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Here is a range of Shogi sets available either direct from Japan or from Amazon.com:
This is the typical type of shogi set that is used by Japanese players.
The solid wooden board folds down the middle for convenient storage. IIt measures 13.3 x 6 x 1.3 inches when folded.
The pieces are also made of wood and are well finished.
They come in a separate wooden box of their own.
Measuring from tip to base, the Pawns are 1" (25mm) Silver and Gold are 1 1/8" (29mm) and the King, Rook and Bishop are 1 1/4" (32mm).
This is a standard Nintendo wooden shogi piece set consisting of 41 koma.
The koma are "kaki-goma" style, which means that the kanji characters that denote the piece values have been painted onto the pieces with Japanese ink and a calligraphy brush.
This is the set I recommend to regular players who want a classic Shogi set with the convenience of a folding board.
The Nintendo board and shogi pieces are available on Amazon.com.
This portable, non-magnetic shogi set by Hanayama uses an indented overlay, integral to the playing surface, so that the pieces sit snugly on the squares, making it a lightweight (186 g, 6.5 oz) and convenient portable set.
The board measures 112mm x 192mm x 26mm.
Like all Hanayama games, the Honkaku Portable Shogi Set is well produced and well packaged and comes with a set of rules in Japanese.
Available on Amazon.com.