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Hyuga-kaya Go Board with Legs No.74013

Ten-masa 6.7-sun (20.5cm thick) *Used in the 3rd game of the 30th Hon-inbo title match

This Ten-masa Go board with legs is made from Hyuga kaya wood with the thickness of 6-sun 7-bu 5-rin (standard thickness is 7-sun <21cm> ).
This board was actually used in the 3rd game of the 30th Hon-inbo title match between Mr. Yoshio ISHIDA 9-dan and Mr. Eio SAKATA 9-dan. The match was held on 9th and 10th of June, 1975 in Tsuneishi, Nukamuka Town, Hiroshima Prefecture Japan. At the bottom of the board, there are calligraphy writings showing Yoshio ISHIDA 9-dan’s professional name ‘Hon-inbo SHUHO’ and signature of ‘TENSHIN’, Eio SAKATA 9-dan’s professional name, place, date and the official name of the match.

This thick Ten-masa 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 3rd game of the 30th Hon-inbo title match
The 30th Hon-inbo title match drew a lot of attention because people’s interest were if Sakata would be able to regain the title from Ishida, who held the title for last 4 consecutive years. Sakata won the 1st through 3rd games, so everyone thought Sakata would surely regain the title. However, Sakata lost the last 4 games and eventually Sakata could not get the title. This board is a witness of history that was actually used in the 3rd game of historical match.

Mr. Yoshio ISHIDA, 9 dan: first became a holder of Hon-inbo Title in 1971 at the age of 22, the youngest record in Japan at that time, then he changed his professional Go player’s name to SHUHO. He became the 24th Hon-inbo after winning his 5th consecutive titles. Ishida was given the nickname "The Computer" because his play and counting skills were far more accurate than other pros. He got 24 titles in total.

Mr. Eio SAKATA, 9 dan: Sakata changed his professional Go player’s name to Hon-inbo EIJU after winning his 7th consecutive titles in Hon-inbo matches. He was later called the 23rd Hon-inbo. He was regarded as the strongest professional Go players in Showa Era (1926-1989). He had a number of records in Japan, such as winning total 64 titles in various matches, first Meijin record, and 7 consecutive titles in Hon-inbo matches as well. On the 29th of April 1990, he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star.


"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.

Beautiful board made from Hyuga Kaya wood. However, since the board was used in the title game 45 years ago, there are scratches and deterioration over time.
Please understand.

  • Details
    Ten-masa 6.7-sun (20.5 cm thick)
    Item No.74013
  • Size (height×width×thick×leg)
    462 mm × 425 mm × 205 mm × 125 mm
  • Weight : About 21 kg
  • Paulownia cover, Cotton cover
  • Certificate
  • Bundled service goods *These Go stones and Go bowls were actually used in the game.
    ・Legendary Hyuga Special Clam Go Stones,Snow grade size 35~38(164),Nachiguro black Go stones(183)
    ・Stripe Ebony Go Bowls with Paulownia Box for Bowls *inscription by the 8th generation Kanbee Fukui
    *Please check photo image.
    ・Paulownia Box for Go Board with legs

  • Actual shipping cost shall be coved by the customer.


*This product will exceed the weight limit for almost all kinds of shipping methods such as EMS, SAL, AIR, and SHIP, as the weight of this board is very heavy. If you want to ship this product to overseas, please contact us before placing an order.

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Product NamePriceQuantityStock
Hyuga Kaya Go Board with Legs No.74013Hyuga Kaya Go Board with Legs No.74013
Tenmasa 6.7-sun (20.5cm thick) *Used in the 3rd game of the 30th Hon-inbo title match
[Bundled service goods] Paulownia Cover for Go Board Go Board Cotton cover
5,500,000JPY

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