Shimakuwa = Mikura Island Mulberry; Mulberry family = Moraceae; Japanese species is Morus alba.
Kuwa = Mountain Mulberry; Mulberry family = Moraceae; Japanese species is Morus alba.
Kurokaki or Kaki = Persimmon; Ebony family = Ebenaceae; Japanese species is Diospyros kaki
Karin = Chinese Quince; Rose family = Rosaceae; Chinese species is Choenomeles sinensis
Sakura = Cherry; Rose family = Rosaceae; Japanese species is Prunus serrulata
Kaya = Nutmeg-yew tree; Yew family = Taxaceae; Japanese species is Torreya nucifera (this is the premier wood for Go boards)
Tochi = Japanese Horse-chestnut; Soapberry family = Sapindaceae; Japanese species is Aesculus turbinata
Keyaki = Zelkova; Elm family = Ulmaceae; Japanese species is Zelkova serrata
Yakusugi = Sugi (formerly Japanese cedar); Cypress family = Cupressaceae; Japanese species is Cryptomeria japonica
Shitan = Rosewood; Legume family = Fabaceae or Leguminosae; a commonly-used species is Dalbergia latifolia
Kusu = Camphor tree; Laurel family = Lauraceae; Japanese species are Cinnamomum camphora and C. japonicum
Kuri = Japanese Chestnut; Chestnut family = Fagaceae; Japanese species is Castanea crenata
Momiji = Smooth Japanese Maple; Maple family = Aceraceae; Japanese species is Acer palmatum
Shin-Kaya (imitation Kaya; literally "new Kaya") = Alaskan White Spruce; Pine family = Pinaceae; species is Picea glaucaSteven Schafersman, CyberComputing Go Last updated: 2007 December 17