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These are Satsuma-hon-tsuge (real Satsuma boxwood) Shogi pieces, specially engraved in shoryu-sho (Shoryu script).
'Shoryu-sho' (Shoryu script), with its serenely styled script featuring relatively large characters, is also said to have been favored by those with power during the Edo Period, such as Tokugawa Ieyasu.
"Super high carved" is a carving style of Shogi pieces. Carving styles are classified by the complexity of characters.
The order of complexity is as follows. The simplest one is Black carved, then Usually carved, Middle carved, High carved, and the most complicated one is Super high carved. Generally speaking, the more strokes a carving style has, the higher the grade is.
Super-high curved characters are not simplified at all. Therefore, this style has more strokes than other styles and easy to read.
Ranked equally with the finest quality wood grain of 'Mikurajima-hon-tsuge' (real Mikurajima boxwood), 'Satsuma-hon-tsuge' (real Satsuma boxwood), with its hard and tenacious wood, is also referred to as 'Practicality is Satsuma-hon-tsuge'.
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- Shogi Pieces, Satsuma-hon-tsuge (real Satsuma boxwood) , Etsuzan, Super high carved, Shoryu script calligraphy style
(将棋駒 薩摩本黄楊 越山作 特上彫 昇竜書)
- Contained in a paulownia box.
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