This awesome go set came to Baduk Club from a board game dealer in Kanagawa, Japan.
The board is 17.5cm thick, and stands 30cm tall on legs. It has an even yellow color typical of Shinkaya (Alaskan Spruce). It is a quarter-sawn board, a Shihou-masa cut. This cutting style is the highest rated, as it creates straight lines on all 6 of the board's surfaces. Such a cut is only possible with a tree of immense diameter. The board is in great condition, with nice edges and corners. There are some incidental marks. The legs are a similar yellow color and are probably also Shinkaya.
The bowls have a beautiful tone and wavy heather on the lids, a real delight. They may be Cherry but are probably Keyaki (Zelkova).
The stones are slate and shell, and come with their original box and documentation. They are size 34 (9.5mm). 2 spare stones are included of each color.
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 so that you can sign up for notifications.