New Kaya board from Kuroki Goishiten question

Quick question, are the new kaya table boards from kuroki the same as shin-kaya (alaskan spruce) boards sold elsewhere or are they still genuine kaya? I ask because they’re not labeled shin-kaya in their store but other sites always use the label shin-kaya for the imitation spruce.

Since shin-kaya literally translates to “new kaya” I am guessing that the new kaya boards are shin-kaya.

https://senseis.xmp.net/?Kaya
Torreya nucifera, also known as Japanese nutmeg or Japanese torreya


https://senseis.xmp.net/?ShinKaya

Spruce, probably Alaskan or Tibetan


So, no vendor will call their precious Kaya boards “Shin Kaya”, and Mr. Kuroki will certainly not sell Shin Kaya boards as “Kaya”.

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Ok, I didn’t think kuroki would sell shin-kaya boards but I wanted to clarify. Do they just mean young kaya trees are used then? I’ve also seen hon-kaya boards being sold by kuroki’s, is there a difference between their hon-kaya and new kaya?

“hon” means “true/honest”. if mr. kuroki sells “hon-kaya” boards and “new kaya” boards, then i would interpret that the first are kaya, the second arent. and as @koolbreeze pointed out already, “shin” also means “new”.

EDIT: but i have never heard of mr. kuroki before, so if @trohde knows they only sell kaya boards then i am wrong of course :slight_smile:. (he never said that xD)

I didn’t say that, only that Mr. Kuroki wouldn’t sell Shin Kaya as “Kaya” :wink:

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yeah right. i should read more carefully…

Shin also means the meatless area of skin-on-bone on the front of the leg that smarts like hell when it’s hit on the bed frame in the dark.

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“Meat” actually refers to non-human (muscle and fatty ~) tissue intended for consumption, whereas “flesh” is the human counterpart, not intended for consumption. If someone were to offer you flesh as meat - perhaps even calling it “new meat”, you should kindly reject the offer and inform at least the public health department.

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