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 ( 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.