This set came to Baduk Club from an antique store in Hiroshima.
There are 182 black and 181 white pieces. The black are slate, about 9.9mm. The white are clamshell, about 9.6mm. It is common for the black to be thicker than the white - if they are made the same size then the shiny white stones appear larger. They fit in the wooden bowls snugly.
The Japanese go bowls are textbook Karin (quince). Sometimes called Indian Rosewood for their dark color, they have a nice reddish-brown color that will become more orange and brown over time. They have their original finish, so it is up to you whether you want to scrub off the old finish and re-wax the bowls. Quince has a high density, so they are heavy.
This set is still in Japan, it has not been refurbished in our Colorado shop. This is why we can offer it at a discounted rate. Please refer to the photos, as we do not have additional information.
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.