駒師紹介

富月

“Fugetsu” Ohsawa Tateo

Fugetsu is the great master of craftsmen here in Japan. He administers the membership of “Fujigoma” including over 40 craftsmen at Fujinomiya-city near Mt. Fuji.
Concerning handicraft for native boxwood “Mikurajima”, his curving technic seems to be sharply and beautifully, so his painting used Japanese lacquer “Urushi” makes all pieces marvelous and fantastic. His masterpieces are often majestic and dignified like Mt. Fuji, and they fascinate us in his own grace and warmth. Therefore, his masterpieces were used a number of matches on among professional players in Japan, especially at the second game of 71th grand-masters championship “Meijin-sen”. This match was hold on famous Japanese professional player, Moriuchi Toshiyuki versus Habu Yoshiharu.
This is Fugetsu’s speaking. “I hope I complete every pieces in the highest like Mt. Fuji, but now I’m on the half way to the peak of Mt. Fuji.
I do more approach to the peak.”

寉峯

“Kakuho” Endo Masami

Kakuho is a member of “Fujigoma” and studies under Fugetsu as his career.

His talent concerned to paint Japanese “Shogi” pieces with Japanese lacquer “Urushi” must be genius. Because he could finish a hard task on painting “Moriage” when he met Fugetsu’s job at first time. “Moriage” is made of painting Japanese lacquer “Urushi” on pieces’ forward carefully. The technic of “Moriage” should be complicated, but he could succeed it immediately after filling in the engraved characters on pieces.
His master pieces were also used a number of matches on among professional players in Japan, especially at the third game of 31th grand-masters championship “Ryu-oh sen”. This match was hold on Hirose Akihito, Japanese professional youngster, and Habu Yoshiharu.
He must be a believable and popular craftsman with the absolute support of Japanese “Shogi” fans. His pen name “Kakuho” is recalled the peak of mountain being fulled up for violet flowers under flying a solo crane. This was named by his classmate, Ohka , Japanese professional pen artist.
Letters painted with Japanese lacquer “Urushi” by himself are often diligent and bewitching, and he always makes all pieces carefully and tenderly.
This is Kakuho’s speaking. “I hope I breath in my pieces vivaciously such like drawn letters by Japanese artistic pens. I have to do my task one by one as well as I can, nothing to meet at the end of crafting.