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Luxury Go Equipment Bargains

Kiseido is offering a special selection of luxury go equipment discounted from
the regular prices posted on our web site at .

These items are available only from Kiseido's head office in Japan.
Prices are posted in US dollars. Credit card orders will be charged
in Japanese yen at the current rate of exchange.

To order and discuss method of payment, please consult with our head office in Japan
by email at

Traditional Kaya Go Board with legs


B237-3: Tenchimasa Kaya Go Board with Legs (19.3cm thick) $40,000+ Regular
 $12,000  Special

The board being offered here has the highly-prized tenchimasa grain (straight grain going across the top and bottom with straight grain going from the top to bottom on the sides facing the players). Tenchimasa is the preferred grain pattern of go-equipment connoisseurs. This particular board has a small discoloration in the upper left quadrant of the surface (see image on the top right). There is also a discoloration on one of the sides where the tree was struck by lightning (see image on the top left). For these reasons, this board is being offered at a discount. Other images of this board, showing its other surfaces are available on request.

This board is a beautiful golden yellow. The tree from which it was cut was harvested in the 1970s in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. It has been standing as a finished go board in the artisan's store room for about 40 years, so it is well seasoned and, with proper care, there is no danger that it will crack or warp.

Airmail shipping and insurance are included in the price.

If you wish to purchase this board, please consult with our head office in Japan by email at


Kaya Table Boards

Item Regular Price Special Price     
B214: Table Kaya Go Board
            US$1,250             US$1,100
This 6-cm thick table board is made of four pieces of kaya, cut from the same tree.
The highly-prized masame grain runs straight across the top.
It has a natural finish with a subdued golden-yellow hue that highlights the grain.
(The board featured above is only a sample. Photos of the actual board will be sent on request.)

Add 10% for airmail shipping.

Shell & Slate Go Stones

Special Prices for
Shell & Slate Stones
Code Thickness Regular Price Special
S28J 7.5mm $300.00    $240.00     
S30J 8.0mm $360.00    $280.00     
S31J 8.4mm $410.00    $320.00     
S32J 8.8mm $490.00    $360.00     
S33J 9.2mm $570.00    $450.00     
S34J 9.5mm $620.00    $500.00     
S35J 9.8mm $670.00    $560.00     
S36J 10.1mm $780.00    $620.00     
S38J 10.7mm $870.00    $700.00     
S40J 11.3mm $1,240.00    $900.00     

Add 10% for airmail shipping.

To order any of the above sets of stones, please consult with our head office in Japan by sending an email to

Note: Besides thickness, the white stones are classified into two grades: yuki and jitsuyo. Yuki stones have many grains which run straight across the top. Jitsuyo stones have either irregular or indistinct grain lines. For the regular prices of other grades and thicknesses, please go to Kiseido's go-equipment page at

Keyaki and Kaya Go Bowls

Item Regular Price         Discount         Price
T378EL: Keyaki Go Bowls         US$340         US$270

As can be seen from the image below, keyaki is a beautiful wood whose golden brown color is an excellent match with the color of kaya boards. These extra large bowls will hold up to 11.3mm-thick stones.


Item Regular Price         Discount         Price
T384EL: Kaya Go Bowls  US$430           US$320   

Kaya is the preferred wood for the finest go boards, but it is quite rare for this wood to be used for go bowls. The set here (above) was made to accommodate a set of shell and slate stones stones from 10.7 mm thick (S38) up to 11.3 mm thick (S40).    

10% for airmail shipping will be added to the price of the above bowls.

Island Mulberry Bowls

The finest mulberry bowls are from trees harvested on Mikura Island However, a volcano erupted on neighboring Miyake Island a number of years ago, so the trees there can no longer be harvested. Bowls from Mikura Island are highly prized by go-equipment connoisseurs. They have a reddish hue and one of their most appealing characteristics is that they glisten and change color, highlighting various grain patterns, as they are tilted in the light. Kiseido has access to a supply of the Mikura Island bowls crafted by Tagami Sukeshiro, a famous artisan, designated as a Japan National Treasure, who specialized in making bowls used in tea ceremony. His "nom de plume" was Yoshiaki, the characters for which he carved on the back of each bowl he made. He died in the 1990s, well into his 90s. Below are examples of some of the bowls he carved. Photos of others that are available can be provided on request.

YA383A: Mikura Island Mulberry Bowls $1,500     SOLD

YA383B: Mikura Island Mulberry Bowls $1,700    SOLD

YA383C: Mikura Island Mulberry Bowls $1,600     SOLD

Shipping charges are included in the price of Mikura Island bowls.
For details regarding these bowls, please send an email to Kiseido at

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