This is a wonderful book by Kiyokazu Katsumata about openings
that pop up, become popular
and mysteriously disappear again. The author has gracefully given
permission to Takako Noda
to translate sections of his book and publish them on SHOGI-L,
the Shogi Discussion List.
The book deals with 22 opening strategies (joseki), among
others: spearing the sparrow, the
Morishita system, Yonenaga's quick-attack yagura (fortress),
the Tsukata double-blitz-attack
and the Masuda-style Ishida.
About the author: Mr.Kiyokazu Katsumata was born in
1969. He became a professional shogi
player in March 1995, and is now active as a tournament pro as
well as in writing shogi books.
Original title: Kieta sen-pou no nazo
Publisher: Mainichi Communications Co.