This board came from Hyogo. It is probably Matsu (Pine) in good condition. At 14cm thick, this is the largest size board that can be shipped economically with Seamail.
There is white residue, which is dried wax - this is a good sign that the board was well-maintained. I actually refurbished one just like this recently.
It is a center-cut, inverted. It has a very warm color of heartwood throughout, so it is probably Katsura or Matsu. You can see a faint lightening along the very edges of the playing surface where the heartwood begins to transition.
The grid-lines are hand-lacquered tachimori.
International seamail shipping from Japan (to almost everywhere) is already included in the purchase price for free - however, this service takes up to 2-3 months. You may upgrade to FedEx shipping for a fee, which reduces the shipping time to only 5 business days. Purchasing this service can be done at Checkout (if there are no other items in your cart) or by adding the FedEx Upgrade to your Cart and has the added benefit of a larger box, so it is both more room for padding and less time in transit. In either case you will have 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.
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