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Friday, July 21, 2006

Kaya Goban Used in 61st Honinbo Auctioned Off

Caught a piece of interesting news today. The goban used in the first match of the 61st Honinbo was auctioned off for 5,250,000 yen, or about 50,000 dollars in US. The board is of course, genuine Kaya, and about 6.5'' thick. Parts of the proceeds are apparently going to institutions that promote Go amongst Japanese youths.

The whole set with actual photographs of the match:

The glorious table board itself:

The inside of the cover showing signatures by both players:

The box itself:


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