Go Terms Used For Go Equipment

Japanese Go terms commonly used for Go equipment:

  • agehama: captured stones. Note: At least two unofficial English-language translations of Hikaru no Go have translated this (incorrectly?) as the container that the captured stones are put into.
  • futa?: lid of the bowl. Used for holding captured stones (agehama) during games.
  • goban: Go board - 碁盤 Either an abstraction for the game board, or a literal board on the table or free-standing floor board.
  • go-ishi - 碁石 : Go stone. Note that the Japanese language does not distinguish between singular and plural.
  • go-ke, gosu- 碁笥: Go bowl. For holding the unplayed Go stones.
  • gosu bako?: box to store Go bowls in
  • heso: pyramidal inset cut in the center of the bottom side (cf Surface Finish). Improves drying ([ext] YM)
  • kimono?: traditional Japanese robes. Sometimes worn by professional Go players in title matches.
  • kyosoku? (Kyōsoku): arm rest. A small, often padded table sometimes used in addition to a low chair and/or a floor cushion.
  • sensu: paper fan with bamboo struts. Folds into itself for storing. A sensu signed by a professional player is often a treasured souvenir.
  • taikyokudokei?: match clock. Used to time a tournament match.
  • tatami: woven reed mat. A common floor covering in Japan, especially in ceremonial or "culture" rooms.
  • zabuton: floor cushion. For the players to sit at the Go table.
  • zaisu?: low chair (without legs). Sometimes used in addition to a floor cushion.

Go Terms Used For Go Equipment last edited by axd on September 21, 2011 - 13:32
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