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Shin Kaya 1.6" Go Floor Board Goban


Brand: Yellow Mountain Imports

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Playing Go on a quality wood floor board bring connects one with the hundreds of generations of Go players who have played this way since ancient times. This shin-kaya goban is 3.8" high, making it convenient for floor or table play. Either way you'll enjoy it's natural beauty and traditional elegance.

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''. The lines are individually hand drawn.

  • One 1.6" (40mm) thick shin kaya solid wood floor board (goban). 4.2" (105mm) 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 1.6" (460mm x 430mm x 40mm). Playing field is 19x19.
  • Booklet on how to play go, "The Way to Go", by Karl Baker.

Item YN-FS002-A

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