This thick goban set came to Baduk Club from a consignment shop in Tokyo.
The board is 20cm thick, which is incredibly large. It stands 32cm tall with 12cm legs. It comes with its original protective lid. It looks like Shin-Kaya, which is Alaskan Spruce. It has a Shihou-Masa cut, which provides straight lines on all 6 sides. This is the highest-regarded cut for fine boards, and requires an enormous piece of lumber.
The corners and edges are in great shape, protected by the paulownia lid. There are some subtle signs of the boards quality including the raised lacquer grid, the navel, and the double shoulders on each leg. There are some light scratches and the board could use a good cleaning. Visit my Care Instructions to learn more about caring for this board.
The reddish-brown bowls have great lines and are textbook Karin (quince), a wood with great longevity due to its density and high moisture content. Sometimes this wood is called Indian Rosewood, and it will subtly change from orange-red to red-brown to brown over time. They look size XL and come with a protective paulownia storage box.
The stones are slate and shell, but were not measured or counted. They look like size 30 in need of a good cleaning. If any of the stones are broken or missing, they will be replaced from our Colorado workshop so that you have a full set and this is included in the purchase price (please measure them with a caliper and email us).
All together, this set weighs 24kg.
This is a Vintage product.
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.
It may be possible to downgrade to Surface shipping by removing the legs and sending them separately with the bowls and stones in a second parcel. Please contact us to request this, as it is done at your own risk of shipping damage.
In either case, please allow a 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.