This board came to Baduk Club from a pawn shop in Fukushima. It is 8.5cm thick, and stands 20cm tall with legs.
It is an Center Cut (kiura) that shows off the heart of the Pine tree on the playing surface. The color is a nice warm orange-brown, that fades towards the lower corners as you leave the heartwood.
The board shows the usual signs of wear of a used board, with some scratches. In addition, something was spilled on the side but should clean off with some soap and water. Wax residue on the feet and the underside of the board are a good indicator of being well-cared-for. That should brush off easily with a dry cloth before you rewax it, visit my Care Instructions to learn more.
As a bonus, a hagi folding board will be included. It folds with a pair of hinges.
This is a Vintage item.
Seamail shipping to the US from Japan is already included in the purchase price for free - however, this service takes up to 3 months. You may upgrade to FedEx shipping by adding the Express upgrade to your cart (size Large), which reduces the shipping time to only 5 business days, and this also means your items will have more room for padding and spend less time in transit, so they are less likely to be damaged by the shipping. In either case you will have a tracking number from the shipping service that you can use to sign up for notifications.