Do you play chess?
We have some board games in Japan.
The two major board games in Japan are shogi and igo.
They are both for two players and are extremely popular,particularly with men.
Shogi is very similar to chess,the aim being to checkmate the opponent’s king(osho).
Each player begins with 20 five-sided pointed pieces,all bearing a name written in kanji characters.
The two major differences from chess are the ability to use captured pieces and change the strength of pieces when they are inside enemy territory.
Under the image, it is the negative Once this is taken in the king.