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The Chess Variant Pages

Tenjiku Shogi pictures

Below are some pictures of a board and pieces for Tenjiku Shogi, a large shogi variant played without drops. The set was aquired in 1986 from George Hodges, and is still available from him (see contact information below).

The board is vinyl, about 23.75 x 25.75 inches (60.3 x 65.4 cm). The playing surface is approximately 20.25 x 22.5 inches (51.4 x 57.2 cm). The pieces are a dense yellow plastic, with the unpromoted rank written in black, and the promotion rank written in red. The Osho (King) is about 1.25 inches (3.2 cm) long.

The photos were taken with a Nikon COOLPIX 2000 digital camera.

Tenjiku Shogi: setup Tenjiku Shogi: setup Tenjiku Shogi: player's eye view Tenjiku Shogi: all pieces Tenjiku Shogi: close up of Osho (king) and Fuhyo (pawn)


A price list of Shogi variant sets and books, as well as other shogi equipment can be obtained from

George Hodges
P.O. Box 77
Kent BR1 4ZG

or by email at:

Written by John Lawson.
WWW page created: November 21, 2002.