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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 http://www.kiseido.com/go_equipment.htm .

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

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.
10% will be added for airmail shipping.

Payment can also be made through PayPal in either US dollars.
You may access Kiseido's PayPal account through our email address: kiseido61@yahoo.com.



Traditional Kaya Go Board with legs




  

  
Item   Regular   Price Discount Price     
                        
B236-1: Tenchimasa Kaya Go Board with Legs (19.2cm thick)  $40,000+ $9,500

The board being offered here has the highly-prized tenchimasa grain (straight grain going across the top and staight grain going across the bottom). It is rare to find a board of this cut and quality at this price. There are two minor problems with this board.

First, on one of the sides facing a player during a game, there are small areas where the tree was struck by lightning. These are not very prominent and are only apparent on close inspection. (See the two small dark areas on the bottom right of the bottom right photo. There are a couple of other places on this side, but, as can be seen from the photo on the bottom left, they are not so apparent.)

Second, due to a small mishap, it was necessary to shave off a millimeter or so from the bottom surface. As the board had been standing for about 30 years, the color of all the surfaces had mellowed. Since the shaving exposed fresh wood, the color of the bottom surface is a bit different from the other five surfaces. However, over time, the color of this surface will mellow and should match the other surfaces.

These small imperfections are not very prominent and do not detract from the board's overall attractiveness.

The color of this board is a beautiful golden yellow. The tree from which it was cut was harvested in the late 1960s in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It has been standing as a finished go board for about 30 years in the artisan's store room, so it is very 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 kiseido61@yahoo.com.


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Item   Regular   Price Discount Price     
                        
B236-2: Tenmasa Kaya Go Board with Legs (19.3cm thick)  $40,000+ $9,500

The board being offered here has the highly-prized tenmasa grain (straight grain going across the top), and it almost has straight grain going across the bottom as well as the sides, so it is very close to the shihomasa grain, which is the finest cut, ranked even above the tenchimasa cut. In this particular board, There is a 3cm-square area where the grain lines are wavy. On the sides facing away from the players, there is a dark grain running through the length of the board (See the bottom two images). In addition, there is a blotch on the upper left, seen in the image on the bottom right. Other images of this board showing its various surfaces are available on request.

The board offered here 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 for about 20 years in the artisan's store room, so it is well seasoned and, with proper care, there is no danger that this board 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 kiseido61@yahoo.com.


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Kaya Table Board




   
Item Regular Price Discount Price     
                        
B214-1: Table Kaya Go Board
US$1,250   US$1,000
This beautiful 6-cm thick Hyuga kaya table board is made of five pieces of Hyuga kaya, cut from the same tree. The width of highly-prized masame grain running across the top is quite close, as is typical of kaya harvested in Hyuga. It has a natural finish with a subdued golden yellow hue that highlights this grain. The five pieces have been expertly joined together and finished by a master craftsman.
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Shell & Slate Go Stones

Over the last four years, there has been a tremendous demand for shell and slate stones from Mainland Chinese. Chinese go players are willing to pay high prices for whatever stones are available. As a result, it has become difficult for Kiseido to obtain these stones. Because of this demand, the main manufacturer of shell and slate stones in Japan will drastically raise their prices in April.

Kiseido has, however, been able to obtain a few sets of Jitsuyo grade stones that we can offer at discounted prices. These sets are listed below. If you wish to order a set of shell and slate stones of other sizes and grades, please go to Kiseido's go-equipment page at http://www.kiseido.com/go_equipment.htm and place an order. We will try to obtain the set you want. If we cannot get your desired set, we will give a list of sets similar in size and grade that are available.

10% will be added for airmail shipping

Item      Regular      Price     Special     Price     
                        
S35J: Shell & Slate Jitsuyo Stones, 9.8mm thick    US$590     US$490
                   
S34J: Shell & Slate Jitsuyo Stones, 9.5mm thick    US$570     US$450
                   
S33J: Shell & Slate Jitsuyo Stones, 9.2mm thick    US$520     US$410
                   
S30J: Shell & Slate Jitsuyo Stones, 8.4mm thick    US$320     US$260
                   





Keyaki, Chinese Quince, and Kusu Bowls


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

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 11.3mm-thick stones.



      


Item Regular Price         Discount         Price
                        
T380EL: Chinese Quince Bowls  US$370           US$295   

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 bowls will hold up to 10.1mm-thick stones.    




Item Regular Price     Discount     Price
                        
T373: Kusu Go Bowls        US$180 US$150      

The kusu bowls above are made from the wood of the camphor (laurel) tree. Its color is a deep orange (or brownish orange).These bowls will hold up to 10.1mm-thick stones.

If you wish to purchase any of the items on this page, please consult with our head office in Japan by email at kiseido61@yahoo.com.
   




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, calculated at the current exchange rate.
10% will be added for airmail shipping.




Payment can also be made through PayPal in 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. You can send your card information by clicking the "Order Selection Completed" button above. This will take you to our secure server where you can enter the necessary information. Indicate the items you wish to order in the message box. You can also 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