The Appeal of Tesujis Volume 1
手筋の魅力〈1〉 (Appeal of Tesujis Volume 1, ISBN: 4-8182-0435-8),the third volume of the つぎのいって (Tsugi no Itte), is a set of four problem books published by the publishing arm of the Nihon Ki-in (日本棋院編) as part(?) of their problem collection series (問題集シリーズ).
The book contains 108 problems. The answer diagrams, of which there are typically three, appear on the flip side of the page along with a difficulty rating expressed as one, two or three stars. One star problems are 3 kyu to 5 kyu level. Two star problems are 1 kyu to 3 kyu level. Three star problems are more difficult.
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Bill: Comment on translation:
I don't feel that appeal is strong enough (the second character means strength). Other possibilities: fascination (which I like), attraction, charm.
Second, I disagree with tesujis. Tesuji is like fuseki and joseki. Even though there are different kinds of fuseki and joseki, we also consider them as unitary, general terms: the opening, corner play. We say, study joseki, not josekis. The title is about the attractiveness of tesuji in general, not that of particular tesuji. (The hane is OK, but I really like the clamp.)
Velobici: Please feel free to change the page names as needed. I am not fluent in Japanese...not at all.
tderz: Velobici, assuming that you are not in Japan, how did you get the book? What is a good way to order these and some other Japanese books for someone who cannot read much on amazon.jp? Are there price differences?
Any experiences, pieces of advice?
Thank you very much in advance!
Bill: I went to the Amazon Japan shop in English page and entered the ISBN number in the search window (just the number sans ISBN: ). The page for the book itself is in Japanese, but Amazon Japan does try to help you shop in English. :-)
Thank you Bill (Thomas)