August 13, 2013

趙治勲の古いお話『帰郷』:Cho Chikun's Homecoming, As Recalled by Kotaro Sawaki



お寺の古本で沢木耕太郎『馬車は走る』買ってきたら1編目の『帰郷』がものすごく良かった。碁の趙治勲の古いお話なのだけど、なんの前知識もなく読んで驚嘆、読後に調べてまた驚嘆。あんまり余計なこと書いても薄くなってしまう気がするので、図書館とかにあったらぜひ。

This 50-pages biography of Cho Chikun "Homecoming" (essay date 1989)  hit me like lightning.  Kotaro Sawaki, who knew Cho since he was 18,  tells us what he saw when he accompanied Cho and his big brother, Cho Shoen, on his first trip back to Korea.  It was nothing like homecoming and he tries to find out why.  I really hope things are getting better now since he's become the top title holder in Go.

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