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Old man playing board game, "Go"
Old man playing board game, "Go"

Original caption: "Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Heart Mountain, Wyoming. On cold winter evenings at the Heart Mountain Center, old timers pit their wits in the game of 'Go,' in one of the recreation halls. The game, popularly conceived as military strategy, is actually a game of mental agility, resembling, except in numbers of playing characters and simplicity, the game of Chess."
"Playing the Japanese game of 'Go' at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Considered more difficult than chess, this national indoor game of Japan (introduced there from China about twelve hundred years ago), was a great favorite at the camps, especially with the Issei."
Beauty Behind Barbed Wire
Tom Parker
Courtesy of National Archives

January 4, 1943