A Western insei recently wondered about the term "karai":
Japanese players call black 57 "karai", which is a term which I haven't heard used in western go at all! The meaning appears to be close to "(a move creating) a solid position, including a territorial profit". Professionals appear to love "karai" moves and groups.
This term is apparently unknown in the West and so far I found no books explaining or even mentioning it. What does it mean exactly, and to what moves is it applied? An example board would be great.