Called “weiqi garden” to mark it as a different place as their shop downtown (see here). There is a big showroom but on my disappointment i didn’t meet anyone playing weiqi there. Still many interesting things to look at, including a part of the process to make stones.
Here a reference to Ba Xian, the 8 immortals
More outside the main showroom
Some in the dining room
PLAY ( “Yi” used for weiqi only, otherwise can mean “great” )
Today i discovered a third place managed by the same company.
That’s this pagoda! In the highest floors (7 and 8) there are playing rooms for tournaments.
The shop is on first floor, and a museum on second floor.
So here a new batch of pics.
Some stones recipes
The oldest sets in the museum
An old Japanese set (shell and slate)
A nice 9x9 with his tiny bowls
A humble set saved through wars
A interactive screen (didn’t try it, sorry)
Evidence that Go evolved from Othello after all?
These stones look more like some old pills as modern go stones…
You went there with a female companion, I take it?
And you’re a fan of Shinchan. Very educational series of photos, thanks.
The last small story on this exceptional day !
The thing is i reach to find someone to play
A friendly beginner but then someone came in to try to reverse a deeply lost game. He’s strong. But he couldn’t and jump out as he has something else to do.
A few mns later i am invited to join on the 4th floor.
That player is a pro 2p. Mr Wang. He’s recording a Tsumego video for beginners.
He ask me to wait for him.on first floor.
We play a 4 stones game which i lose. I am so happy, thank you master Wang!
Love all these photos. A fascinating insight. Thanks.