Japanes prints and the World of Go
195 pages, paperback, Kiseido, 1. edition 2010
Since 2000, one section of Kiseido's web site has featured a collection of Japanese prints (ukiyo-e ) with go themes. We have now published Japanese Prints and the World of Go , a book based on the contents of that site.
The 75 prints featured in this book were carefully selected and are shown in full-color. Included are 23 new prints that were not in the original web site. Each print is accompanied by an extensive and exhaustively researched commentary to provide the reader with a deep understanding and appreciation of the print's content and the artist's intention.
This book will enlarge the understanding of go players who may be unaware of the long historical and legendary background of go by presenting works that reveal some of the traditions and associations connected with the game in Japan's cultural life.
vi Author's Preface / Publisher's Preface
Go Themes in Woodblock Prints
002 1. The Immortals
006 2. The Four Accomplishments
008 3. General Guan Yu
010 4. Grand Minister Kibi at the Tang Court
018 5. Prince Genji
022 6. Raiko and the Ground Spider
026 7. Go-Board Tadanobu
034 8. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
037 9. The Gallant Jiraiya
039 10. Scenes of Daily Life
043 Color Plates
125 Commentaries on the Plates
190 the Periods of Japanese History
191 The Era Names in the Edo Period
194 Japanese Bibliography