This 19cm thick goban came to Baduk Club from a private home in Osaka. It is one of the thickest boards you will see.
The board is 13kg, and the end-grain is a tenchi-masa cut, which provides parallel lines along the ends, the playing surface, and the underside, with cross-grain patterns on the sides. The grid-lines are slightly raised, a result of being hand-lacquered by tachimori.
The bowls are black and white marble, and the stones are made of the same material. There are 180 of each color, plus a spare or two in case any are broken in shipping. The bowls and stones weigh 5kg on their own.
FedEx International Priority shipping from Japan (to anywhere) is already included in the purchase price for free, a $300 service that reduces the actual transit time to only 1-2 weeks. This does represent a huge part 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 avoid shipping damage. After 1-2 weeks to pack the items and clear Customs, we will email you a FedEx tracking number that you can use to sign up for notifications.
Please understand that this is a Vintage product, so it is sold in an as-is condition.