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Fuseki (布石 – Preparation)

  • Fuseki


    I introduced you to Japanese terms two days ago and three days ago.

    Additionally, yesterday I introduced a coined word that is made by combining the previous two Japanese terms.

    As I did, to prepare for something in advance for the future is called ‘fuseki‘ (布石) in Japanese.

    Fu‘ (布) means “to arrange/deploy” and ‘seki‘ (石) means “stone,” especially here it is “Go stone.”
    「布」は “to deploy,”「石」は “stone,” 特に “go stone” を意味します。

    Originally, fuseki was a term of Go, and it has meant to arrange/deploy stones in the early stage preparing for the later stage.

    Connected to the above meaning, it has come to be used in various situations.

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