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!
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
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