Rankado Kiwa


Rankado Kiwa (爛柯堂棋話) (Go Tales from the Studio of Hayashi Genbi) was written by Hayashi Genbi in 1849. It was first serialized posthumously in Jiji Shinpo newspaper in 1910-11. In 1914, the material was finally published in book form in 3 traditionally bound volumes titled Heaven (天), Earth (地) and Man (人). The first two volumes gathers together many stories, narratives, and essays from the history of go and of contemporary happenings on the go scene. The last volume collects 72 famous games from China and Japan.

The original edition is available at the Japanese National Diet Library: [ext] vol.1,[ext] vol.2,[ext] vol.3.

In 1978, it was published by Heibonsha as a set with two clothbound volumes in cardboard slipcases. (東洋文庫332,334)

Some more info at New In Go article #55 [ext] http://www.gogod.co.uk/NewInGo/NewInGo.htm

Rankado Kiwa last edited by PJTraill on November 7, 2018 - 19:57
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