This Japanese go board was shipped to Colorado for refurbishing. It may be a kind of Kaya, as it bears a sticker ensuring that the proper permits were held for cutting the tree it was made from. It may also have been a slow-growing Spruce, as it does not have a distinct sweet scent. In any case, the growth rings are tightly packed and it is very dense.
The board is gently used. It was scrubbed with a plastic abrasive and denatured alcohol, then treated with our Monkey Butter.
The board is 5.5cm thick, and is a hagi board made of 2 separate pieces. This helps ensure that it will not warp over time, like some single-piece table boards have been known to do. It stands on 4 plastic feet and weighs 5kg.
Over time a small amount of wear has occurred, and some of the corners are rounded slightly.
I took some photos when I was refurbishing the board, you can find that album on Instagram:
This is a vintage item.
This item ships from Colorado with UPS or USPS. Please allow business days, then you will receive an email notification with the tracking number. 20*20*5 14.8lb