Go Sighting #23: Honinbo Josaku Calligraphy Scroll



Honinbo Josaku (本因坊 丈策) was the 13th head of the Honinbo school from 1839-1847. Not as strong as his predecessor Jowa nor his successor Shuwa, there is not a lot written about this Honinbo. Nevertheless, he is a historical Honinbo and he has left this scroll with five words for posterity.

Not really sure what the phrase is though. I can’t make out the fourth word. But the other words seem to be:

棋 Go
如 is like
聴 listening to
?
雪 snow

That would be my best guess. Maybe someone else can let us know a better translation.

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