The Japanese Edo Period Chess Set

The Japanese Edo Period Chess Set

Made in the Japanese Edo Period, from 1603 to 1868

The Japanese Edo Period Chess Set is a unique and beautiful representation of Japanese culture and art. With a rich history dating back to the 17th century, this chess set has become an iconic piece in the world of chess collecting. The Edo Period, which lasted from 1603 to 1868, was a time of great artistic and cultural growth in Japan, and this is reflected in the intricate and detailed design of the Japanese Edo Period Chess Set.

9x9 board design

Unlike most traditional chess sets, which are designed to be played on a standard 8x8 chess board, the Japanese Edo Period Chess Set is designed for play on a 9x9 board. This difference in size not only adds to the unique nature of the set, but it also requires a different strategy when playing the game, making it a unique and challenging experience for chess enthusiasts.

Crafted with traditional Japanese materials

Crafted with the use of traditional Japanese materials, such as lacquered wood and ivory. This attention to detail gives the pieces a refined and elegant appearance that is both aesthetically pleasing and historically significant. The design of each piece is also carefully crafted, with each chess piece representing a specific figure from Japanese history or mythology. The Japanese Edo Period Chess Set is also known for its intricate and detailed design, with each piece hand-carved and hand-painted by skilled Japanese craftsmen.