Hasami Shogi, a game of strategy and war of Japanese origin. It is a version of the Shogi, that is said to be "the Japanese game of chess".
The chessboard without pieces has dihedral symmetry of type D4 and the initial disposition of the pieces (shown in the photo) makes it a symmetry of type D1.
From the exhibition "Jogos do mundo", Covilhan, September 2004.
The image belongs to the sections...:
* (D1) (Symmetry)
*4. (D4) (Symmetry)
From the exhibition "Jogos do mundo", Covilhã, 2004 (Other exhibitions around the world)
Playing (Anthology of images)