The Kinshō, or Gold General, is a first class soldier. Many pieces promote to one in most variants. In regular shogi the Pawn, Lance, Knight and Silver General all promote into a gold general. It can move one space in any direction save backward diagonals, giving him six movement possibilities.
This piece is rather different. Moves are the same, but this piece only promotes from the pawn, and it does have a promotion itself: the rook.