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Board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA made Chinese kaya Tenchi-masa 3.5-Sun (about 109 mm thick) Table Go Board No.79029 *Off-spec BF+CM

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This Go board is made by board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA.

This Tenchi-masa 3.5 sun (109 mm thick) 1-pisece table Go board is made from Chinese Kaya wood.
Ichi-jo-saku (一如 作)means "made with Ichi-nyo spirit" is the proof of his work.
The lines of a board are marked using Tachi-mori, the skill of drawing lines using a Japanese sword. This traditional technique highlights the beauty of natural grain patterns and the texture of lacquered line is smooth and has also a nice feeling.
The works of Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA feature very thin markings lines, that create elegance and beauty.

Chinese kaya one-piece board.
This 109 mm-thick table Go board is the super high grade with extraordinary presence.

The bottom side has a tar spot.
This board has some stain,grown knot.
There is a crack between one cutting side to another side,but surface is clear and beautiful.
Crack is very shallow and already fixed so it will not bother you in daily use.
*Please check the photo images.
All Go stones, Go boards, Shogi pieces, Shogi boards, Go bowls, etc. are made using natural materials.
For this reason, some products may present defects such as flaw, stain, crack and/or wood knots, or damages caused at the time of manufacturing and/or storage, and thus they cannot be sold at full price.
We do not sell any product with significant defects. We may sell some products with minor defects as "off-spec products" at a discounted price upon confirmation that customers are duly aware of any defects in advance.
We try our best to describe the condition of any defect as precisely as possible using pictures and text.
Please order items only after checking and accepting the condition of defects. Thank you.
*'Defects' refer to any scratch and flaw.

Yoshida Gobanten was established in 1916 and continuously made various Go and Shogi boards for more than 100years.
The owner takes over the name of 'Master Yoshida Torayoshi' for generations.
All the boards made by the 3rd and 4th generation of Yoshida Torayoshi, the present owner, have engraved words of Ichi-jo (一如) in Chinese character, as the evidence of his work.
The word 'Ichi-jo' is a part of famous four-character idiom 'Busshin Ichi-nyo (物心一如)', that literally means 'matter and mind are one/body and mind as one'.
This implies a strong will that when we make boards, our board and mind are as one.
The engraved words 'Ichi-jo (一如)' is the evidence of Go master, who made this board with his spirit and board as one.
We are happy to offer these special boards made by the Go board master Mr. YOSHIDA Torayoshi, for his devotion and his long years of experience and outstanding technique.

Kaya is regarded as one of the best materials to make Go and Shogi boards, because of its good sound and feel when placing the stones, moderate elasticity, beautiful grain, color, gloss and luster, and aroma.
There are three types of kaya trees: "Hyuga kaya" which is grown and harvested in a mountainous area in the southern part of Kyushu, Japan, "Japanese-grown honkaya" which is grown in other areas of Japan, and "Chinese-grown honkaya" which is mainly grown in Yunnan Province, China. Generally, Japanese-grown honkaya is said to be better than Chinese honkaya in terms of quality.
Chinese kaya tends to be less valued than Japanese kaya due to its reddish wood color, wood quality, and rarity, but this material is often sold at a relatively affordable price for a high-quality board.

*Go board materials are explained detail in "How to choose a board".
Please take a look.
Go to "How to choose a board".
"Tenchi-masa" literally means the grain runs from the top to the bottom or from the sky (ten) to the earth (chi).
As there is no visible itame (flat grain), you can see the beautiful masame (straight grain) from the top to the bottom of the board.
When the top and bottom surfaces have masame (straight grain) but the side has itame (flat grain), the board is classified as tenchi-masa.
Just like the shihou-masa board, the tenchi-masa board is made from a large-diameter, well-aged tree.
The kaya (Japanese Torreya) tenchi-masa board is synonymous with the finest Go boards made of valuable wood.
Also, most of the boards called tsugi-ban or hagi-ban (composition boards made from several pieces of wood joined together) have tenchi-masa or masame (straight grain).

*Go board cutting styles are explained detail in "How to choose a board".
Please take a look.
Go to "How to choose a board".
  • Product
    board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA made 1-piece table Go board *Off-spec
    Tenchi-masa 3.5 sun / 10.9cm thick
    Item No.79029
  • Size (height×width×thick×leg)
    458 mm × 426 mm × 109 mm
  • Weight : About 12.6kg
  • Included : Certificate

  • Please bear the actual cost for shipping charges outside Japan.
All Go stones, Go boards, Shogi pieces, Shogi boards, Go bowls, etc. are made using natural materials.
For this reason, some products may present defects such as flaw, stain, crack and/or wood knots, or damages caused at the time of manufacturing and/or storage, and thus they cannot be sold at full price.
We do not sell any product with significant defects. We may sell some products with minor defects as "off-spec products" at a discounted price upon confirmation that customers are duly aware of any defects in advance.
We try our best to describe the condition of any defect as precisely as possible using pictures and text.
Please order items only after checking and accepting the condition of defects. Thank you.
*'Defects' refer to any scratch and flaw.

You may find small knots, burrs, rolled-in bark as all these products are made of natural trees.
There may be some small flaw or scratch, dent, chipping.

Only 1 piece in stock!

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