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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 type Kaya Go board of the very perfect quality
  • Solid from a single piece of specifically rare kaya
  • Board took more than two decades to make, together with sparsely drying the wooden and dealing by using hand with the timber
  • Famous all the way through Asia – has seemed on TV numerous times, however has never been bought but
  • Dimensions: 17.8 x 19.1 x 13.three in (45.1 x 48.four x 33.8 cm). Weight: forty six.three lb (21 kg).


There are other gorgeous kaya Go boards, however this one is really unique. Created through grasp craftsman Shin Myongsik, this board was solid from a single piece of particularly rare kaya.

Mr Shin has been making Go boards for 50 years, on account that he used to be 12 years old, and is a real master of the craft. In step with Mr Shin, kaya of this high quality is so uncommon that a master board maker will best get a chance to work with it once of their lifetime, if they're lucky.

Mr Shin spent twenty years in moderation drying the timber and lovingly growing this board. The board is famous all through Asia and has regarded on television a large number of instances. This is Mr Shin's masterpiece.

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

It's most often regarded as to supply the most effective timber on hand for making Go boards and Go board craftsmen check with kaya as a diamond among bushes.

Unfortunately, kaya was once over-harvested previously (for making boats, tub tubs and Go boards, among other issues) and at the present time handiest timber from fallen kaya bushes is available. Due the to very low availability of, and excessive demand for kaya, the timber may be very pricey.

Kaya is a gradual rising tree, and the trees used to make Go boards are on a regular basis about 500 years outdated, which is some other the reason is, kaya Go boards are uncommon and pricey these days.

Because of its slow growth, kaya is an awfully dense wooden with a positive, attractive grain. Kaya boards are identified and valued for his or her gentle golden coloring, stunning tree rings, wonderful grain, best scent and the sound produced by the timber when a stone is performed on the board.

Kaya takes an extraordinarily long time to dry ahead of it can be used to make a board, for the reason that wood is so dense and breathes very little. The perfect follow is to dry the timber for no less than 10 years to ensure that it has settled sufficiently, before using it to make a Go board.


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