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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 Japanese yen and the approximate US dollar equivalent.
The current US Dollar/Japanese yen rate is about US$1.00 = ¥115.

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.





Kaya Table Board




Item Regular Price Discount Price    Japanese    Yen Price     
                        
B214-1: Table Kaya Go Board
US$1,250   US$750       ¥85,000

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.
Only two boards available. Price includes airmail shipping.



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     
                   
S30J: Shell & Slate Jitusyo Stones, 8.0 mm thick      US$210        ¥21,000
                   
S31J: Shell & Slate Jitsuyo Stones, 8.4mm thick      US$250        ¥25,000
                   
S30Y: Shell & Slate Yuki Stones, 8.0mm thick      US$290        ¥29,000
                   
S34Y: Shell & Slate Yuki Stones, 9.5mm thick      US$700        ¥70,000

Add 10% to the price of the stones for airmail shipping.





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.    



      

Item Regular Price Discount Price Japanese Yen Price
                        
T378LH: Honinbo-Style Keyaki Bowls        US$360          US$300       ¥30,000              

The keyaki bowls shown in the images above are a special shape, known as Honinbo-style, that are rarely made. They are large enough to hold 10mm-thick stones. Only a limited number of these sets are available. As the above images of one of these sets shows, they have an exceptionally nice grain and a beautiful golden hue, characteristic of keyaki and similar to the color of kaya boards.

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