Yanagi enquired: What did the apprentice say to you?
Ogawa answered: He said, “May I play?”
Yanagi said: And what did you reply?
Ogawa whispered: I asked him politely if he could be the post.
Hirohide Ogawa’s dicta and aphorisms on the art of basketball, edited by his pupil S. Yanagi, constitutes the first book on the relationship of basketball with ultimate reality yet published in the West.