Tuesday, Yuto met with Weiqi students at UW on campus at Red Square. In the warm sunshine, he played public teaching games on 9×9.
Then in the afternoon, with the stamina of a true professional, he played simultaneous games — then did it again in the evening!
Wednesday, Yuto taught Go to 2nd-grade students at University Child Development School. These kids visit senior citizens living at Nikkei Manor — and now Go is one of the things they can do on their visits!
Wednesday evening, Yuto visited the Go Center’s long-running outreach project at the Uwajimaya food court.
Yuto played teaching games and simuls at Uwajimaya.
Thursday, Yuto taught Go at the McDonald International School Go Club. In the evening, one more lecture at the Go Center; then Friday, back to the airport.
The Go Center is deeply grateful to the Nihon Ki-in and to Tajiri-sensei for the visit and so much hard work. Thank you!
This tournament, on May 5 and 6 at the Seattle Go Center, selected Edward Kim to go to North Carolina in July to compete for the new AGA pro position. The winner of that competition will be able to compete in five Korean Baduk Association tournaments. [ Read more… ]
The Seattle Go Center was made possible by a generous donation from Kaoru Iwamoto 9 Dan. Frank Fukuda recently provided this translation of Mr. Iwamoto’s letter of 1996, which followed his visit to the Seattle Go Center:
—dated Oct. 10, 1996
Dear Mr. Fukuda,
I would like to express my appreciation for your thoughtful arrangements and wonderful hospitality rendered to me while I have been in your area in September.
The two weeks stay there was now felt so short and I feel like it passed like a blink.
But while I was there, I had a pleasure of watching the one year anniversary tournament at the Seattle Go Center where American, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Go players getting together and enjoying the Go in the same room and I felt that this must be the very symbol of international friendship.
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I could see that the management of the Go Center now moving on the firm rail and I ask you to continue your leadership for the success of the Center.
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I have left United States on 30th and arrived Narita safely.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to you for your arrangements and also to Mr. Wang(Andy) for furnishing accommodation for the period of two weeks.
Lastly but not least, I would be most happy if you could convey my deepest gratitude to all the directors and players of Seattle Go Center.
Ms. Chizu Kobayashi 5D from Japan will be visiting the Seattle Go Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24. She will be playing simultaneous games at 3:30 p.m., and give a lecture in the evening, at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Kobayashi is also representing the Nihon Ki-in, which provided the funding for the Seattle Go Center. We look forward to her visit.
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