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#39 Assembly Goban Signed by Yasui Sentetsu

Assembly Goban Signed by the Yasui Sentetsu, the 6th head of the Yasui house said to be made by the Edo era goban master Takanashi Kiyoe 江戸碁盤師 伝高梨清兵衛 六代安井仙哲記囲碁式揮毫 組立碁盤 The dimensions of the goban: Thickness:3.3cm Leg Height:15.6cm Surface of … Continue reading

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Igo Shukairoku

Title: Igo Shukairoku (Records of Resolving Go Endgames) 圍棊終解録 Author: Inoue Genan Inseki 井上幻庵因碩 Published: 1844 天保15年 Igo Shukairoku is a treatise on the endgame written by Inoue Genan Inseki which focuses on endgame counting. The counting method espoused by … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #28: Maruyama Okyo’s Two Gentlemen and the Four Scholarly Arts

Maruyama Okyo 円山応挙 (1733-1795) was a famous artist from the Edo period who mixed Western naturalism with Eastern decorative designs. He founded the Maruyama school of painting and his work has had a profound influence on later Japanese artworks. His … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #25: Honinbo Satsugen Go Set

John Fairbairn once said: Being historical does not automatically make a GO BOARD famous or important… [and] the famous old ones are nearly all in museums and hardly likely to come up for sale. I can’t really be sure how … Continue reading

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Kokugi Kankou

Title: (Ishidate Tekigo) Kokugi Kankou  [石立擲碁]國技観光 Author: Honinbo Jowa 本因坊丈和 Published: 1826 文政9 Viewing the Highlights of the National Art (Openings and Games) by Honinbo Jowa.  Conten: Volume 1 – 40 fuseki positions and 4 games  Volume 2 – 25 … Continue reading

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Igo Myoden

Title: Igo Myoden (囲碁妙傅) (Wonderful Go Stories) Author: Inoue Genan Inseki 井上因碩  Published: 1852 嘉永5 Vol 1 Samurai (士)  – 124 handicap joseki positions.  Vol 2 Farmers (農)  – 46 pages of positions from Genan’s games.  Vol 3 Artisans (工) … Continue reading

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Newly Compiled Comprehensive Go Manual (Shinsen Gokyou Taizen)

Newly Compiled Comprehensive Go Manual (Shinsen Gokyou Taizen) 新撰碁経大全 Author/Editor: Akiyama Senboku 秋山仙朴 Published: 1720 (享保5) This should be the infamous book which was confiscated after a trade secret complaint by Honinbo Dochi. As explained by TMark: By applying to … Continue reading

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