This is a lovely go set, with high class go bowls (repaired) and slate & clamshell go stones. It comes with an original Japanese box. The box indicates that these are Hyuga stones, and shining a light through them confirms this - they have dense lines and an orange tone, well beyond the pale yellow of Mexican clamshell.
The wood is Quince, a red/brown tone. They are XL size, please see the photos for measurements. Serious cracks were reglued, then they were fully refurbished; scrubbed clean, treated with Monkey Wax, and given 2 weeks to cure.
The 180 white pieces are a Mexican clamshell, and a bit thicker than 8mm. The bright white clamshells have a variety of grades, please see the photos for details. They were soaked in h2o2 for 2 weeks before being rinsed with distilled water and buffed with iso-paraffin wax.
The 181 black stones are slate, and are slightly larger than the white (size 31) which is usually preferred so that they appear the same size side-by-side. They were washed with soapy water and rinsed with distilled water, but have not been buffed with mineral oil.
This is a Vintage item.
This item ships from Colorado, USA via USPS or UPS. Please allow up to 3 business days for shipping, and we will provide a tracking number that you can use to sign up for notifications. 14x10x8 7.8lb