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Legendary Yaku Kaya Go board with legs Ten-masa 6.3-Sun (about 191 mm thick)NO.74009F

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This is Tenmasa Go board with legs (6.3-sun/19.1cm thick) made by famous craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA.


This board is called '*Legendary Yaku Kaya' Go board.




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.


All four legs are hand-carved according to the color tone of the board and grain patterns to maximize the expression and impression of wood, and to best match with the board.



'Legendary Yaku Kaya' board is a 6.3-sun (19.1cm thick) Tenmasa Go board, made from 2,000year-old giant torreya tree in Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Pref. Japan.
As they are from Yakushima Island, designated as UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 1993, there will be no possibility to cut Yaku Kaya tree in the future because of strict preservation rule.
Even before 1993, only a few torreya trees were cut down and shipped.
As they have been grown in the very unique environment and climate in Yakushima Island, the wood contains much more oil in it and its smell is very different from normal torreya.
The tree has peculiar character and grains are not straight at all.
Please enjoy excellent feeling when placing Go stones on the board as the wood texture is quite soft, that is specific to very old trees.
Please do not miss this chance to purchase 'Yaku Kaya' Tenmasa thick board because this board will be the last one, not available in the future.

'Yaku Kaya' (Japanese torreya) wood is the superb gem. You can enjoy the difference between Yaku Kaya and Hyuga Kaya in terms of grain patterns.

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.

There are some small cracks and stains.
However, we keep the 6.3-sun (19.1cm) thickness to showcase the rarity of wood.

Please note that the edges have a bit of tar, small cracks, stains, and repaired cracks remain from the bottom to the cutting side. Grains are clear and dynamic.
*As Yaku Kaya contains quite a lot of oil in the wood, we apply enough wax so as to make the finishing surface smooth.

*Please check the photo images.
  • Product
    'Legendary Yaku Kaya' Go board with legs
    Tenmasa 6.3-sun (19.1cm thick)
    Item No.74009F
  • Size (height×width×thick×leg)
    459 mm × 424 mm × 191 mm × 120 mm
  • Weight : About 20.5kg
  • included:Paulownia cover, Cotton cover
  • Certificate

  • 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.

Only 1 piece in stock!

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