Go Equipment - traditional go sets


The ancient Chinese game of 'wei qi', known as 'baduk' in Korea, is more commonly called by its Japanese name 'go' in England. It is thought to be the world's oldest and most popular board game. Stuart Dowsey's descriptions of the traditional playing equipment used in Japan were first published in the British Go Journal 1980-81 and are reproduced here with the kind permission of the British Go Association. (The costs mentioned have not been updated from the original articles, and are therefore no longer reliable.)



"Wood, Shell and Stone"  by  Stuart Dowsey

Go Boards
Go Stones
Go Bowls

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originally published in the BGJ - No.50 (Nov 1980)
originally published in the BGJ - No.52 (Mar 1981)
originally published in the BGJ - No.53 (Jun 1981)

4 photos of go sets



go pics Takagawa Shukaku vs Sakata Eio  (16th Honinbo, 1961)
Fujisawa Shuko vs Cho Chikun  (7th Kisei, 1983)
Weed playing go at the Billericay Club
"Bert And John" (Transatlantic 144, 1966)



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Harry Fearnley's Go Page
rec.games.go (Google Newsgroup archive)
Sensei's Library - recommended
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Guo Juan's Go School



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other Dave Lorkin (Billericay Go Club) interviewed on Phoenix FM (2010)



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