The Inoue house was one of the four go houses, the state-supported schools for the game of go in Japan during the Edo period.
The numbering of the heads of the house is that introduced by Inoue Genan Inseki, at the start of the nineteenth century, and including Nakamura Doseki for reasons of prestige. During their playing careers all the heads, apart from Doseki, were called Inoue Inseki. For reasons of convenience the retirement or posthumous names are used, in the style Inoue Genkaku Inseki with the personal part of the name interposed. Variant names abound.
After Doseki, Inoue Dosetsu Inseki was the only Meijin from this house.
The house survived well into modern times with Egeta, but it is rather unclear what happened to the tradition on his death.