Metaphorical Names for the Game of Go


This page lists names for the game of go that are metaphorical in nature.


  • Shou tan/shudan: "hand talk", 手談
  • Lanke/ranka: "rotted axe handle", 爛柯 (see Rankado Kiwa)
  • -/uro: "(black) crow and (white) heron", 烏鷺
  • -/houen: "square (board) and circle (stones)", 方円 (see Hoensha and Hoen Shinpo)
  • -/zain: "sitting hermits", 坐隠 (see Zain Danso)
  • Wangyou/bouyuu: "forgetting worries" 忘憂 (see Wangyou Qingle Ji)

See also

Metaphorical Names for the Game of Go last edited by Dieter on May 10, 2022 - 13:39
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