This thick go board came to Baduk Club from an antique shop in Wakayama, Japan.
The board is 18cm thick, and stands 30cm tall on legs. It is a quarter-sawn board, a Shihou-masa cut. This cutting style is the highest rated, because it creates straight lines on all 6 of the board's surfaces. Such a cut is only possible with a tree of immense diameter. It has an even yellow color typical of Shinkaya (Alaskan Spruce).
The board comes with a paulownia lid for protection, as well as an old cotton cover.
FedEx International Priority shipping from Japan (to nearly anywhere) is already included. This service reduces the actual transit time to only 5 business days, and also allows more room for padding in order to avoid shipping damage. Please allow a week for Customs preparations, then we will email you a tracking number that you can use to sign up for notifications.