This Masame Go board with legs is made from Hyuga kaya wood with the thickness of 6-sun (about 18 cm).
This board was actually used in the 5th game of the 30th Hon-inbo title match between Mr. Yoshio ISHIDA 9-dan and Mr. Eio SAKATA 9-dan. The match was held in 1975 in Shinsho-ji Temple, Narita City, Chiba Prefecture Japan. At the bottom of the board, there are calligraphy writings showing Yoshio ISHIDA’s professional name ‘Hon-inbo SHUHO’ and his signature ‘KOURIN’.
This Tenmasa board with legs (6-sun: 18 cm thick) is made from 700-year-old Hyuga Kaya wood grown in Miyazaki Pref. Japan. This board is a true gem in terms of quality, nice feeling when placing a stone, wood texture, and color tone that is specific to Miyazaki wood. The top surface has perfect straight grain patters, as if it was drawn using a ruler. The grain patterns are very elaborate and entirely even between each ring.
This thick Tenmasa board is truly rare and only limited number is available, as Hyuga Kaya Go board with legs will be no longer made due to the lack of material wood. Furthermore, this board was actually used in the famous Go title match (5th game), that fact added special value. The value of this board is not only in the quality and the rarity of material, but also its historical background.
・About the 5th game of the 30th Hon-inbo title match
"Hyuga Kaya" wood is known as the highest quality material to make Go boards thanks to its softness and perfect feeling when placing stones. It has great durability and beauty as well. The wood has unique fragrance, and the wood surface turns into light brown color as you use for a long time. Hyuga Kaya is the No.1 material.
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.
All four legs are hand-carved according to the color tone of the board and grain patterns to maximize the expression and impression of wood, and to best match with the board.
Beautiful board made from Hyuga Kaya wood. Side surface has an involvement of thin tree bark and inter-grown knot.Side has a green spot.Reinforced on the bottom of one leg.
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Masame 6.0-sun (18.4 cm thick)
- Size (height×width×thick×leg)
453 mm × 422 mm × 184 mm × 120mm
- Weight : About 18.5 kg
- Paulownia cover, Cotton cover
- Actual shipping cost shall be coved by the customer.