Probably the most famous Shogi variant in Japan. The word Hasami means sandwiching. The game is played on a Shogi board (9x9 squares). Each player has 18 stones as shown in the initial setup.
This type of capture is called custodian capture.
If it's Black turn, he may capture the white central stones by moving to . The same happens to White, if he moves into .
A similar game is Mak-yek played in Siam (and
Malaysia under the name Apit-sodok) with the same goal, on the same
board, but the 16 stones of each player are placed on the first and third
row. The moves are the same, but the capture is custodian and also by
intervention. Intervention capture is the opposite of custodian. If a stone
moves between two enemy stones, it captures both stones.