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Hon kaya Table Go Board No.78003

Go board craftsman Mr. Keiji MIWA made 2.8 sun 1-piece board

This page features a long-established Go board shop in Nagoya “Miwa Gobanten” founded in 1917, that is more than 100 year old now. All these boards are made by Mr. Keiji MIWA, the third generation owner of this Go board maker. Please enjoy learning about their history and all their passion for Go Board making, material wood, carving technique, Tachimori and so forth.

■History
Miwa Gobanten is a long-established Go board manufacturer and shop in Nagoya, that was founded in 1917, with the history of more than 100 years. Now the workshop and shop are owned and operated by Mr. Keiji MIWA with his official artist name "KEIHO". He is the third generation owner, following Mr. Saburo MIWA as the first generation and Mr. Yasuharu MIWA as the second generation. The origin dates back to the first owner Mr Saburo MIWA, who was a craftsman of Hako Hibachi (box type brazier), loved Shogi and Igo very much. Saburo learnt from one craftsman in Osaka how to make Shogi and Go boards.

■Philosophy and Passion: Identifying wood quality and professional drying technique
We are highly proud of the quality of our boards but also all the process starting from selecting material wood through drying technique. Currently. The third generation owner Mr. Keiji MIWA has visited a lot of lumber markets all over Japan to see and feel as many as wood as possible with his own eyes and identification skill, even though many Japanese Go board manufacturers depend only on distributors to purchase material woods.
Supported by his long experience, Mr. Keiji MIWA acquired a special skill to identify the best wood to make best Go and Shogi boards, making their products truly valuable that we are able to proudly introduce to our customers. Especially we want to emphasize their splendid drying process. Miwa Gobanten has kept natural drying method, among them some of the wood are dried for more than 10 years long.

■Philosophy and Passion: Carving on legs
People say that carving on board legs always requires patience of craftsman. Carving work using a small knife is not a simple work. They finish carving and engraving just a few pieces in a day. Furthermore, it also requires additional polishing work that usually takes several days more to finish.

■Philosophy and Passion: tachimori
The symbol of high-end Go and Shogi board is Tachimori, making lines on board using a Japanese sword. Miwa Gobanten adopts a special Tachimori technique called ‘Yarai’. They apply Japanese lacquer on the tip of sword blade and gently press and print it down on the wooden board. This method enables them to make beautiful, gentle, smooth and elegant lines that can be only accomplished by a manual work. These boards with Tachimori lines are true value of Miwa Keiji as the top artisan in this field.

He has long experience in board making and knows how the weather and humidity will affect lacquer conditions. He accumulated all kinds of data so that he will able to fully utilize these information in his Tachimori process. Japanese lacquer as painting material is hard to handle as it is easily affected by temperature and humidity. By fully utilizing both of his experience and accumulated data, he always tries to produce the best of best quality Go and Shogi boards from his workshop.

Tenchi-masa 2.8sun 1-piece board made by famous craftsman Mr. Keiji MIWA.
It is engraved with a proof "Keiho" manufactured by Keiji MIWA.

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.

This 85 mm-thick table Go board is the high grade with extraordinary presence.
Beautiful board with close straight grain patterns.This thick board is truly rare.

Beautiful board with intergrown knot on the surface of top, side and bottom.
There is some stain on bottom and side, top surface has dirt, cutting side has small scratch.
*Please check in the photo image.


  • Details
    Tenchi-masa 2.8 sun 1-piece board
    Item No.78003
  • Size (height×width×thick)
    462 mm × 431 mm × 85 mm
  • Weight : About 8.2 kg
  • Certificate
  • Actual shipping cost shall be coved by the customer.


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Product NamePriceQuantityStock
Honkaya Table Go Board No.78003Honkaya Table Go Board No.78003
Tenchi-masa 2.8 sun 1-piece board
275,000JPY

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