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!
Saturday, October 6, 2018, several volunteers from Seattle Go Center attended the Bellevue College Japan Week final day to demonstrate Go to attendees. From 10 AM to 5 PM, volunteers engaged with approximately sixty people, furthering appreciation of this great game.
Teaching and Learning Go at Bellevue College Japan Week
Thanks to the great volunteers — Rodney Deacon, Bert Ortiz, Yulissa Lu Wu, Keyi Zhou, and Kyle Burg!
The weekend of July 21 and 22, 2018, volunteers from the Go Center conducted outreach at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple’s annual Bon Odori festival. Over the two evenings, volunteers played go with several dozens of new players and a few veteran players.
Seattle Go Center volunteers teaching Go
Between shifts at the demo table, volunteers got to enjoy the Bon Odori festival!
Seattle Go Center had volunteers introducing the game of Go at Japan Fair 2018 in Bellevue, Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8. We saw old friends and made new ones, and saw many exhibits about Japanese culture.
Saturday, we got the booth set up, using some Hikaru no Go posters and hangings that continue to attract attention. The kids who enjoyed Hikaru when it was new, now are adults with children of their own, curious about Go.
Seattle Go Center booth at Japan Fair
Dave introduces Go at Japan Fair
Kyle, Mike, and Dave on 9×9
Sunday seemed even busier than Saturday. Frank Fukuda sat with us and taught for a while, and Connie Hayashi brought some friends. Some people mentioned that they know about the Go Center, and wish they had more time to come play. Others were surprised to learn the Go Center exists. Hopefully, they will come visit soon!
Two old friends learn Go together; in the foreground, two experienced players, one with his daughter, strike up a new friendship
We have lots happening on the weekend of Saturday, May 19 and Sunday May 20. This includes two days of outreach at the U District Street Fair, a Saturday evening appearance at the new McDonald International School, the Youth 19×19 tournament on Sunday at 1:00, and the AGA chapter meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please click on our calendar on the Events Page: events
We had two very successful weekends of outreach this month at the Sakura Con April 6-8, and the Cherry Blossom Festival April 13-15. At Sakura Con, a festival for Japanese anime and manga, our members provided 90 hours of instruction and teaching games. Dan of Bellingham, and the guy in the rabbit outfit also did a lot of teaching. The next weekend, we provided over 80 hours of instruction at the Center House of Seattle Center. Thanks to these efforts, we have some new faces at the Seattle Go Center, and we renewed our connections with old friends.
You do not need a pass or ticket to visit the Seattle Go Center room at the Sakura-Con festival, April 22-24. Just go to the 3rd floor of the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, which is downtown at 7th and Pike, and you will find us in room 304. We have a good line-up of volunteers, but more teachers are always welcome at this busy and crazy event. You can find our schedule at this link: http://www.seattlego.org/events/.
The Seattle Go Center will be teaching and playing Go at the Cherry Blossom Festival the weekend of April 1, 2, and 3. On Friday morning, we will be teaching school groups. All day Saturday and Sunday, we will be giving short lessons to visitors to our booth. We also have a free AGA rated tournament on Saturday, and Children’s tournaments on Sunday.
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