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Japan-grown Hon Kaya Masame 2-piece composition Table Shogi board (1.9-Sun / about 6.0 cm thick) No.86163

¥37,500

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This Shogi board is Japan grown Hon Kaya made Masame 2-piece composition table Shogi board (1.9-Sun / about 6.0 cm thick).

The soft color and beautiful grain of this Kaya wood allow you to fully enjoy the taste of the board.
Japan-grown Kaya Wood is considered to be the highest quality board material, but it is becoming more and more difficult to find domestic Kaya wood and is expected to become more and more rare.
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.



It is a beautiful board with a light wood color and straight grain on the top surface.
Color stains can be seen on the bottom and the side.
The bottom has an intergrown knot.
But there is no problem for regular use.
*Please check the pictures.
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.
The main difference between Japanese and Chinese kaya is the wood quality, caused by the natural environment where the tree was grown. Japanese kaya is usually lighter and more yellowish in color and has a unique wood aroma.
Depending on your preference, Japanese kaya is generally more highly valued than Chinese kaya, and the value and price of Japanese kaya tends to be higher due to the rarity of the wood.

In order to make a one-piece Go/Shogi board or board with legs, it is necessary to get a large tree between 200 and 800 years old.However, since logging is now prohibited in many forests in Japan, large-diameter kaya wood is almost impossible to find on the market.
The procurement of kaya is becoming more and more difficult and the Japanese Hon Kaya Go board is getting rarer year on year.

*Go board materials are explained detail in "How to choose a board".
Please take a look.
Go to "How to choose a board".
When the material itself is too large in diameter to make a one-piece board, or when the board cannot be made from a single piece of wood for any reason, it is sometimes made by joining pieces of wood together.

A board made in this way is called a "tsugi-ban" or "hagi-ban" (joined or composite board).
There are several types of these boards and the ones with a fewer number of pieces, with less variation in color and grain, are regarded as more valuable.
When using a composite board, we collect material wood that is as close as possible in wood color and grain in order to make the board as consistent as possible.
Then, the joints are precisely calculated and bonded together so that the lines are placed right over the joints as much as possible. (Not ensured in some cases)

In fact, we spend more time and effort to produce tsugi-ban boards, which are slightly less valuable than one-piece boards.
The composite board also has some advantages: since multiple pieces of material are joined in parallel, each piece is narrower and less prone to warping.

* "composition board" is explained detail in "How to choose a board".
Please take a look.
Go to "How to choose a board".
  • Product : Japan-grown Hon Kaya made 2-piece composition table Shogi board
    Masame 1.9-Sun / 6.0 cm thick
    Item No.86163
    Size (height × width × thick )
    363 mm × 334 mm × 60 mm
    Weight : About 3.7 kg
  • Included:Certificate

  • 1,000 JPY flat rate shipping within Japan, free shipping for purchases totaling 20,000 JPY or more.
    Please bear the actual cost for shipping charges outside Japan.
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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