Shin Kaya 2.4" Go Floor Board Goban
Brand: Yellow Mountain Imports
Playing Go on a quality wood floor board connects one with the hundreds of generations of Go players who have played this way since ancient times. This shin-kaya goban is 4.7" high, making it convenient for floor or table play. Either way, you'll enjoy its natural beauty and traditional elegance. The board is made from one solid piece of shin-kaya wood. The lines are individually hand drawn.
This board is made of quality shin-kaya wood. Most shin-kaya (Japanese for "alternative kaya") boards from Japan or Korea are made of spruce wood from Alaska or Siberia. Our shin-kaya Go boards are made of Tibet spruce wood from Yunnan Province in southern China. This type of wood is called "picea asperata" in Latin and is sometimes called "dragon spruce" or "Tibet Spruce".
- One 2.4" (60mm) thick shin kaya solid wood floor board (goban). 5" (125mm) thick with legs included. Please note, because of the nature of wood, the grain will be similar but not identical to the pictures.
- Board is Japanese standard size (21.5mm x 23mm grids) and measures 18.1" x 16.9" x 2.4" (460mm x 430mm x 60mm). Playing field is 19x19.
- Booklet on how to play go, "The Way to Go", by Karl Baker.
- Stones sold separately. Please see our other listings for Go stones!