『"Board craftsman Mr. Yoshida" Special Feature』403YG-S04 4-Piece Miniature Shogi Set

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『"Board craftsman Mr. Yoshida" Special Feature』

This Shogi set is miniature 4-piece shogi set includes famous board craftsman Mr.Yoshida made table Shogi board, Shogi pieces, Shogi pieces stand and Shogi pieces bag.

This compact miniature Go board set is about 2/3 the size of a regular table Shogi board, so we recommend this Shogi set for those who want a compact Shogi set or a gift set for someone who enjoys playing Shogi.
 It is recommended for daily use or as a gift.

Limited time offer, one set only.
Regular price 88,000 JPY ⇒ 『Yoshida Gobanten Feature』price 77,900 JPY (10,100 JPY OFF)

*It is only available from 3/22 - 4/4 JST.

Shogi pieces
These Shogi pieces are Mikurajima-hon-tsuge (Mikura Island grown boxwood) made writing Shogi pieces for this miniature Shogi board set.
*These are smaller sized Shogi pieces than regular pieces.
*Please check the photo images.
*A special Shogi pieces bag is included.

Shogi board
This miniature table Shogi board made by board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA.
This shogi board is a miniature shogi board about 2/3 of the normal size. This Kiura 1.0 sun (about 30 mm thick) table Shogi board is made from Hyuga kaya wood.
This is rare and valuable products as this is made from Hyuga 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.

Shogi pieces stand
This is a pair of Hyuga-kaya made Shogi pieces stands made to order for this set.
It is manufactured slightly lower than the top surface to match the height of the board.
This Shogi pieces stands are simple finish made with only beveled edges.

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.

”Kiura” cutting style applies to the center (core) of the log and itame (flat grain) appears on the top surface of the board.
The top surface has masame (straight grain) at both ends and an oval or bamboo shoot-like pattern or irregular itame pattern in the center.
Itame (flat grain) appears on the top surface.
This is the most valuable cutting style of the itame wood.

*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.

"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".
It is becoming more and more difficult to obtain Hyuga kaya wood.

The top, bottom and one cutting side has intergrown knots.
*Please check the photo images.
  • Product : Board craftsman Mr. Torayoshi YOSHIDA made miniature 1-piece table Shogi board
    Kiura 1.0-Sun / 3.0 cm thick
    Product No. : No.89028
  • Size (height × width × thick)
    270 mm × 245 mm × 30 mm
  • Weight : About 1.0 kg
  • Included:Certificate, miniature Shogi Pieces and Shogi Pieces stand

  • 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.

Only 1 piece in stock!

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