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Luxury Go Equipment Bargains


Kiseido is offering a special selection of luxury go equipment at large discounts from the regular prices posted on our web site at http://www.kiseido.com/go_equipment.htm .

These items are available only from Kiseido's head office in Japan.
Prices are posted in Japanese yen and the approximate US dollar equivalent.
The current US Dollar/Japanese yen rate is about US$1.00 = ¥100.

To order using a credit card, click the "Order Selection Completed" button at the end of this page.
This will take you to our secure server where you can provide us with your name, address, and
credit card information. In the message box, list the code numbers of the items you wish to order.
Credit card orders will be charged in Japanese yen.
10% will be added for airmail shipping.

Payment can also be made through PayPal in either US dollars or Japanese yen.
You may access Kiseido's PayPal account through our email address: kiseido61@yahoo.com.
Please add 10% for airmail shipping.

Traditional Kaya Go Boards with legs




   

Click to see an enlarged image of the playing surface.

Item   Regular   Price Discount Price Equivalent Yen Price     
                        
B236-47: Tenmasa Kaya Go Board with Legs (20.4cm thick)  $65,000+ $10,000 ¥1,000,000

SOLD!

The board being offered here also has a tenmasa grain (straight grain on the top). If also has a beautiful deep golden yellow hue. It was cut from the same tree as the board shown above (B236-46) that was harvested in 1971 in Kanagawa, Japan and its age at the time was estimated to be about 600 years. It has been standing as a finished go board for about 30 years in the artisan's store room, so there is no danger that this board will crack or warp.

There is some discoloration on the sides that face the players but it is relatively minor. It was probably caused by the tree being struck by lightning at some time during its life.

If you wish to purchase this board, please consult with our head office in Japan by email at kiseido61@yahoo.com.


Kaya Table Board




Item Regular Price Discount Price    Japanese    Yen Price     
                        
B214-1: Table Kaya Go Board
US$1,250   US$1,000       ¥100,000

This 6-cm thick Hyuga kaya table board is made of four pieces of Hyuga kaya, cut from the same tree. The highly-prized masame grain running across the top is extremely close, as is typical of kaya harvested in Hyuga. The color is a beautiful golden hue. The four pieces have been expertly joined together and finished by a master craftsman. Add 10% for airmail shipping, packing, and handling.



Shell & Slate Go Stones

Over the last year or so, because of supply problems, Japanese manufacturers have been producing very few shell and slate stones. Moreover, there has been a tremendous demand from Mainland Chinese who are willing to pay high prices for whatever stones are available. As a result, it has become difficult for Kiseido to obtain these stones.
Below is a list stones that Kiseido now has in stock. If there is a particular size and grade of stones that you would like, please let us know and we can try to obtain them for you at the price listed on our web page at http://www.kiseido.com/go_equipment.htm.

Item      US Dollar         Price     Japanese     Yen Price     
                   
S28J: Shell & Slate Jitusyo Stones, 7.5 mm thick      US$215        ¥21,500
                   
S32J: Shell & Slate Jitsuyo Stones, 8.8mm thick      US$355        ¥35,500
                   
S33J: Shell & Slate Jitsuyo Stones, 9.2mm thick      US$405        ¥40,500
                   
S35J: Shell & Slate Jitsuyo Stones, 9.8mm thick      US$455        ¥45,500
                   
S30Y: Shell & Slate Yuki Stones, 8.0mm thick      US$320        ¥32,000



Keyaki and Chinese Quince Bowls


Item Regular Price Discount Price Japanese Yen Price
                   
T378EL: Keyaki Go Bowls         US$340         US$270           ¥27,000

As can be seen from the image below on the left, 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 14.2mm-thick stones.




      



Item Regular Price Discount Price Japanese Yen Price
                        
T380EL: Chinese Quince Bowls  US$370           US$295          ¥29,500

Chinese quince is a wood with a rich dark color (see image above on the right), similar to the island mulberry bowls, but not as expensive. These large bowls hold up to 14.2mm-thick stones.    




Island Mulberry Bowls


The finest mulberry bowls are from trees harvested on Mikura Island However, a volcano erupted on neighboring Miyake Island a few 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 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 about ten years ago, well into his 90s. (Click here to view some of the finest bowls he crafted.)

A few pairs of Yoshiaki's bowls that will hold up to 10.7mm stones are available for ¥130,000. To request images of these bowls, please send an email to Kiseido at one of the addresses below.





To order using a credit card, click the "Order Selection Completed" button below. This will take you to our secure server where you can provide us with your name, address, and credit card information. In the message box, list the code numbers of the items you wish to order.

Credit card orders will be charged in Japanese yen.
10% will be added for airmail shipping.




Payment can also be made through PayPal in either Japanese yen or US dollars. You may access Kiseido's account through our email address: kiseido61@yahoo.com. Please add 10% for airmail shipping.

If you pay by credit card (VISA or MasterCard only), we will charge your card in Japanese yen and your card company will bill you in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate. If you prefer, you may send your card information to our head office in Japan by e-mail to  kiseido61@yahoo.com in two or three separate mailings for security. You may also airmail this information to our head office at

     Kiseido
     Kagawa 4-48-32
     Chigasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken
     Japan 253-0082