These medium-sized bowls come with standard-width stones that are about as thin as they come. This is nice for players that like the stones to sit flat like they do on a computer screen.
The bowls are a pleasant dark brown color. They were scrubbed clean with turpentine, then treated with a Monkey Wax polish. A single crack was been reglued to keep it from spreading.
The bowls are compact and substantial, measuring about 13cm wide and 7cm tall. I think they are quince or rosewood, based on the dark tone, thin parallel lines, and high density. On the underside there is almost a purple hue where the wood has not weathered and oxidized as much over time.
The white stones are Japanese clams, with a wonderful variety in patina from age. I would guess call them Snow-grade for their dense lines, but Suwabute (flower) may be more accurate. The black are slate. There are 180 of each color and they measure 3-4mm thick. 5 extra white pieces have been added so that you can exclude a few that you don't like, or to use as spares.
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