The Meijin’s Art of Lightning Play (So quick the eye cannot see him make the move) <<Click>> [sound of stone hitting the board]

  • Edo Town Go Club

    From Kidō, December 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Rōnin [samurai without a warlord to serve]: I don’t want to make this a meaningless site of slaughter… Samurai: Shut up, shut up! Working man: Hey, hey, what’s happening? Over there. Crowd noises: Mumble, mumble… Wha— Wha— Old man: I can’t […]

  • Zarugo Meijin Title Match

    From Kidō, April 1979 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan Zarugo Meijin Title Match “It’s your move, I tell you!!” This cartoon takes some explaining. “Zarugo” means “bungling go player.” “Zaru” means “bamboo basket.” It comes from olden times when poor people would use woven bowls made of cheap […]

  • Edo Town Go Club

    From Kidō, October 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Old man: Hey, hey, how about a game? Working man: Nah. The typhoon is getting close and… Working man: …I have to go back home and lock up the storm windows or else… Old man: It’s aaall right, I tell you. […]

  • Chotto Matte Jinsei

    From Kidō, April 1979 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan Reminiscing About a Fight

  • Edo Town Go Club

    From Kidō, March 1977 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Thief: Damn. There’s nothing good anywhere at all, is there? In this house… [This low class speech, but not particularly vulgar. “Chi-” in the text is only translated as “Damn” to indicate the level of disappointment.] Thief: They couldn’t miss getting […]

  • A Change of Pace

    From Kidō, March 1979 Chotto Matte Jinsei – Wait a Second! Human Life By Aki Ryuzan A Change of Pace All the same, in a different sense of the word, this is also using your head, you know…

  • Gō Sensei

    From Kidō, November 1977 Gō Sensei By Akiyoshi Kaoru First panel: Click! [Note: “Pachitto” is the origin of the word here. It indicates a slapping sound.] Second panel: The man says: “Don’t touch!” [Note: “Ijacha ikan” = “Ijitte shimatta ikan” = “Touching or messing around with — from ‘ijiru’ — is no good.”] Gō Sensei […]

  • Edo Town Go Club

    From Kidō, January 1975 Edo Town Go Club Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo Man in striped robe: Everybod—-y! [The end of the word is drawn out to indicate that the man is trying to attract attention.] Did you hear? Aaah?! [The man’s words here and as he goes on to speak, are typical of […]

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