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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 […]

  • Otake vs Kobayashi – 32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 2

    32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 2 White: Otake Hideo 10 Dan Black: Kobayashi Koichi, Kisei Played on March 24, 1994 at Ehime 230 moves. White wins by 7.5 points. Commentary by Kudo Norio, 9 dan in KIDO, May 1994. Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • 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) […]

  • Kobayashi vs Otake – 32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1

    32nd Annual 10 Dan Title Match, Game 1 White: Kobayashi Koichi, Kisei Black: Otake Hideo 10 Dan Played on March 4, 1994 at Niigata 192 moves. White wins by resignation. Commentary by Rin Kaiho, Tengen in KIDO, May 1994. Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Takagawa vs. Kobayashi – 1st Gosei – Round 2

    1st Gosei – Round 2 White: Takagawa Shukaku 9 dan Black: Kobayashi Koichi 7 dan Date: October 16, 1975 Place: Nihon Ki-in Komi: 5.5 Black wins by resignation. Analysis by Kato Masao, Kobayashi Koichi, Cho Chikun in Kido, December 1975 Please enable JavaScript to view this game.

  • 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, […]

  • Kobayashi vs. Fujisawa – 5th Tokyo Channel 12 Lightning Go Championship, Final

    5th Tokyo Channel 12 Lightning Go Championship, Final White: Kobayashi Koichi 6 dan Black: Fujisawa Hosai 9 dan Played on March 25, 1973 at the television studio of Tokyo Channel 12. Komi: 5 1/2 points 243 moves. White wins by 12 1/2 points. Analysis by Kobayashi Koichi in Kido, May 1973 Please enable JavaScript to […]


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