Yunzi Double Convex Stones and Camphor Wood 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, have a nice heavy feel, and leave an audible ''snap'' as you place them on the board. 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 with complete certainty what they're made of. Although rumor has it that the ingredients include Yunnan mountain stone mixed with agate. To make sure that the stones are genuine, hold them up to the light and look for a greenish halo form around the edge. This is a unique characteristic of Yunzi stones.
These Yunzi stones are matched with a pair of camphor wood bowls and a vinyl carrying case. Camphor wood is not only beautiful, but it is also durable making it great for storing Go stones.
- 181 black and 180 white genuine Yunzi Go stones. 9.2mm (Size 33) double convex stones measure 9.2mm tall and 21.5mm wide (approximately 0.36" x 0.85").
- 2 camphor bowls (gosu) that measure 5.9" x 3.9" (150mm x 100mm). The bowls fit stones up to 9.2mm (Size 33).
- A vinyl carrying case is included.
- 2 securing straps for bowl lids are also included.