Shogi pieces by Fugetsu Satsuma-hon-tsuge (real Satsuma boxwood) Kujaku-moku (Peacock pattern wood grain) Minase-sho (Minase script) mori-age (embossed) Shogi pieces.
Komashi (Shogi piece craftsman) 'Fugetsu' is a craftsman who has studied under Modern Master Craftsman Ito Kyutoku from Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, and is regarded as one of the top 5 modern masters. With the delicate and flowing 'Fugetsu work - Minase script' inscription on the bottom of the Osho (King piece) and the fluffy and elegant embossing, you can see the true craftsmanship from these splendid pieces. Pieces by Fugetsu are even used in Title Matches and Grand Champion Matches among others.
"Kinki-sho calligraphy" is very popular with its long history and dynamic writing. "Kinki" is a very popular calligraphy style engraved on Shogi pieces. There is a famous saying among Shogi players, "playing Shogi cannot start without Kinki and cannot end up without Kinki".
'Mori-age-koma' is a piece made by filling the engraved characters with lacquer, and after drying and polishing the surface flat, finishing by using a brush to add more lacquer on top of the engraved lacquer parts to give slightly raised characters.
Ranked equally with the finest quality wood grain of 'Mikurajima-hon-tsuge', 'Satsuma-hon-tsuge', with its hard and tenacious wood, is also referred to as 'Practicality is Satsuma-hon-tsuge'.
'Inazuma Moku literally means the grain pattern that looks like 'flash of lightening'. This very unique pattern can be cut out from the opposite side of Kujaku Moku (peacock wing-shaped grain pattern).
Shogi pieces made of this Inazuma Moku have unique patterns of beautiful thunder flash, starting from the top of Shogi piece toward the bottom.
Moku itself is particularly precious and beautiful grain patterns with unique patterns and great rarity. Both Kujaku Moku and Inazuma Moku are two most famous Moku grain patterns with breathtaking beauty.
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- Shogi pieces by Fugetsu Satsuma-hon-tsuge (real Satsuma boxwood) "Inazuma Moku" (lightning strike wood grain) Kinki-sho (Kinki script) mori-age (embossed)
(将棋駒 薩摩本つげ 稲妻杢 富月作 盛揚げ 錦旗書)
- Contained in a Paulownia plain wooden box.
- Actual shipping cost shall be coved by the customer.
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