Hand engraved Shogi pieces by "梢月(Shogetsu)" Work No.35 Satsuma-hon-tsuge (Satsuma boxwood) Jo-masa (straight wood grain) Kinki script Shogi pieces.
The artist Komashi 'Shogetsu' is a craftsman who learned the art of making Shogi pieces studying under Komashi Fugetsu who is regarded as one of the top 5 modern masters.
He is a promising craftsman as he has brushed up his skill in making and sculping a number of Japanese wooden doorplates. As he is yet widely unknown, not so many Shogetsu's Shogi pieces are found in the market. However, we are so fascinated with his beautiful artifacts with flowing shape and decide to sell his one set of Kinki-sho script Style Shogi pieces.
This Shogi pieces is Shogetsu's 35th work pieces and is engraved on the bottom of 1 Fu (pawn) with 'Dai-sanjugo-saku' (Work No.35).
"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".
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'.
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- Hand engraved Shogi pieces by Shogi pieces craftsman "梢月(Shogetsu)" Work No.35
Satsuma-hon-tsuge (real Satsuma boxwood) Jo-masa (straight wood grain) Kinki script
(駒師 梢月第三十五作 将棋駒 薩摩本黄楊 上柾 手彫り 錦旗書)
- Contained in a Paulownia plain wooden box.
- Actual shipping cost shall be covered by the customer.