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 There are various materials for Go bowls such as mulberry, black persimmon, cherry blossom, and zelkova, but mulberry has been considered the best.

 Mulberry from the Izu archipelago is called island mulberry, and those from the inland are called inland mulberries. Among them, mulberries from Mikura-jima (one of the islands of the Izu archipelago) are characterized by their unique iridescent glow, probably because they are not affected by volcanic ash. So, it is considered to be the finest material for mulberry.

 Currently, both Mikura mulberries and Hyuga clams (used for white Go stone) have become rare material that is rarely seen, but I still want to use bowls that are suitable for valuable stones.

 Please choose Go bowls that matches the Go stone you have.

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Gold maki-e Mikura mulberry Go bowls
[Dragon and tiger]

 Artist : Homei Tagami

 Maki-e : Shigeo Suzutani

 Diameter : 16cm

 Maximum capacity : No.32

 Price : 250,000 JPY

 Product ID:GK01

 It is a very rare Go bowl with a dragon tiger gold lacquer work on the Mikura island mulberry. The lacquer artist is Shigeo Suzutani (鈴谷茂翁), a traditional artist from Wajima (nationally famous for lacquer art). The processing is done by Homei Tagami (田上芳明), a grinder who was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the government for his outstanding technique.

 Both of them have already died, but this is a gem that you should definitely pick up and see the work of a master craftsman who has worked hard to preserve traditional skills and represents Japan after the war.

 The bowls have signatures of "茂翁" on the side and "芳明" on the bottom.


Mikura Mulberry Go Bowls

 Artist : Homei Tagami

 Diameter : 16cm

 Maximum capacity : No.42

 Price : 250,000 JPY

 Product ID: GK02


Mikura Mulberry Go Bowls

 Artist : Homei Tagami

 Diameter : 16cm

 Maximum capacity : No.42

 Price : 250,000 JPY

 Product ID: GK03


Zelkova Go Bowls

 Diameter : 16cm

 Maximum capacity : No.38

 Price : 24,000 JPY

 Product ID: GK04


Oak Go Bowls

 Diameter : 16cm

 Maximum capacity : No.38

 Price : 16,000 JPY

 Product ID: GK05


Chestnut Go Bowls

 Diameter : 16cm

 Maximum capacity : No.38

 Price : 7,500 JPY

 Product ID: GK06


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