Thursday, August 7, 2008

Next week is going to be crazy. ;_;

Way too much things to organize.

I don't know whether I'm obsessed with work or weiqi or just Tokyo, I actually dreamt of being back in Japan looking for a goban for a photoshoot.

I was in some old shops managed by grandmas and grandpas. One old man was telling me how difficult it would be to find thick gobans with legs these days. I was being picky about the design, and absolutely wanted the height. Odd thought there because there is usually just one design (I think).

Eventually someone drew me a map and directed me elsewhere to an even older shop. Whether I found my goban or not, I don't know. Maybe it just couldn't happen because I don't have the money for one. Hahaha.

Perhaps the sourcing for props for upcoming shoots has finally gotten to me.

Oh well, at least it was kind of a nice dream. My dreams involving weiqi are always kind of pleasant now that I think of it, and such dreams are so very rare.


ØŦĀĶŬ-ČĦĂŅ said...

*Pat* *Pat* You'll live. *Cheers you on*

Haha, it sure does sound like an interesting dream. Enjoy them when you get them. *Smiles*

Nik said...

Success next week(!)...

Nik Nikopol

henrik said...

Its a funny ol world. I learned igo/weiqi many years ago on the IGS server. Ever played there?

Been a while since i played though now. Should really start with it again.

Anyway looking forward to see a goban in your next shoot then ;)

P. said...

I still carry the address of a shop hold by a 60-ish year old grandfather in the heart of Kyoto.
He still makes his goban traditionally, "painting" the lines with real katanas..
Of course Goban with legs, of all different thicknesses and wood type.

I could only afford a 7-9cm thick goban with leg (in Katsura, not in Kaya of course).
A pain to take as carry-in in the plane..

And kyoto is such a beautiful place :)


Okami said...

ah, glad to hear you still have pleasant thoughts of Japan.
Hopefully one day you'll be able to get that perfect goban for yourself too.

You know you're always welcome to come back.