The 'Shogi de Chocolat' Takes Cues from a Traditional Japanese Game

 - May 16, 2017
References: japantrendshop & japantrends
"Shogi" is a traditional Asian board game that is often called "Japanese chess," with pieces that feature distinctive kanji characters. The 'Shogi de Chocolat' is an eight-piece confectionery set that takes inspiration from this age-old game, with small pieces that look just like classic playing pieces.

Since the product has been officially approved by the Japan Shogi Association and it is meant to have international appeal to increase awareness of the game, the shapely chocolate set is sold with descriptions of the game in both English and Japanese. While multiple sets may have to be purchased to enjoy a full game, the novelty chocolates will surely expand one's appreciation for the game.

The two-player strategy board game-themed milk chocolate set makes a perfect gift for chocolate lovers, gaming enthusiasts and travelers who love discovering what makes cultures around the world so unique.