This thick goban came to Baduk Club from a private home in Fukuoka.
The go board is 17cm thick, which is very large. It stands about 30cm tall with legs on. It looks like Shin-kaya with a great Cross Cut (Tenchi-masa) which results in parallel lines on 4 of the 6 surfaces (the sides will show cross-grain). The corners and edges are quite clean.
The stones are not included - they are an incomplete set and are being mailed to Colorado for refurbishing.
FedEx International Priority shipping from Japan (to everywhere) is already included in the purchase price for free, a service that reduces the actual transit time to only 5 business days. This is a big part of overall cost, but necessary to provide sufficient room for padding.
Some countries allow larger parcels like this to be shipped with Japan Post Seamail, which would add the possibility of downgrading the shipping to save on shipping cost. This is not recommended, but we leave it up to you. Before contacting us to request this, please check the Japan Post website to verify that your country allows the larger size (300cm type A instead of 200cm type B).
In either case, please allow 1 week for the board to be packed and to clear Customs, then a tracking number will be provided that you can use to sign up for notifications.