Game Boards: Shogi Set

Game Boards: Shogi Set
with gold maki-e design of chrysanthemum crests and bamboo scroll on a black lacquer ground
Edo period, 19th centuryGift of Ii Family
Gift of Ii Family

The sanmen, which is a set of game boards for go, sugoroku and shogi, was a staple of Edo-period trousseaus, because these games were considered pastimes beneficial for the education of women.

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