This go board set comes from a reseller in Osaka. It stands 30cm tall with legs. It is a lovely tenmasa cross-cut. This cut puts parallel lines across the grid, down the endgrain, and along the underside. The sides have cross-grain patterns.
The corners and edges of the board look excellent. Judging by the color of the navel, my best guess is that this board was once finished with tung oil, which is great for longevity, and then later resurfaced. See my Care Instructions for more on that.
The bowls look like Zelkova, a light and bright tone with nice lines. They come with a protective paulownia box that has a great patina from age. There is some writing on the box that could be cleared up with isopropyl alcohol or turpentine if desired.
The stones are slate and shell, about size 32, but they were not closely examined. Please count them when they arrive and I will send replacement pieces so that you have 180 of each color (this is included in the purchase price).
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.
Please understand that this is a vintage item.