This lovely set includes refurbished Go Stones and Go Bowls.
The stones are size 32/33 Slate & Shell - most are a bit thicker than 8.8mm.
The 180 clamshells are very dense, so we believe they are Japanese in origin rather than Mexican. They show a dark orange when backlit, rather than the normal yellow color (kind of like the difference between organic eggs and factory-farmed eggs). My lightbox struggled to illuminate some of them because of their density, but a phone flashlight targets these lines quite easily. The stones have a cream-color patina, so they are not as pure white as Mexican clamshell. Lower grades of Japanese clamshells may have have orange coloration on the underside, "purple heart" lines, or other unique characteristics.
The clamshell stones were been cleaned per our Care Instructions. For the shell stones, this meant a week-long soak in h2o2 and a rinse with distilled water, then being buffed with iso-paraffin wax.
The 181 slate stones are slightly larger. This is preferred, as it accounts for black's slimming effect. They were washed with soapy water, rinsed with distilled water, but have not yet been buffed with mineral oil (we leave this choice to you).
The bowls are Keyaki (zelkova), XL size. They were not refurbished in our Colorado workshop, as their original finish is still in very good shape. They catch the light very well, and fit the stones comfortably.
This is one of our Vintage products. If you want a new set of Hyuga Suwabute stones that will be pure white and without any wear & tear, we recommend visiting Mr. Kuroki or HyugaGoBoardStone, where they are available in the $1500-$9000 range.
This item ships from Colorado, USA via USPS or UPS. Allow 3 business days for handling, and you will receive a notification with the tracking details. 15*12*11 10.3lb