Annual human chess match held in Yamagata

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An interesting game of Japanese chess, or shogi, took place in Yamagata prefecture a couple of weeks ago. In this match–played by two female professionals–high school students dressed up as warriors and courtesans and posed as pawns on a human-sized board laid out on a grassy field. It’s actually an annual event and is held on a mountain when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Must be beautiful to watch.

via Mainichi

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