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Vintage Kaya Go Board: 19x19 Honkaya Itame Goban with Stones

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$1,650.00

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Folk Arts

FA-4197

Vintage 19x19 hon-kaya ("real kaya") ki-ura itame (flat-cut) goban (go board). Although itame boards are generally considered inferior to masame ("rift-cut" or "straight cut") boards, ki-ura boards like this one are the most prized of the various kinds of itame. This is because ki-ura boards, which are cut from the core of the kaya log, mostly exhibit straight grain lines on their playing surface which run parallel to the length of the board in a manner similar to masame boards, with the exception of a singular band of itame (or "flat grains") that runs down the center.

Included with this board is a full set of goishi (stones) stored in two kitani ("japanese-style," referring to their shape) goke (wooden bowls). The complete set of clamshell (white) goishi seems to be a composite of two different, incomplete sets, as 95 of the stones have a thickness of ~0.29", while the other 85 are slightly thinner, with a thickness of only ~0.19". Both the clamshell and the river slate (black) goishi have a diameter of ~0.87", while the river slate goishi, with a thickness of ~0.31", are slightly thicker than the clamshell goishi.

Includes:

  • 181 slate (black) and 180 clamshell (white) goishi (go stones) in two wooden Kitani Goke (Japanese-style wooden goishi bowls).
  • 19x19 lacquer playing grid
  • Cloth cover
  • Kiri wood cover/case
  • Kiri box for the two goke

Board:

  • Dimensions: 18.188" x 16.563" x 6.031" (length, width, body height)
  • Height from ground (i.e., with legs included): 10"

Clamshell (White) Goishi:

  • quantity: 180
    • chipped: 25
    • broken & glued: 1
  • dimensions:
    • 22mm, 7.5mm [diameter, thickness] x 95 goishi
    • 22mm, 5mm [diameter, thickness] x 85 goishi

River Slate (Black) Goishi:

  • quantity: 181
    • chipped: 12
  • 22mm, 8mm [diameter, thickness] x 181 goishi

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