Price: € 800,00
Heavy solid Kaya wooden Go-game table 囲碁 (igo) complete with go-stones, in very good condition. Because the top of the gaming table is made of solid wood, it has a beautiful natural continuous grain. The table top has a pleasant soft colour. Kaya 榧 is also called Japanese nutmeg-yew . The table has it’s separate wooden cover.
The boxes of the stones are made of Keyaki wood (Zelkova – “Japanese oak”) in a nice warm brown colour. The boxes come in a separate wooden storage box.
The white stones are made from the bivalve shell hamaguri 蛤 cockles.
The black stones are from Nachiguroishi, it is a fine type of slate from Kumano in the province of Mie.
The faceted baluster feet of the table are varnished a tad darker.
The table is in a very good condition. The feet are slightly uneven. Some traces of usage on some of the go-stones (which is quite common). Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Including its original wooden top cover for protection. Which are often only present with high quality go-game tables.
Height 27 cm, Width 45.5 cm, Depth 41.5 cm, top thickness: 14.5 cm.
Size of the two boxes of the go-stones:
Height 10 cm, Diameter Ø x14.5 cm.
Size white stone:
Height 0.8 cm, Diameter Ø 2.1 cm.
Size black stone:
Height 0.9 cm, Diameter Ø 2.2 cm.
Weight table: 14 kg
Kaya (榧) is the type of wood from which the best go boards (as well as shogi boards) are made. Kaya is preferred as a material for go boards because of:
• the beautiful sheen it acquires with use
• its fine grain, due to its extremely slow growth
• its unique, subtle aroma
• the pleasing sound stones make when played on it
• its extreme durability; kaya boards last for hundreds of years
• its texture, neither too hard nor too soft, bouncing back from the tiny indentations left by stones played
• long-term value, due to the small number of kaya trees available for harvesting
Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day. (From Wikipedia)
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.