Mr. Kuroki's Gallery of Wonderful Goods
It has been dried over a period of 15 years.
$110,000. Must protect those soft little goban legs!
Mr. Kuroki has made a new addition to his website, The Gallery of Wonderful Goods. These are beyond the discretionary spending limits of most of us but you may want to keep them in mind if you ever win the lottery.
Below are a few more of the highlights. As always, you can click on the images for enlargements.
Price based on negotiation. (The size 38 ones go for $126,400.)
Yahoo! Auctions (Japan)
Maybe you're the sort that prefers something a little more exotic or embellished. In which case, you should prowl about Yahoo! Auctions in Japan and look at some of these other items.
Offered at a starting bid of 6,000,000 Yen (about US$52,200) was this goban and gosu painted mostly in gold with scenes from historical Japan.
A little easier on the wallet is Sai's goban offered at a starting bid of $13. That looks like a cell-phone next to it in the first photo. I'm guessing that the goban is a miniature replica.
Below is an image from the Hikaru No Go Artbook upon which the goban is based. The goban might have been based on an actual historical piece similar to that shown on Mr. Oojier's blog.