This set was shipped to Colorado for refurbishing.
The board is gorgeous. It has very clean corners and edges, but it also has amazing grain. The heartwood color is consistent with Kaya, and that is further supported by the wavy grain, the high density and the sweet scent. To me it smells like vanilla and cloves.
The board is 5.51cm thick, and is a hagi board made of 4 separate pieces. This helps ensure that it will not warp over time, like some single-piece table boards have been known to do.
A watermark is present, but is far less visible following a scrub with isopropyl alcohol. At your request I will give it a Monkey Wax treatment before shipping - please let me know if this is desired by replying to your purchase confirmatiom email. I think this will help make the tone of the playing surface more consistent.
It comes with a modern paulownia storage box. The box suffered a bit in the shipping and has been reglued.
Please understand that this is a vintage item. If you wish to purchase one new, you can find similar boards at Mr. Kuroki's site in the $700 range (plus the case and the cost of shipping).
This item will be shipped via USPS within 3-5 business days. A small fee for this will be added at checkout and the remainder is included in the purchase price.