This set comes from a shop in Tokyo.
The board has very clean corners and edges, but it also has great grain and stands 20cm tall with the legs on. The cut is the most preferred cross-cut (kiura) which puts amazing waves in the center of the grid and lovely lines along the rest of the board for the eyes to follow. The grid is in excellent shape, and the grain underneath features heartwood and a few burls. The wax on the endgrain and underside is a great sign that the board has been cared for; it will mostly clear away with a dry cloth, then a fresh coat of wax will really glow.
The bowls are chestnut which turn brown with age. The stones are glass, and weren't counted or measured. They look like size 30 and fill the bowls.
International Seamail shipping with Japan Post (to almost everywhere) is already included in the purchase price - this service takes up to 3 months. You may upgrade to FedEx shipping by adding this upgrade to your cart - this gives your items more room for padding and reduces the transit time to 1-2 weeks. In either case, please allow 1-2 weeks for your package to clear customs, at which point we will email you 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.