Go-game table 碁盤 (goban) complete with go-stones 碁石 (go-ishi)

Price:  450,00

Heavy solid katsura wooden Go-game table 碁盤 (goban) complete with go-stones 碁石 (go-ishi). Because the top of the gaming table is made of solid wood, it has a beautiful continuous grain. Raised by faceted baluster feet varnished in a darker hue.

Katsura, also known by its botanical name Cercidiphyllum japonicum, is a hardwood species native to Japan, China, and Korea. Katsura has a pleasant scent similar to burnt sugar or caramel, making it an ideal species for aromatic woodworking projects. It is also highly rot-resistant.

Complete with go-stones 碁石 (go-ishi) in matching lidded containers.
The boxes are made of indigenous mulberry wood 桑 (kuwa) in a dark brown hue. The white ones are made from the bivalve shell hamaguri 蛤 cockles, and the black ones are from Nachiguroishi, it is a fine type of slate from Kumano in the province of Mie.

The table is in a good condition with general traces of use on the play field, and restorations along the side and bottom side. A few of the go-stones have minimal traces of usage, which is quite common. Some glass additions of the stones. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Approx. dimensions:
Go-table:
Height 23.7 cm, Width 45.3 cm, Depth 41.7 cm, top thickness 11.6 cm.
Weight 11.2 kg.

Go-stone containers:
Height 10 cm, Diameter 15 cm.

Black stones:
Height 0.8 cm, Diameter 2.2 cm.
White stones:
Height 0.7 cm, Diameter 2.1 cm.

Go, also known as “Igo” or “Baduk,” is a strategic board game originating from ancient China but widely popularized in Japan. Played on a grid board, the objective is to surround and capture the opponent’s stones by strategic placement and movement. Go is renowned for its simple rules but complex gameplay, involving deep strategic thinking, spatial awareness, and intuition. With a profound cultural significance, it has been embraced as an art form and a means of personal growth.

Ref. No. : C3209

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