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The Chess Variant Pages



Shogi Pieces

The following graphics are representations of Shogi pieces and symbols. The font used to create these graphics was Tendo Pentagon (for the pieces) and Tendo (for the symbols). This font is available commercially from Alpine Fonts.

Name Piece Symbol Promoted Piece Promoted Symbol
King
(or Jeweled General)
None
Gold General None
Silver General
Knight
(or Honorable Horse)
(or Laurel Horse)
Lance
(or Fragrant Chariot)
Rook
(or Flying Chariot)

(Promotes to Dragon King)

Bishop
(or Angle Goer)
(or Horned Chariot)

(Promotes to Dragon Horse)

Pawn
(or foot soldier)