This Goban set came to Baduk Club from a resale shop in Tokyo, Japan.
The board is most likely Matsu (pine), given that the warm-color heartwood transitions to a lighter sapwood in the lower corners. It was made with a plain-sawn cutting style (Kiura-itame), the most preferred of Center cut when the tree is not large enough to be quarter-sawn. This cutting style shows off the growth rings of the tree on the ends, with straight lines along the sides, while the surface has a unique cross-grain pattern like a fingerprint. The board has a raised lacquer grid made with Tachimori. It stands about 20cm tall on Katsura legs.
The bowls carry a maker's mark from Kaishi, a renowned craftsman. The material is Karin (Chinese quince). They are XL size and have their original finish.
The stones are slate and shell but were not measured or counted. They look like moon-grade Mexican clamshell, about 8mm thick (size 30). If pieces are missing or broken you can email us to purchase replacements.
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