This fabulous go board came from an antique shop in Fukuoka.
The lacquered board is lovely, featuring some kind of lacquer technique to imitate Kinsai (gold leaf application).
The board itself is probably Matsu (pine) or Shin-kaya (spruce). It is likely an Itame cut, or in woodworking terms a Plain-sawn board.
The design features numerous grasses, flowers and leaves on a riverbank with a full moon and it's reflection shimmering on the water.
A few spots do need to be touched up, we would recommend a black lacquer repair pen. The board does come with its original paperboard cover which is not in good shape.
FedEx International Priority shipping from Japan is already included in the purchase price, which reduces the transit time to only 5 business days. It is possible to save $140 by downgrading to Japan Post Surface shipping, but this would be done at your own risk so please contact us with the chat widget to request this. In either case, please allow a week for packing and Customs preparations, then we will send you the tracking details.