Yunzi Double Go Game Convex Stones and Bamboo Bowls - 9.2mm (Size 33)
Brand: Yellow Mountain Imports
This is a set of Yunzi professional Go stones, China's finest. Yunzi stones are beautiful to look at, carry a nice heavy feel, and possess excellent 'snap' qualities. The stones will actually look nicer over time as they absorb moisture and natural oils from your fingertips.
Yunzi stones have been made for almost a thousand years in the same area of Yunnan Province in southern China. The secret recipe for making them is closely guarded, and nobody outside of Yunnan knows for sure what they're made of - although rumor has it that the ingredients include agate and Yunnan mountain stone mixed with agate. To make sure that stones are genuine, hold them up to the light and you will see a greenish halo form around the edge. This is a unique characteristic of Yunzi. The texture, symmetry, and precision of these Go sets is captivating and sublimely captures the essence of the game. If you haven't played with these stones before you'll find it to be a completely different experience than playing with glass or plastic stones. The stones have a balance and deep coloring that is instantly noticeable and leave an audible "snap" as you place them on the board.
The Yunzi stones are matched with a pair of sturdy bamboo bowls.
- 181 black and 180 white genuine Yunzi stones. 9.2mm (Size 33) double convex stones measure 9.2mm tall and 21.5mm wide (approximately 0.36" x 0.85").
- Two bamboo bowls (gosu) that measure 6.3" x 4.3" (160mm x 110mm). Bowls fit stones up to 10.4mm (Size 37). Includes vinyl stones and bowls carrier and securing bowl straps.
- Reviews (7)
I love these yunzi
I always wanted yunzi stones and these are great. You do have to oil them but it's not that bad.
I love the set and the stones feel great. I did use a sewing machine oil though I'm not sure how much of a difference I can notice right away besides that the white powder was gone. I did notice that quite a few of the stones vary in thickness. I'm not sure if that's normal with real stones. I did get a few that were chipped but I got 10+ extra for black and white so I could easily throw them out and not notice a difference. I love how nice the bowls are as well. I'm sure these will last a long time.
Everything is just perfect. Thank you, guys!
these are excellent stones, especially for the money. To make them look their best, you should rinse and oil them (once). instructions for doing so are included, and it's fast and easy. I used mineral oil (just a few drops) and they really look great. everyone loves these stones.
All pieces, game board, etc. were perfect condition and nice quality, but the zipper tab on the bag immediately broke off my first time trying to use it.