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  • 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 […]

  • NHK Special Commemorative Group Go Game (1971)

    NHK Special Commemorative Group Go Game White: Segoe Kensaku, Honorary 9 dan, Rin Kaiho, Meijin, Kodama Sachiko 2 dan Black: Iwamoto Kaoru 9 dan, Ishida Yoshio, Honinbo, Ogawa Tomoko 2 dan Played on November 23, 1971 at the television studio of NHK in Tokyo. Komi: 5 points 261 moves. White wins by 4 points. Analysis […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Minor Dramatic Moments During Tournament Games

    Artist: Shinrinjin 花 夜 処 春   Flowers Night Place Spring 落 来 処 眠   Fall Comes Place Sleep 和 風 聞 不   Harmony Wind Hear Not 多 雨 啼 覚   Many Rain Chirping Awaken 少 声 鳥 暁   Few Voice Birds Dawn The poem is read from right to left, […]

  • One Hundred People, One Hundred Ways

    百事大吉 “In Everything, Excellent Luck” Cover of Kido, December 1977 Artist: Shinrinjin The artist’s name, 深林人, means “Deep Forest Person,” which emphasizes the isolation that often comes with creativity. It is ironic that go is a game that embraces all. The artist’s work is always welcome, and all can appreciate it in their own way. […]

  • 10 Dan Tournament, Round 1

    壱岐の海 “The Sea of Iki no Shima Island” Cover of Kido, August 1980 Artist: Mikami Masatoshi From ancient times, culture has been transmitted through Iki no Shima Island, which is part of the Tsushima Island chain… Summer in the Sea of Japan. The sky is beautiful. Kido used to highlight memorable moves or sequences in […]

  • Ishida vs. Takagi – 14th Annual 10 Dan Tournament, Round 1

    14th Annual 10 Dan Tournament, Round 1 White: Ishida Yoshio, Honinbo-Meijin Black: Takagi Shoichi 7 dan Date: April 17, 1975 Place: Nihon Ki-in, Ichigaya, Tokyo. Komi: 5½ points Analysis by Ishida Yoshio, Honinbo-Meijin   Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • Timeless

    微蔭 新林人 “Small Shadow” Shinrinjin (Artist) Cover of Kido, June 1975 I had an unusual experience today. I was paying for a purchase at a store when a song came over the speaker system. I asked the cashier if he knew who the singer was. He listened for a moment, then said that he did […]


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