I found this video that talks about the culture of the shogi pieces craftsmanship of the city of Tendo.
On this video, they explain some different ways to make shogi pieces.
Kijizukuri is the first step. A selected wood put to dry for 5 years it’s cut to make the shape of the pieces.
Kakikoma is the pieces that are nor carved but written directly at the wood.
Horikoma is the pieces that have the name of the piece carved directly into the wood.
Horiume/Moriagegoma are the pieces that after carved are filled with a resin and polished.
During my visit to Tendo, I was able to talk with some of the craftsmanship that appears in this video. Even I appears a few videos on this video talking with Mr. Sakurai about his artworks! You can see me at the minute 5:20.
The biggest European youth shogi tournament (U-18) was held on 20-21 May 2017 in Minsk. This year professional players Yuuji Masuda (6 Dan) and Shinya Yamamoto (6 Dan) attended the event.
Yesterday I came back from the Tendou city human shogi festival and I have a lot to write about it. I will divide it in some post because I take more than 1000 pictures in this 2 days.
For start, I would like to introduce you this video with the song of nya shogi from the anime March comes in like a lion. Before I put a video about my son dancing and this time will be many pre-schoolers from the city of Tendou who is dancing this song.
I will upload more videos about my visit to Tendou and I’m planning to start some shogi lessons on youtube so I recommend you to subscribe to my youtube channel.
My son dancing to the rhythm of nyan shogi, March comes in like a lion song.
You can watch the streaming of the game between Satou Amahiko and Chida Shouta of the Eiou Tournament with the English comments of Karolina Styczyńska and Horiguchi Kouchi on youtube.