Quote Japan

Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Games- quotes about go, shogi, janken etc.

“a patchwork of decentralized guerilla operations”

Charles M De Wolf extends the chess-as-war metaphor to Go, in “Glimpses of Go in Japanese Literature” The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol 14, 1999

勝たんとううつべからず、負けじとうつべきなり。

The important thing isn’t winning, it’s making sure you don’t lose

Advice on playing go from “Tsurezuregusa” by Yoshida Kenko, but also the way many Japanese companies do their thing. Quoted in Charles M De Wolf, “Glimpses of Go in Japanese Literature” The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol 14, 1999

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