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#39 Assembly Goban Signed by Yasui Sentetsu

  Assembly Goban signed by 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 #35: Shin-Katsura Dovetail Joint Go Board

I’ve been searching for a great travel go board for a while and most of the available options are not to my taste. – Folding boards with hinges in the middle seem to stick out slightly at the bottom of … 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 #26: National TQ-1500 Electronic Goban

The TQ-1500 Electronic Goban (Electronic Go Board) was released by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now Panasonic) under the National brand in 1981 and sold by the Nihon Kiin in the early 1980’s. The original price for the TQ-1500 was … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #25: Honinbo Satsugen Go Set

John Fairbairn once said: Being historical does not automatically make a GO BOARD famous or important… [and] the famous old ones are nearly all in museums and hardly likely to come up for sale. I can’t really be sure how … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #22: Qing Dynasty Rosewood Weiqi and Chinese Chess Game Table

Found some pictures of a Qing Dynasty weiqi game table which can also be used for Chinese chess. Made from rosewood, this table measures 54.5cm long and 54.5cm wide with a height of 16cm. With elegantly carved legs and delicate … Continue reading

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Goban and Shogiban – Creating Game Equipment

Title: Goban and Shogiban – Creating Game Equipment 「碁盤将棋盤(棋具を創る)」 (Goban, Shogiban – Kigu O Tsukuru) Author/editor: Yoshida Torayoshi 吉田寅義 Publisher: Taishukan Shoten 大修館出版 Published: 1981 Format: White book housed in a gray colored slipcase. Publisher Recommended Price: JPY2800 The best … Continue reading

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