Tsumego of the week

I felt like putting some tsumego up after I stated I won’t be scribing the 80-tsumego test. Here are my two favorite problems from the last collection I worked through, 求真詰碁2. Finding the answers needs some out-of-the-box thinking! Target audience is dan-level players.

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Vernal Equinox Day and Tengen go salon tournament

Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox Day, meaning the day in spring when the day and night are equally long. That’d mean now we are on the better side again, with the day lasting longer than the night! The Vernal Equinox Day is a national holiday in Japan, meaning that people (generally) have a free day from work, and as such most shops are closed as well. While outside, I spotted an incredible number of families taking a walk together with their children — something that you totally don’t see on a normal working day.

Photo down the street right next to where I'm staying. It's not quite summer yet, but the temperature is already in the range of 10°-15° C during the day!

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