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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 (19.0cm 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).

The reason that this board is offered at a steep discount is that there are natural imperfections in the wood on the left and right sides, but these have been expertly painted over so that they are hardly noticeable.

The board offered here is a beautiful deep 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 this board 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.



   
Item   Regular   Price Discount Price     
                        
B236-2: Tenmasa Kaya Go Board with Legs (19.0cm 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 above the tenchimasa cut. In this particular board, the grain lines in a 3-cm square area at the top and bottom are wavy.

The board offered here is a beautiful deep golden yellow. The tree from which it was cut was harvested in the 1980s 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.




Kaya Table Board




   
Item Regular Price Discount Price     
                        
B214-1: Table Kaya Go Board
US$1,250   US$850
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.
Add 10% for airmail shipping.



Shell & Slate Go Stones

Over the last three years, 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.

If you wish to order a set of shell and slate stones, 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.



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.
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