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Shogi pieces craftsman "勝月 Sho-getsu" made Engraved and Filled-in Shogi pieces SKM-403-SGHU-MM-01F-01

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Shogi pieces craftsman "勝月 Sho-getsu" made Mikurajima-hon-tsuge (Mikura Island grown boxwood) "Fu (variegated)" Mine-syo (Mine typeface) Engraved and Filled-in Shogi pieces.

"勝月 Sho-getsu" is a Shogi pieces craftsman who learned Shogi pieces making under "Fugetsu", a Shogi pieces craftsman master who is regarded as one of the top five masters of the modern age.
"勝月 Sho-getsu" is especially good at "deep engraving".
And "勝月 Sho-getsu" is making mainly engraved, engraved and filled-in Shogi pieces.

These Shogi pieces are "Engraved and filled-in pieces" with characters from the calligraphy of Mine-syo (Mine typeface) carefully carved into the wooden base of a Mikurajima-hon-tsuge (Mikura Island grown boxwood) and filled in with lusted Japanese lacquer.

This Shogi pieces Set is included one "左馬 (Hidari-uma)" Netsuke Strap included.
左馬 About ""左馬 (Hidari-uma)"
"左馬 (Hidari-uma)" is a reversed version of the Chinese character for "馬 (horse)".
"左馬 (Hidari-uma)" is considered to be a piece that protects and brings good luck for prosperous business.
It is also considered to be a piece that brings good fortune to those who are in the business of selling to customers.

Materials : Mikurajima-hon-tsuge (Mikura Island grown boxwood) /
Mikurajima is an island located in the central part of the Izu Islands (an area with many islands of various sizes) in Tokyo, Japan.
The quality of tsuge grown in the unique soil and climate is perfect for making shogi pieces.
Mikurajima Island is the most highly regarded tsuge producing area along with the Satsuma region of Kagoshima Prefecture, that produces Satsuma tsuge.
The hontsuge grown on Mikurajima Island is the best material for shogi pieces in terms of the color, luster, touch, weight, and texture of the wood.

Wood grain : "Fu (variegated)" /
Like "Moku (figured)", "Fu (variegated)" is a complex grain pattern or material that rarely appears in localized twists and turns, branching, or near the roots of the wood due to the effects of the growing environment during the wood's growth process.
The "Fu (variegated)" is a highly valued material because of its rarity, aesthetic value, and excellent decorative qualities, with no two pieces being alike.

Typeface : Mine-syo (Mine typeface) /
Mine-syo (Mine typeface) is a typeface featuring abbreviated characters with flowing curves.
These characteristics are particularly evident in the characters for "龍王 (Ryu-oh)" on the reverse side of the "飛車 (Hi-sha)" and "銀 (Gin)" on the "銀将 (Gin-sho)", and it is no exaggeration to say that their beauty is the greatest appeal of "Mine-syo (Mine typeface)".
*Please check the photo images.

Shogi pieces types : Engraved and Filled-in Shogi pieces /
After the artisan carefully engraves each character by hand, the engraved part is filled in with lusted Japanese lacquer.
After drying, the surface of the pieces are polished and finished.
The surface of the Shogi pieces are smooth touch to ensure flatness.
At first glance, the piece's character looks like just writing, but each character is actually engraved and then filled with lusted Japanese lacquer.
As the engraved shapes appear on the surface as they are, this technique requires a high level of engraving skill.
Although it is not as expensive as moriage (Embossed) Shogi pieces, this is also highly valued and priced relatively higher.
*The "Production Process of Shogi pieces" can be check in the image.

"勝月 Sho-getsu" meaning 【Victory Moon】 in English.
駒師 勝月 "Fuji Koma no Kai" (Shogi Pieces Craftsman Association) / The Shogi Craftsman Training Association is organized by Shogi pieces master"Fugetsu (富月)", a Shogi craftsman based in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
"勝月 Sho-getsu" is a Shogi pieces craftsman who learned Shogi pieces making under Shogi pieces making master "Fugetsu (富月)".
He is especially good at "deep engraving" and mainly produces engraved and carved pieces.

  • Shogi pieces craftsman "勝月 Sho-getsu" made Mikurajima-hon-tsuge (Mikura Island grown boxwood) "Fu (variegated)" Mine-syo (Mine typeface) Engraved and Filled-in Shogi pieces
    Product No. : SKM-403-SGHU-MM-01F-01
    Shogi pieces in a paulownia flat box
    *One "左馬 (Hidari-uma)" Netsuke Strap included.

  • 1,000 JPY flat rate shipping within Japan, free shipping for purchases totaling 20,000 JPY or more.
    Please bear the actual cost for shipping charges outside Japan.
  • You may find small knots, burrs, rolled-in bark as all these products are made of natural trees.
    There may be some small flaw or scratch, dent, chipping.

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