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Kurokaki [black persimmon] Go Bowls for size 30 - 35 Go stones "Hon-in-bo" shape GKKG-MR35H-209-01

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This is truly rare and beautiful Kuro Kaki (black persimmon) Go bowls, with a strong contrast of black and white colors.

Kurokaki (black persimmon) material made bowls are famous for its beauty and rarity, making it a high-end Go bowls.

These Go bowls are the popular "本因坊 (Hon-in-bo)" shape Go bowls with a traditional shape.
For more information on "Hon-in-bo" shape, please see [About "Hon-in-bo" shape].
It can hold up to 36 go stones, but we recommend up to 35 go stones with some room to spare.

The Kurokaki Go bowl is a high-quality artwork with a beautiful appearance characterized by a clear contrast of black and white colors.
The black persimmon tree needs to be dried out in the open air for many years to be used as material for wooden artifacts.
It is an extremely difficult material to handle since the white and black areas have different shrinkage ratios, which may often result in cracking during the drying process.

Go bowls are finished after a number of repeated grinding and drying processes.
As it is carefully dried and painstakingly crafted, the Go bowl is not easily deformed and can retain its beauty for many years.
The greatest feature of the Kurokaki (black persimmon) Go bowl is the unique appearance of the black patterns on the wood surface.
Some Go bowls have a black pattern as if it is drawn with a fine brush, while others have a bold black pattern, which is a miracle of nature and you can never find two of the same design.

Kurokaki (black persimmon) is rarely available on the wood market and it is difficult to tell whether it has a black pattern until it is cut.
Even if the wood has black patterns after cutting, nobody knows how the black pattern will appear on the surface until the Go bowl is completely finished.
Only artisans who have been engaged in making Go bowls for many years and know the nature of this wood are able to make a black persimmon Go bowl, which makes it truly a gem and worth calling a "precious wood".

For more information on Go bowls, please refer to "How to choose Go bowls".
This Kurokaki Go bowls are very beautiful gem, with bold black areas of varying intensity throughout, and no two pieces are alike.
The contrast of black and white created by nature creates a strong impact.
It is like a work of art drawn by natural materials.

There are multiple wood knots.
*Please check the photo images.
Unlike the rounded "Yasui" shape, which is the most widely distributed shape type today, the "Hon-in-bo" shape is characterized by its shape that resembles the joints of a bamboo.

In fact, the "Hon-in-bo" shape has a longer history, and until the "Yasui" shape was introduced, this shape type was the mainstream.

There is a theory that the shape of the "Hon-in-bo" shape imitates the shape of bamboo, since bamboo sliced into rounds was used as a container for Go stones in the old days.
Therefore, the "Hon-in-bo" shape looks as if a section of bamboo has been cut out.

The general "Yasui" shape is good, but the unique and traditional "Hon-in-bo" shape is also very popular.

For more information on Go bowls, please refer to "How to choose Go bowls".
  • Kurokaki (Black Persimmon), "本因坊 (Hon-in-bo)" shape Go bowls For -35 stones, XL
  • GKKG-MR35H-209-01
  • *1set only item

  • Actual shipping cost shall be coved by the customer.
You may find small knots, burrs, rolled-in bark as all these products are made of natural trees.
There may be some small flaw or scratch, dent, chipping.

Only 1 piece in stock!

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