Honinbo Shugen

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Honinbo Shugen
Full name Honinbo Shugen
Kanji 本因坊 秀元
Born 1854
Japan
Died 1917
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.

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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.

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