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Wood craftsman "Kai-shi (懐志)" made "Kokutan / Ebony" Go Bowls Large for 28 - 32 Go stones GKKT-SB32-204-01

¥185,000

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This Go bowls are Kokutan (ebony) wood material which is a very popular wood that is considered one of the three most famous woods.

Ebony is a very dense and heavy material, which gives it such a presence and sense of luxury that when you hold it in your hand, you can really feel its massive weight.

You can watch a video of Making Go bowls by wood craftsman "Kai-shi(懐志)".
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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.
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Kokutan (Ebony) is a very popular wood that is considered one of the three most famous woods.
Kokutan (Ebony) wood is quite dense and hard wood with high level of durability as it grows very slowly.

Some ebony wood piece is heavy and dense enough to sink in the water.
By taking advantage of these characteristics, ebony is often used to make piano keys, Buddhist family alter and its fittings.
Dark black and pale red colored stripes are unique design, that attract more serious collectors.
It is quite rare wood as it is not only hard to purchase but also to process.

For more information on Go bowls, please refer to "How to choose Go bowls".
This beautiful Go bowls are made of rare "Kokutan (ebony)" wood.
Please check the photo images.
  • Kokutan (ebony) wood Go Bowls for size28-32 Go stones
  • GKKT-SB32-204-01 *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.

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