Hon'inbō Shūgen

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Hon'inbō Shūgen
Full nameHon'inbō Shūgen
Kanji本因坊 秀元
Born1854
Japan
DiedSeptember 1917 (aged 62–63)
Japan

Hon'inbō Shugen (本因坊 秀元, 1854 – 5 September 1917) was a Japanese professional go player. He was twice head of the Hon'inbō 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
Hon'inbō Shūetsu
Hon'inbō
1879–1884
Succeeded by
Hon'inbō Shūei
Preceded by
Hon'inbō Shūei
Hon'inbō
1907–1908
Succeeded by
Hon'inbō Shūsai