This set came to Baduk Club from an antique shop in Tokyo, Japan.
There are 181 black and 180 white pieces, plus 2 white spares. The black are slate, about 10.3mm. The white are clamshell, about 10mm . It is common for the black to be larger than the white - if they are made the same size then the shiny white stones appear bigger. The grade of the stones looks to be moon-grade.
The Japanese go bowls are Keyaki - this is Zelkova, a Japanese elm. They are size XL. They have a lovely orange color and their original finish, so it is up to you whether you want to scrub off the old shellac or not (please see our Care Instructions).
The bowls fit the stones comfortably, with a bit of room to spare.
This set is still in Japan, it has not been refurbished in our Colorado shop. This is why we can offer it at this discounted rate.
This is a Vintage product.
FedEx International Priority shipping from Japan is already included in the purchase price (5 business days). You can save some cost by downgrading to Japan Post Surface (3 months), but please contact us to do this at your own risk as damage can occur with surface shipping. In either case, allow one week for packing and Customs preparations, then you will have a tracking number that you can use to sign up for notifications.