This set came to Baduk Club from a private home in Tokyo, Japan.
The board is a single-piece, cut in the Plain-sawn style (Kiura Itame). This cutting style shows off the endgrain where you will sit, so you can view the beautiful heartwood. The sides feature straight lines, and the playing surface will be unique like a fingerprint. This is an ideal cut when the tree is not large enough to be quarter-sawn.
The wavy heartwood of the endgrain points toward Kaya, but it is hard to tell the material. It is a high-quality board, evidenced by the raised lacquer grid. An application of yellow paint was added to make the board a more uniform color, which was the popular style in the 80s. It could be Gingko or something similar.
The legs are are a reddish-brown, most likely Katsura or Matsu.
The edges and corners are in great shape, as it comes with a cloth cover and paulownia lid.
Airmail shipping from Japan with FedEx International Priority is already included, there will be no additional fee at checkout.
You can downgrade to Japan Post shipping to save $40 by using the discount code JAPANPOST at checkout. This will be at your own risk, as the Surface Shipping transit time is up to 3 months.
In either case, please allow one week for packing and Customs, then we will email you a tracking number from the shipping service that you can use to sign up for notifications.