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Category: Board Games

Genre: strategy

Once in a Lifetime Go Board: Single Piece Kaya Go Board 8.6'' by Go Game Guru

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  • One among a kind Kaya Go board of the very best possible quality
  • Forged from a single piece of principally uncommon kaya
  • Board took more than 20 years to make, together with sparsely drying the wooden and working via hand with the timber
  • Famous all the way through Asia – has appeared on TV a lot of occasions, however has by no means been offered yet
  • Dimensions: 17.8 x 19.1 x 13.three in (forty five.1 x forty eight.4 x 33.eight cm). Weight: 46.three lb (21 kg).


There are other gorgeous kaya Go boards, however this one is really distinctive. Created by using master craftsman Shin Myongsik, this board used to be cast from a single piece of primarily rare kaya.

Mr Shin has been making Go boards for 50 years, given that he was 12 years previous, and is a real grasp of the craft. According to Mr Shin, kaya of this quality is so rare that a master board maker will most effective get a possibility to work with it once in their lifetime, if they're lucky.

Mr Shin spent 20 years carefully drying the timber and lovingly growing this board. The board is known during Asia and has regarded on tv a lot of occasions. That is Mr Shin's masterpiece.

Kaya (torreya nucifera) is a softwood tree native to parts of Japanese Asia.

It's generally regarded as to provide the very best wooden available for making Go boards and Go board craftsmen seek advice from kaya as a diamond among timber.

Unfortunately, kaya was over-harvested previously (for making boats, bath tubs and Go boards, among other issues) and these days best timber from fallen kaya bushes is on hand. Due the to very low availability of, and excessive demand for kaya, the timber may be very expensive.

Kaya is a sluggish growing tree, and the bushes used to make Go boards are usually about 500 years previous, which is another this is why kaya Go boards are rare and expensive at the present time.

On account of its gradual growth, kaya is an awfully dense wood with a superb, attractive grain. Kaya boards are known and valued for his or her mild golden coloring, beautiful tree rings, fine grain, fine scent and the sound produced by the timber when a stone is performed on the board.

Kaya takes a very very long time to dry prior to it can be used to make a board, since the wood is so dense and breathes little or no. The best observe is to dry the wood for at least 10 years to make certain that it has settled sufficiently, earlier than the usage of it to make a Go board.


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