This board was acquired from go board seller in Yokohama City. It is 14cm thick, and stands 26.5cm tall with legs.
It looks like Katsura, with a lovely orange tone throughout. It does have a slight tone shift near the bottom, so I wonder if it might be Matsu. It has been very well taken care of by its paulownia cover so the edges and corners are very nice. There is a chance that it will not fit in a Seamail box with the cover on, so FedEx shipping may be necessary.
I suspect that there's a faint coffee ring on the playing surface. It was sold at a discount and I'll pass that along to you. If there is a stain, it will hopefully come out with a hair dryer or a hot iron over a cotton cloth, but something like Barkeeper's Friend might be necessary. A number of youtube videos go into stain removal: https://youtu.be/7oIhntH9cpE
Seamail shipping to the US from Japan is already included in the purchase price for free - however, this service takes up to 2-3 months. You may upgrade to FedEx shipping for a fee, which reduces the shipping time to only 5 business days. This also means your items will have more room for padding and spend less time in transit, so they are less likely to be damaged by the shipping. If you wish to add this service you can do so either at Checkout (if this is the only item in your cart) or by adding the FedEx Upgrade to your Cart. In either case you will have a tracking number from the shipping service that you can use to sign up for notifications.
Please understand that this is a vintage item, so it is sold in an as-is condition.
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