Everything you need to understand or teach The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata.
The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata chronicles a championship game of go, an ancient and traditional Japanese board game. The game takes place in 1938 between the highest ranking player in Japan, Honnimbo Shusai, the "Master of Go," and a younger challenger, Otake. In an epic struggle that lasts over half a year, the younger challenger defeats the master, who dies shortly after the match concludes, signaling the end of an era in the tradition of go and in Japanese culture as well.
The match is to be the last for the Master, and is sponsored by a Japanese newspaper that sends a reporter, Uragami, to write regular articles on the match, which is played out over nearly half a year in several locations. The story is told from the view of Uragami, who has great reverence and respect for the Master, and is directly involved in the...
The Master of Go Lesson Plans contain 120 pages of teaching material, including: