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The Master of Go Setting & Symbolism

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The Game of Go

A game for two players featuring black and white stones placed alternately on a 19 by 19 grid. The object is to capture or enclose more territory on the board than one's opponent. The game originated in China and was been elevated by the Japanese into an important game of cultural significance. Professional players are ranked based on their performance and the ranking of those they beat, with the higher the number the higher the ranking. Otake is of the seventh rank and one of the highest ranking players at the time.

Koyokan

A club house for the playing of go. It is where the match between the Master and Otake has its ceremonial beginning.

Hakone

The Japanese town where the match is continued after the ceremonial opening.

Ito

The Japanese town where the match is moved following a turn in the Master's health.

Atami

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