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Wood craftsman "Kai-shi (懐志)" made "Shii / Castanopsis" Go bowls

¥17,500

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This Go bowl is made from Shii [Castanopsis] wood .

Shii [Castanopsis] Go bowl is widely used for its pale wood grain and color.
The wood color is a pale yellowish brown wood color.
The Shii's nuts is the so-called "acorn".

This is a sample image. Please kindly understand the actual design may be a little bit different or changed.

You can watch a video of Making Go bowls by wood craftsman "Kai-shi(懐志)".
Please take a look.


Long-established business founded in Kansei Era (around 1790)
"Kai-shi (懐志)", a long-established woodworking company, was founded in the Kansei era (around 1790).
When the company was first established, it made trays, wooden plates, and other tableware, but later, when it was commissioned to make Go bowls, it became a woodworking company specializing in Go bowls.
The word "Kai-shi (懐志)" expresses their desire to "never forget the techniques handed down from generation to generation and our sincere efforts to make Go bowls, and to carve our thoughts into our own bosom with high aspirations."
Currently, the fourth generation of the family, who has devoted 65 years of his life to making Go bowls, is devoting himself to making Go bowls every day.

The essence of "Kai-shi (懐志)" 4th generation's Go bowls making is to maximize the beauty of the material, wood, and to create Go bowls that combine practicality and artistry.
Facing each material one by one and checking the feel of it in their fingertips and palms, they transform the wood into a Go bowls.
And the proof of this is the engraving of "Kai-shi (懐志)" on the bottom of the Go bowls.

All the tools for making Go bowls are handmade.
All necessary tools are customize.
*Please check the photo images.

As the Chinese character "椎(shii)" is used for "椎茸(Shiitake mushrooms) ", it is heavily used as a tree for cultivating shiitake mushrooms.
In addition, the bark is used as a dye to dye black.
  • Shii [Castanopsis] Go bowls
  • Conformity Go stone for size:
    size 30 - 35
    size 36 - 42
    *Please select size
  • Please bear the actual cost for shipping charges outside Japan.
You may find small knots, burrs, rolled-in bark as all these products are made of natural wood materials.
There may be some small flaw or scratch, dent, chipping.

Only 4 pieces in stock!

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