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Hyuga Kaya with special dimension of 9*9-ro Table Go Board No.76835*Tachimori finish lines

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This Go board is made from the highest quality Hyuga Kaya with special dimension of 9*9-ro board.
The 9*9-ro board is quite thick and stable, as it is 1/4 scale of standard-sized board with 19*19 ro.
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.

This is a beautiful board with a strong yellowish color peculiar to Hyuga-kaya and the straight wood grain of the top.
This Go board is a beautiful board without any complaints, and the rare item with no particular defects point.
*Please check photo images.
This product is perfect for a gift, collection, and of course, can be used in Go games and matches.
"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.

"Hyuga kaya" is a special type of close-grained Japanese nutmeg tree grown and harvested in a mountainous area in the southern part of Kyushu, Japan.

The reason why Hyuga kaya from Miyazaki Prefecture is of the highest quality is because of the natural environment in which the tree grows.
The climate in southern Kyushu and the Miyazaki area has relatively big temperature differences between daytime and night time, a lot of rainfall, and strong direct sunlight, all of which help trees to produce clear-grain grains.
The wood grows on rocky terrain and requires several hundred years to grow into a tree large enough to be used as Go board material.
This is why it is considered a top-quality product, due to its rarity as well as its wood quality.
The grain of the wood is very fine and dense, so it rarely causes warpage or distortion.

Hyuga kaya boards are used in various title matches and famous tournaments.
The sound of the placing of stones on the board is very clear. Moreover, as it is used over the years, it will take on a refined candy-colored luster, further enhancing its maturity.

*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" cutting style 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).

*Wood cutting style details in "How to choose a board".
Please take a look.
Go to "How to choose a board".
  • Hyuga Kaya with special dimension of 9*9-ro board
    Tenchi-masa 0.9 sun / about 30 mm
    Product No. : No.76835
    Size:222 mm × 201 mm × 30 mm
    Weight : About 0.7 kg

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  • 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.

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