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Board craftsman Mr.Torayoshi Yoshida made Chinese kaya Masa-Moku 2.3-Sun (about 70 mm thick) 1-piece Table Go Board No.79036F

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

This Masa-Moku 2.3 sun (70 mm thick) 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.

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 "China-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".
It is a rare wood-cutting style board called "masa-moku".
"masa-moku" is a wood cutting style where you can enjoy both the well-grained wood grain "Masa" and the complex and beautiful wood grain of "Moku".
There are slight color stains on the top surface, but there are almost no other defects, and it is a bright and beautiful board with good color.
There is a slight color stain on the top surface.
*Please check the photo images.
  • Product
    Board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA made Chinese Kaya 1-piece table Go board
    Masa-Moku 2.3 sun / 7.0cm thick
    Item No.79036F
    Size (height×width×thick)
    458 mm × 425 mm × 70 mm
    Weight : About 6.0kg
    Included:Certificate

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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.

    Only 1 piece in stock!

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