Yunzi Double Go Game Convex Stones and Jujube Bowls - 8.8mm (Size 32)
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 jujube date wood bowls and a vinyl carrying case. Each bowl is hollowed out from a single piece of wood. In addition to their natural beauty, they are highly durable, keep their shape over time and are unaffected by moisture, making jujube one of the best woods for go bowls. The handy carrying case will keep your bowls scratch free and prevent those stones from falling out when moving about.
- 181 black and 180 white genuine Yunzi stones. 8.8mm (Size 32) double convex stones measure 8.8mm tall and 21.5mm wide (approximately 0.35" x 0.85").
- Two jujube bowls (gosu) that measure 5.9" x 3.9" (150mm x 100mm). Bowls fit stones up to 9.2mm (Size 33). Includes vinyl stones and bowls carrier and securing bowl straps.