18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976
18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976

18cm Floor Board Set - Shin-kaya - Chestnut - Slate & Shell - Free International Express Shipping - #80976

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This 18cm thick goban was removed from a closet in Fukui prefecture where it had apparently been sitting unused for 20 years. It weighs 17kg, which makes it quite a formidable board. It is a lovely cross-cut (shihou-masa) that provides parallel lines along the ends, the playing surface, and the underside. A cut like this is only possible on an immense trunk, so it comes with a sticker authenticating that the logging company had the necessary permission to harvest this tree.

It was clearly a very slow-growing tree because the growth rings are extremely thin and the board weight is not far off from its height, making it quite dense - though not as dense as kaya. The grid-lines are slightly raised, a result of being hand-lacquered by tachimori (check out this tachimori youtube video).

    The legs are a wonderful warm color with good lines. They show good signs of white wax residue. I'd recommend cleaning them off with a dry towel, along with the board, and reapplying a wax paste to both. 

    Visit my Care Instructions to learn more.

    The stones are slate and shell, approximately size 30, and are only 2 white pieces short of a full set which I will send separately. They weren't measured or photographed very well, so you will need to do that when they arrive and I cannot promise that they are above Utility grade. Please measure them and take some photos so that I can replace any missing or broken pieces with the best match possible - this is included in the purchase price. 

    All told, this set weighs 21kg. 

    Shipping Details: 
    FedEx International Priority shipping to the US from Japan is already included in the purchase price for free, a $300 service that reduces the actual transit time to only 5 business days. This does represent a majority of the overall cost, but is necessary given the board's size. The upside is that a FedEx box has sufficient room for padding in order to avoide shipping damage. A FedEx tracking number will be provided 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.

    Learn more about our Vintage products.

    Inventory #80976