The shinkaya solid wood board is the most used in the world of go.
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The shinkaya solid wood board is the most used in the world of go. The color and texture of this goban can be combined with any type of stones and gives the board a natural elegance. In addition, the back of the goban features a board to play Chinese chess (xiang qi), for those who want to discover this ancient Chinese game.
Originally, traditional Japanese boards were made from a Japanese wood called Kaya. Because of the very high price of this precious wood, the Japanese have been switching to another type of wood with an aesthetic similar to kaya but less expensive. Thus, today, most Japanese boards are made from a wood called Shin kaya (shin means «new » in Japanese). It is also called Alaskan pine or asperata epicea.
19*19 grid and Chinese chess
Board dimensions: 42.5cm* 45.5cm
Board thickness: 3cm