Honnimbo Shusai, Master of Go
This character is the top go player in Japan, an ordained Buddhist priest, and in poor health.
Otake of the Seventh Rank
This character is a young married professional go player who is gregarious and enthusiastic about learning.
This character is the narrator of the novel and loves the game of go.
The Master's Wife
This character is not named in the novel, yet accompanies and assists the top go player.
This character is the young partner of a professional top go player and takes care of their young children.
This character is a highly ranked go player born in China, who comes to Japan as a youngster to study the game.
This character is a professional go player that helped the top go player win a match by coming up with a brilliant move between sessions.
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