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[Seattle Go Center] Cherry Blossom Festival!

Dear Members,


We will be teaching Go at the Cherry Blossom Festival this Friday - Sunday, April 22- 24, from 10 am to 6 pm.   This is at the Seattle Center, under the Space Needle.  We will be in the Seattle Center Armory, upstairs in the "Loft" -- the same place as last year.  One floor up from the food court.


We will be teaching “Capture Go” to beginners.  We will probably have enough time and space to play teaching games with more advanced players as well.  Teachers may also have the time to play each other as well.


The Cherry Blossom Festival has many attractions, presenting Japanese and Japanese-American Culture, spread over three buildings at Seattle Go Center.  This year’s special exhibit is “Yakishime and Japan”.  This exhibition will feature beautiful and intriguing hand- crafted ceramics, which push the boundaries of the Japanese tradition of “yakishime”. Broadly described as “high-fired unglazed stoneware”, the pieces on display present both traditional and new interpretations of art utilizing this fascinating technique.




The festival is free, but parking is expensive in the area.  The 1st Ave North Parking Garage is probably your best bet if you are coming by car.  Here is a map: http://www.seattlecenter.com/downloads/sc_map_color_gates.pdf


We can use more teachers on Saturday Afternoon, and Sunday Afternoon.


Our Spring tournament will be a week later, back at the Seattle Go Center, on Sunday, May 1. There will be no formal tournament at the festival, but I am sure there will be many fun informal games.





Brian  Allen

General Manager, Seattle Go Center

Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of the West

700 NE 45th Street

Seattle WA  98105

206 545-1424 (Go Center)

206 370-1069 (Cell Phone)

206 632-1122 (Office at Home)

manager@seattlego.org (e-mail)

www.seattlego.org (website)


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