Japanese Chess (Shogi) is also known as Game of Generals dating back more than 500 years. Sharing many similar attributes to European Chess and Chinese and Indian Chess this is the most popular chess game format in Japan. This listing is for one giant size vintage Japanese playing piece in native timber. The piece is the King (O-Sho and Gyoko King of Generals - Jade General/Great General). This substantial piece is 7” tall, 6” wide, 2” deep. Chess pieces are regularly given as gifts in Japan for good luck and good fortune. The striking traditional form and free flowing calligraphy are wonderfully decorative, these giant pieces are also practical as paperweights, door stops and book ends. £26.99 including postage to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you. The photographs include more than one piece for illustration only. This listing is for one single giant size piece only.
Giant 7” vintage Japanese Chess Piece - King