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#39 Assembly Goban Signed by Yasui Sentetsu

Assembly Goban Signed by the Yasui Sentetsu, the 6th head of the Yasui house said to be made by the Edo era goban master Takanashi Kiyoe 江戸碁盤師 伝高梨清兵衛 六代安井仙哲記囲碁式揮毫 組立碁盤 The dimensions of the goban: Thickness:3.3cm Leg Height:15.6cm Surface of … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #34: 11mm Japanese Domestic Clamshell Go Stone Set

Rarely do we get the chance to see a set of go stones made from Japanese domestic clamshells (日向特産蛤碁石) as most clamshells used for making go stones are now sourced from Mexico. When we do happen upon Japanese domestic clamshell … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #33: Tochi Tamamoku Go Bowls with Wiped Lacquer Finish

The above is a pair of tochi tama-moku fuki-urushi go bowls. Tochi 栃 aka Japanese Horse Chestnut (Aesculus turbinata) [related to the buckeye tree] is a light colored precious wood 銘木 which has one of the finest natural luster. It … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #31: Meiji Maki-e Go Set with Agate Go Stones

Recently saw a Japanese auction with this wonderful Meiji Era (明治時代) maki-e go set with agate go stones. So gorgeous it would be superfluous for me to further describe with words. Just enjoy these beautiful pictures which I was able to find … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #30: Honinbo Shuwa Go Bowls and Go Stones

A very interesting set of go bowls and go stones which seems to have belonged to Honinbo Shuwa 本因坊 秀和. The date on the wooden box reads 安政丁巳年三月 which corresponds to around March/April of 1857. You can see the name … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #24: My No. 40 Snow Grade Stones and Hon Kuwa Bowls

I finally have a dream set of No. 40 Snow Grade clamstone go set with Hon Kuwa (mulberry) bowls. I was browsing at Kurokigoishi’s website in March and saw the special event which offered a pair of Hon Kuwa (mulberry) … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #21: Flowers and Butterflies Maki-e Go Bowls

I have always wanted my own set of maki-e go bowls and I finally have this beautiful set of flowers and butterflies maki-e go bowls 花蝶図蒔絵碁笥 in my personal collection. The butterflies dance so lightly around the flowers that they … Continue reading

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