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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 #32: Yongzi

Original yongzi set Ancient book describing the making of yongzi Handcrafting yongzi in the furnace Yongzi in the furnace Viewing the rich green translucent finished black yongzi stone Chen Zude 陈祖德 admiring a black yongzi stone Chen Zude 陈祖德 describing … 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 #19: Size 50 Jitsuyo Clamshell Go Stones

If you like really thick clamshell go stones, these are as thick as they get. You need a lot of really old clams to make a full set of size 50 clamshell go stones. They are indeed the largest sized … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #17: Meiji Jade and Agate Go Stones

A beautiful set of go stones from the Meiji Era (明治時代). The white stones are agate (瑪瑙) and the dark stones are spinach color nephrite jade (碧玉). The set comes with beautiful cushions for resting the mulberry bowls. All this … Continue reading

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