eMail from China
Pong Yen from Yellow Mountain Imports is currently in China and he took the time to email me some photographs of Go equipment at retail. He will be visiting a factory soon and will, if he can, send more photos of the manufacturing processes.
The images below are at their actual sizes. They may have been taken with a phone camera.
This goban has an interesting dual-dragon relief.
This seems to be a replica of an antique goban. One like it was featured in a woodblock print by Kubo Shunman in the 1800s.
These are Go Seigen styled bowls but Pong said that they were of a different wood and too small. I'm guessing that single-convex Yunzis would fit in these but not bi-convex ones.
These look like they might be slate and shell, but the black stones are unusually glossy. The slight greenish tinge makes me think that they might instead be made of marble. Pong didn't give details in his email.