“Shōgi” in a Galaxy Far Far Away: Craftsman Unveils Star-Wars-Themed Set (Japan in Photos)

Takahashi Chizan, a shōgi craftsman in Tendō, Yamagata Prefecture, poses with hand-carved game pieces featuring Princess Leia, and other well-known Star Wars characters. Takahashi took around a month to complete the set based on the popular science fiction franchise. The Last Jedi, the latest installment in the long-running movie series, is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15. (© Jiji)

Yamagata Star Wars shōgi