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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 #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 #20: Island Mulberry Go Bowls with Fujisawa Calligraphy

Grown and harvested under harsh conditions from the volcanic Mikura Island in Japan, island mulberry is considered the finest wood for making go bowls. With it’s beautiful hue and glistening reflection, island mulberry go bowls are highly prized by go … Continue reading

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