Shin Kaya 2.4" Go Table Board Goban
Brand: Yellow Mountain Imports
Shin kaya has the look and feel of the highly revered and very expensive kaya wood, but shin kaya is much less expensive. Our shin kaya comes from Tibetan spruce wood of the Yunnan province in southern China. To prevent warping over time, this board is made of 2-4 solid pieces of wood fused together. This 2.4" (60mm) board is Japanese standard size meaning the grids are 21.5mm x 23mm.
Never leave home without the answers to any game questions with included instruction booklet, "The Way to Go", by Karl Baker.
- Supreme Shin Kaya Wood: Shin Kaya is the Japanese name of this wood and translates to "alternative kaya"; shin kaya has the look and feel of the highly revered kaya wood, but it is much less expensive. Boards made of kaya are superior in their color, brightness, and considered ideally suited to the shell and slate stones.
- Japanese Standard Size: This board is Japanese standard size meaning the grids are 21.5 x 23 millimeters; the board's dimensions are 18.1 x 16.9 x 2.4 inches (46 x 43 x 6 centimeters); it has a 19x19 playing field.
- Durable & Solid Table Board: This board is made of 2-4 solid pieces of wood joined together to prevent warping over time; because of the nature of wood, the grain will be similar but not identical to the images you see in this product listing.
- We've Got You Covered: "The Way to Go" by Karl Baker is included in this set to explain essential rules and strategies of the classic game of Go.
- Reviews (1)
My New Go Board
I just opened my new Go Table Board made from 2.4 inch Shin Kaya wood. I received the board right on schedule, well packed and in perfect condition. This board has exceeded my expectations. I already own an Agathis board which has a paint wash surface to offset the dark grain of that wood. The Shin Kaya is made of Tibet spruce, a lighter and softer wood that allows my to enjoy the wood grain during play. I was also surprised to find this board was one piece when the web description said the board would be made from 2 to 4 pieces of wood joined together. I am writing this review right after unpacking the board, and am excited to enjoy the sound of stones on the surface. Perhaps my skill will improve. Thank you You, Yellow Mountain Imports.