is an accessible book explaining the fundamental principles of go, the oldest game in the world. From the basic rules of play, the author leads the reader in easy stages to the more advanced subtleties of go. Over one hundred diagrams, with twenty problems and answers, make this a complete introduction to one of the most fascinating and rewarding games in the world.
Shigemi Kishikawa graduated from the International Foreign Language College, Tokyo, and worked for years as a legal assistant at Fuchu Air Station. During this time he was one of Japan's leading amateur players of go and taught the game to both Japanese and foreign residents. He is currently retired and lives in Tokyo.