In western chess, the Fool's mate and Scholar's Mate are two well-known mates that take very few moves from the starting position. What would be the shogi equivalents to these, or, more generally, what are the fastest checkmates in shogi?
A very fast checkmate (6 moves) is described here:
1. P-7f P-8d 2. P-5f P-5d 3. R-5h S-4b 4. P-5e Px5e 5. Bx5e P-8e 6. Bx7c+ mate
apologies in advance for everyone who feels insulted because of the use of figurines instead of real Shogi pieces - I couldn't find another analysis board