It is currently Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:48 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
Offline
 Post subject: Japan trip 2011
Post #1 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:44 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
A few Go-related photos from a recent Japan trip (Oct 2 - 16, 2011):

Japan Airlines in-flight entertainment (Oct 2, 2011):
Attachment:
2011_Oct_02-3s.jpg
2011_Oct_02-3s.jpg [ 79.44 KiB | Viewed 2140 times ]
Attachment:
2011_Oct_02-1s.jpg
2011_Oct_02-1s.jpg [ 95.2 KiB | Viewed 2140 times ]
Attachment:
2011_Oct_02-2s.jpg
2011_Oct_02-2s.jpg [ 70.52 KiB | Viewed 2140 times ]


This post by EdLee was liked by 3 people: Joaz Banbeck, logan, Ortho
Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #2 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:49 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Daily Go section in newspapers; Steve Jobs (Oct 6, 2011):
Attachment:
DSC00081s.jpg
DSC00081s.jpg [ 86.97 KiB | Viewed 2134 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00082s.jpg
DSC00082s.jpg [ 94.09 KiB | Viewed 2134 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00086s.jpg
DSC00086s.jpg [ 53.99 KiB | Viewed 2134 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #3 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:52 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Meijin (Iyama v. Yamashita, game 4) live on HDTV, Oct 6, 2011: :mrgreen:
Attachment:
DSC00083s.jpg
DSC00083s.jpg [ 82.07 KiB | Viewed 2132 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00084s.jpg
DSC00084s.jpg [ 64.95 KiB | Viewed 2132 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00085s.jpg
DSC00085s.jpg [ 87.8 KiB | Viewed 2132 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #4 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:56 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Kyoto Go club (affliated with the Nihon Kiin), Oct 8, 2011:
Attachment:
DSC00117s.jpg
DSC00117s.jpg [ 75.12 KiB | Viewed 2130 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00118s.jpg
DSC00118s.jpg [ 83.65 KiB | Viewed 2130 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00122s.jpg
DSC00122s.jpg [ 69.11 KiB | Viewed 2130 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #5 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:06 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Kyoto Go club (business hours; Go sets on tables), Oct 8, 2011:
Code:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 6 pm

8,000 yen: Monthly fee       
1,000 yen: Entry fee (Mon - Sat) (i.e. for men)
  800 yen: Ladies (Mon - Sat) 
  500 yen: Sunday
  500 yen: After 5:30 pm
  200 yen: drinks (tea?)
  110 yen: snacks (gum, fruits, etc.)
Attachment:
DSC00123s.jpg
DSC00123s.jpg [ 78.9 KiB | Viewed 2124 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00124s.jpg
DSC00124s.jpg [ 88.09 KiB | Viewed 2124 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00125s.jpg
DSC00125s.jpg [ 88.88 KiB | Viewed 2124 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #6 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:10 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 9, 2011. NHK blitz tourney live on HDTV :mrgreen: :
Attachment:
DSC00151s.jpg
DSC00151s.jpg [ 62.64 KiB | Viewed 2122 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00152s.jpg
DSC00152s.jpg [ 65.78 KiB | Viewed 2122 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00153s.jpg
DSC00153s.jpg [ 106.75 KiB | Viewed 2122 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #7 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:12 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 9, 2011. NHK blitz tourney live on HDTV (cont'd):
Attachment:
DSC00154s.jpg
DSC00154s.jpg [ 62.93 KiB | Viewed 2119 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00155s.jpg
DSC00155s.jpg [ 72.45 KiB | Viewed 2119 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00156s.jpg
DSC00156s.jpg [ 74.81 KiB | Viewed 2119 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #8 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:15 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 9, 2011. (Not Go) Ultra-Man documentary on HDTV :):
Attachment:
DSC00157s.jpg
DSC00157s.jpg [ 71.99 KiB | Viewed 2118 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00158s.jpg
DSC00158s.jpg [ 62.24 KiB | Viewed 2118 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00159s.jpg
DSC00159s.jpg [ 151.13 KiB | Viewed 2118 times ]


This post by EdLee was liked by: ez4u
Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #9 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:20 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 11, 2011. Kamakura (鎌倉) Go Club -- on the 3rd floor, above a McDonald's :):
Attachment:
DSC00182s.jpg
DSC00182s.jpg [ 90.25 KiB | Viewed 2113 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00183s.jpg
DSC00183s.jpg [ 68.53 KiB | Viewed 2113 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject: Re:
Post #10 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:32 am 
Lives in gote

Posts: 596
Location: Germany, Berlin
Liked others: 331
Was liked: 103
Rank: 4 kyu
Universal go server handle: p2501
EdLee wrote:
Attachment:
DSC00183s.jpg
Thats a huge board :O

