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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Takagawa vs. Hashimoto – 7th Honinbo Tournament Final Game 2

    7th Honinbo Tournament Final Game 2 White: Takagawa Kaku 7 dan Black: Hashimoto Utaro 8 dan Komi: 4.5 points Date: July 9-10, 1952 Place: Nichigetsu-tei, Nara White wins by 8 1/2 points. Analysis by Takagawa Kaku 9 dan in Kido, February 1975 Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • 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, […]

  • Hashimoto vs. Sakata – 6th Honinbo Final, Game 1

    6th Honinbo Final, Game 1 White: Hashimoto Utaro 8 dan Black: Sakata Eio 7 dan Played on April 15 & 16, 1951 at Honmyoji, Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo. Komi: 4.5 points Black wins by resignation. Analysis by Sakata Eio 9 dan in Kido, February 1975 Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Sakata vs. Hashimoto – 6th Honinbo Final, Game 4

    6th Honinbo Final, Game 4 White: Sakata Eio 7 dan Black: Hashimoto Utaro 8 dan Played on May 17 & 18, 1951 at Jin’ya, Tsurumaki Spa, Kanagawa Prefecture. Komi: 4.5 points White wins by resignation. Analysis by Sakata Eio 9 dan in Kido, February 1975 Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • A Large Group of Stones Helpless

    牧 借 路 清 童 問 上 明 遙 酒 行 時 指 家 人 節 杏 在 欲 雨 花 何 断 粉 村 処 魂 々 ちまきたまわりうれしく候 良寛 I contacted the Nihon Ki-in to get an explanation of the writing on the cover of Kido, MaRyoy 1972 from which the following article is […]

  • Fujisawa vs. Hashimoto – 4th Tokyo Channel 12 Lightning Go Championship, Final

    4th Tokyo Channel 12 Lightning Go Championship, Final White: Fujisawa Hosai 9 dan Black: Hashimoto Utaro 9 dan Date: March 12, 1972 Place: Tokyo Channel 12 television studio Komi: 5 1/2 points   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Sakata, Brimming with Fighting Spirit, Plays a Robust Game

    蓬莱暁色 [Horai Gyoshoku = Horai Scene at Dawn] Horai Mountain is an imaginary place in the "Eastern Sea" where Chinese hermits live. From Kido, January 1973 Hashimoto Utaro (1907-1994) was a student of Kubomatsu Katsukiyo and then Segoe Kensaku, visiting China in 1928 where he played Go Seigen, which led to Go’s coming to Japan […]

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