If we look at Go from different perspectives, it can be more than a board game. Go can connect us with different cultures, history of ancient times (like the Eido period), spirituality and philosophy.
Watching a Go game and highly profiles players it teaches us to learn about balance, self control, continuouity and harmony. A good fuseki (opening) in a Go game is like the water flow of a creek, steadily moving forward… being connected and keeping flexible.
Since centuriees Go has inspired artists of different genres, e.g. painters, poets, sculptors and nowadays film makers and cartoonists… as we can see in following promo clip. The video is an excellent expression about what GO can be.
The production (by 6puck) of this beautifully promo video is casting Japanese Mannami Nao (born: 10th Sept 1988), a professional 3 Dan player and member of The Nihon-ki In. Nao was trained by 9P Dan Oeda Yusuki (1935-2010). She has a five year elder sister. Mannami Kana is professional Go player, too (4 p Dan of The Nihon-ki In).
Mannami Nao in real Go life of 21st century…
Mannami Nao against her 5 years elder sister Mannami Kana in 2011
(Source: Waltheri’s Go database)