Stunning wooden Japanese chess set in a fitted box. The Samurai themed set is completely hand carved, and each piece is unique; the kings are 128mm tall with a base of 60mm x 60mm and are depicted as Samurai warlords; the bishops are scribes or sages, knights as mounted warriors, the rooks are braziers and each pawn is depicted as a battle banner or house "mons" showing the clan sign of those engaged in the conflict.
The From research into the clan signs shown on the pawns we have concluded that the set represents the Battle of Arita-Nakaide which took place in 1517 between the forces of Takeda Motoshige and Mori Motonari. The scene carved on top and front of the box depicts the inhabitants of a castle under seige venturing out to attack the beseiging forces as happened in the above mentioned battle. Dating the set is difficult, but I would estimate it to be no later than the 1960s, although it could well be much earlier.
The box measures 36 x 26 x 16cm. Due to the size of the pieces a large board is required to display the set; the board shown (not included) has squares of 70mm.Further photos and information is available on request; this is a unique and important set. He exceptional quality and design of this set elevates far above the.
Run of the mill mass produced sets. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information/photos if necessary - business contact details shown below. Other overseas buyers please enquire. The item "Hand Carved Japanese Chess Set in fitted box K =128mm Battle of Arita-Nakaide" is in sale since Saturday, July 3, 2021.This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Games\Chess\Vintage Chess". The seller is "takethackray11" and is located in Bournemouth, Dorset. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.