This board comes from a Go & Shogi dealer in Osaka. It is very dense, and has a warm tone. It weighs 13kg, which is quite a lot for a board that is only 14cm thick. It stands 26.5cm tall with legs. The endgrain is beautiful and wavy, and the growth lines are thin. A slow-growing tree like this may be Kaya or Katsura or Agathis. The cut is the most preferred cross-cut (kiura) which puts amazing waves in the center of the grid. The white wax residue is a good sign that the board has been cared for. There are some corner and edge blemishes, which you will see in the photos.
The bowls and stones come from a reseller in Kagawa. The bowls are Quince in very good shape, and are a nice reddish color but will turn more brown as the decades pass.
The stones are slate and shell, about size 36 (10.1mm thick). There are 179 white and they look snow-grade but may be moon. There are 181 black, plus 2 spares.
Please understand that these are vintage items. Visit our Care Instructions to learn about caring for a set of vintage gear.
FedEx International Priority shipping is standard with this set. 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. Then FedEx takes 5-10 business days in transit.