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Board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA made Japan grown kaya Shogi board with legs Ten-masa 5.7-Sun (about 174 mm thick) No.84005

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This Shogi board with legs made by board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA. 

This Ten-masa 5.7 sun (about 174 mm thick) Shogi board with legs is made from Japan grown kaya wood.
This is rare and valuable products as this is made from Japan grown kaya wood.

Bottom side of the board, the symbol "Ichi-jo-saku (一如 作)" is written with a brush.
*Please check the photo images.
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.

"Ten-masa" cutting style has masame (straight grain) only on the top surface of the board.
The bottom surface has itame (flat grain).
The general masame boards belong to this type.
The top surface is beautifully finished so the ten-masa board is highly valued.

*Go board cutting styles are explained detail in "How to choose a board".
Please take a look.
Go to "How to choose a board".
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 honkaya 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".
It is becoming more and more difficult to obtain Japan grown kaya wood.
When it comes to Shihou-masa 1-piece board that requires a large diameter material, it is a rare board because it is extremely difficult to make a new board.

There are stains of wood origin throughout.
There are scratches on the belly button and on the edge between the wood edge and the sides.
The top surface and the top of the wood have some intergrown knots.
The one intergrown knot in cutting side has small and thin hole.
*Please check the photo images.
  • Product : board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA made Shogi board with legs
    Ten-masa 5.7 sun / 17.4cm thick
    Item No.84005
  • Size (height × width × thick × legs)
    365 mm × 336 mm × 174 mm × 90 mm
  • Weight : About 11.5 kg
  • Included: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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