Playing Go on a quality wood floor board bring connects one with the hundreds of generations of Go players who have played this way since ancient times. This shin-kaya goban is 3.8′ high, making it convenient for floor or table play. Either way you’ll enjoy it’s natural beauty and traditional elegance. This board is made of quality shin-kaya wood. Most shin-kaya (Japanese for ”alternative kaya”) boards from Japan or Korea are made of spruce wood from Alaska or Siberia. Our shin-kaya Go boards are made of Tibet spruce wood from Yunnan Province in southern China. This type of wood is called ”picea asperata” in Latin and is sometimes called ”dragon spruce” or ”Tibet Spruce”. The lines are individually hand drawn.