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #11 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:39 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 12, 2011. Tengen (天元) Go salon, Shinjuku (新宿).
Attachment:
DSC00192s.jpg
DSC00192s.jpg [ 79.13 KiB | Viewed 2106 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00193s.jpg
DSC00193s.jpg [ 73.06 KiB | Viewed 2106 times ]
Ms. Liu 4p's simul price: 2,000 yen/person/game:
Attachment:
DSC00194s.jpg
DSC00194s.jpg [ 79.8 KiB | Viewed 2106 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #12 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:43 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 13, 2011. Nihon Kiin. Street view, lobby, some amateur tourney:
Attachment:
DSC00202s.jpg
DSC00202s.jpg [ 99.94 KiB | Viewed 2105 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00203s.jpg
DSC00203s.jpg [ 74.44 KiB | Viewed 2105 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00204s.jpg
DSC00204s.jpg [ 88.99 KiB | Viewed 2105 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #13 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:51 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 13, 2011. Nihon Kiin. Pro tourney list; street views:
(Yoda Morimoto 依田紀基 9p was playing in the Yuugen no Ma 幽玄の間, 5th floor;
Kobayashi Kouichi 小林光一 9p on the 7th floor;
we also ran into Michael Redmond 9p in the hallway :))
Attachment:
DSC00205s.jpg
DSC00205s.jpg [ 43.85 KiB | Viewed 2098 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00207s.jpg
DSC00207s.jpg [ 79.58 KiB | Viewed 2098 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00208s.jpg
DSC00208s.jpg [ 108.54 KiB | Viewed 2098 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Japan trip 2011
Post #14 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:53 am 
Dies in gote

Posts: 49
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Liked others: 0
Was liked: 6
Rank: AGA 6K
KGS: gurujeet
DGS: gfromdc
Thanks for the pics!

I saw what looked like a separate smoking section at one club. Is that the norm now?

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #15 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:55 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 13, 2011. Another Go club in Shinjuku:
(I accidentally walked to this club in Google maps a few weeks before the trip :))
Attachment:
DSC00210s.jpg
DSC00210s.jpg [ 101.71 KiB | Viewed 2095 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00211s.jpg
DSC00211s.jpg [ 77.81 KiB | Viewed 2095 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00212s.jpg
DSC00212s.jpg [ 90.61 KiB | Viewed 2095 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject: Re: Japan trip 2011
Post #16 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:56 am 
Gosei
User avatar

Posts: 1751
Liked others: 339
Was liked: 365
Rank: KGS 2d
Those first few Go salons seem pretty empty...

Also, was that amateur tournament just for seniors? I hope that's not a reflection on the state of over-the-board Go playing in Japan.

_________________
We don't know who we are; we don't know where we are.
Each of us woke up one moment and here we were in the darkness.
We're nameless things with no memory; no knowledge of what went before,
No understanding of what is now, no knowledge of what will be.

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #17 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:02 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Dusk Eagle wrote:
Those first few Go salons seem pretty empty...
We went to the Kyoto club on Saturday morning before they opened; the lady was still cleaning/preparing.
The Kamakura club was closed that day; we barged in while the poor gentleman was having lunch and watching some Go DVD on TV. :)
Dusk Eagle wrote:
Also, was that amateur tournament just for seniors?
The age range seems to be universal in all the Go clubs we visited. :-?

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #18 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:07 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 13, 2011. Yet ANOTHER Go club in Shinjuku, all within walking distance of the Shinjuku station:
(I had my Malkovich game reviewed by two pros for fun :mrgreen:):
Attachment:
DSC00213s.jpg
DSC00213s.jpg [ 70.64 KiB | Viewed 2088 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00214s.jpg
DSC00214s.jpg [ 76.32 KiB | Viewed 2088 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00215s.jpg
DSC00215s.jpg [ 100.64 KiB | Viewed 2088 times ]


This post by EdLee was liked by: ez4u
Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #19 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:13 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 14, 2011. Yuugen no Ma. 幽玄の間. Nihon Kiin, 5th floor. Friday, non-tourney day. No goban or stones! :evil:
Mr. Sonoda Yasutaka 園田泰隆 9p opened the Yuugen no Ma for us; he was the last disciple of Kitani. :bow:
Kawabata Yasunari's calligraphy on the wall is not the original :P
Attachment:
DSC00128s.jpg
DSC00128s.jpg [ 71.01 KiB | Viewed 2085 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00130s.jpg
DSC00130s.jpg [ 74.6 KiB | Viewed 2085 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00132s.jpg
DSC00132s.jpg [ 55.3 KiB | Viewed 2085 times ]


This post by EdLee was liked by: ez4u
Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject:
Post #20 Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:20 am 
Judan
User avatar

Posts: 5028
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Liked others: 159
Was liked: 1025
GD Posts: 312
Oct 14, 2011. Nihon Kiin. Iwamoto Kaoru sensei's calligraphy; Goban signed by Kitani Minoru;
Kawabata Yasunari's calligraphy (in the basement; finally, the original? :))
Attachment:
DSC00226s.jpg
DSC00226s.jpg [ 51.75 KiB | Viewed 2081 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00227s.jpg
DSC00227s.jpg [ 63.72 KiB | Viewed 2081 times ]
Attachment:
DSC00228s.jpg
DSC00228s.jpg [ 64.87 KiB | Viewed 2081 times ]

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], often and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group