I am just an amateur go player. Go is not very well known in The Netherlands and other European or Western countries. Anything which helps raise familiarity among the broader public and spreads knowledge about the game I consider to be positive.
I think the appreciation for the game, in all respects, is enhanced if there would also be more knowledge and information about nice go materials (goishi, goke, goban, other). There was not yet a website specially designed and dedicated to nice go materials which gives a attractive array and display of beautiful go materials.
The main focus of the website (www.goishi.nl) is towards the photo album. The idea is to visualize nice go materials and thereby bringing more atmosphere to go players, enhancing the go playing experience and broadening appreciation for both the game and the materials.
All means are used.
Internet: dedicated website.
Aim and purposes:
Intended target groups:
See also above. Several mailings and postings.
Till now, this is a personal effort by Sybo Bruinsma, born out of hobby and personal interest. I have incurred all cost and time myself. Since the start, numerous hours were spent:
All cost and time was incurred by Sybo Bruinsma personally. No subsidies, grants, gifts from others. Main out-of-pocket expenses relate to setting up and hosting the website.
Depends. I would very much like to extend and prolong the website:
However, (personal) cost and time is becoming prohibitive. Future extended development depends on obtaining funds and general support.
More information on request. All questions and suggestions are welcomed.