This board came to Baduk Club from an antique dealer in Tokyo. It is 15cm thick, and stands 26.5cm tall with legs.
It is an Center Cut (kiura itame) that shows off the heart of the tree on the playing surface. The color is a nice warm orange-brown, that fades towards the edges as you leave the heartwood. The off-center nature of the cut is very unique and creates a very interesting heartwood pattern on the surface.
It was a slow-growing tree, as we can see from the dense lines and the high weight (14kg). A sticker on the underside indicates Matsu (pine). There are are some scratches and small dents, the worst are included in the photos.
The feet are in good shape. Wax residue on the feet and the underside of the board are a good indicator of being well-cared-for. That should brush off easily with a dry cloth before you rewax it, visit my Care Instructions to learn more.
This is a Vintage item.
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 and will involve separating the feet to send separately. You may upgrade to FedEx shipping by adding the Express upgrade to your cart (size Large), which reduces the shipping time to only 5 business days, and 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. In either case you will have a tracking number from the shipping service that you can use to sign up for notifications.