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Honinbo Shugen

Honinbo Shugen
Full name Honinbo Shugen
Kanji 本因坊 秀元
Born 1854
Japan

Honinbo Shugen (本因坊 秀元. 1854-1917) was a Japanese professional go player. He was twice head of the Honinbo house, being both the sixteenth and the twentieth head.

Biography

While not an outstanding exponent of the game by the standards set earlier in the 19th century, Shugen twice took over Honinbo leadership, essentially as a stopgap leader. On the first occasion, the go world was coping with the declining interest in the game produced by the Meiji Restoration.

Preceded by
Honinbo Shuetsu
Honinbo
1879-1884
Succeeded by
Honinbo Shuei
Preceded by
Honinbo Shuei
Honinbo
1907-1908
Succeeded by
Honinbo Shusai
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