IGO MUSEUM

We opened our IGO MUSEUM on May 14th, 2015, so that all visitors will be able to learn the history of Go and clamshell stones. In Japanese language, we pronounce "5/14" "Go-i-shi" that literally means "Go stone", and "15" of the year 2015 "i-go". Interestingly, this means that the museum was opened on the Day of Go-i-shi (Go stone) in the year 15 (i-go). We hope that all visitors will have a great opportunity to learn the rules of Go game, various idiomatic phrases derived from Go, and Go trivia by looking at panel exhibitions and showcases of various Go stones that come from many different parts of the world. Our Go stone workshop tour is also very popular. We plan special events on irregular basis for visitors and Go lovers so that they will experience real Tachi-mori (drawing lines on board with a Japanese sword) and the hand-shaping process of Go stone.
Open everyday from 9:00 until 18:00, 365 days per year. Admission Free.

Gallery

Entrance
Entrance
Tachi-mori 24
Tachi-mori 24
Tachi-mori 23
Tachi-mori 23
Tachi-mori 22
Tachi-mori 22
Tachi-mori 21
Tachi-mori 21
Tachi-mori 20
Tachi-mori 20
Tachi-mori 19
Tachi-mori 19
Tachi-mori 18
Tachi-mori 18
Tachi-mori 17
Tachi-mori 17
Tachi-mori 16
Tachi-mori 16
Tachi-mori 15
Tachi-mori 15
Tachi-mori 14
Tachi-mori 14
Tachi-mori 13
Tachi-mori 13
Tachi-mori 12
Tachi-mori 12
Hand-shaping 9
Hand-shaping 9
Hand-shaping 8
Hand-shaping 8
Panel Exhibitions
Panel Exhibitions
Go Trivia
Go Trivia
Workshop Tour 4
Workshop Tour 4
Hand-shaping 7
Hand-shaping 7
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