Honorary Go Titles

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Professional Go players in Japan are given the title of "Honorary" title holder if they hold a title for a straight five or more years. Below is a list of the honorary title holders and which title they are honored for.

Honorary Kiseis[edit]

Honorary Meijins[edit]

  • Cho Chikun won the Meijin 5 times in a row from 1980 to 1984.
  • Kobayashi Koichi won the Meijin 7 times in a row from 1988 to 1994.

Honorary Honinbos[edit]

  • Takagawa Kaku won the Honinbo 9 times in a row from 1952 to 1960.
  • Sakata Eio won the Honinbo 7 times in a row from 1961 to 1967.
  • Ishida Yoshio won the Honinbo 5 times in a row from 1971 to 1975.
  • Cho Chikun won the Honinbo 10 times in a row from 1989 to 1998.
  • Iyama Yuta won the Honinbo 5 times in a row from 2012 to 2016.

Honorary Judans[edit]

  • There have been no Honorary Judans.

Honorary Tengens[edit]

  • Rin Kaiho won the Tengen 5 times in a row from 1988 to 1993.

Honorary Ozas[edit]

  • Kato Masao won the Oza 8 times in a row from 1982 to 1989.

Honorary Goseis[edit]

  • Otake Hideo won the Gosei 6 times in a row from 1980 to 1985.
  • Kobayashi Koichi won the Gosei 6 times in a row from 1988 to 1993.
  • Iyama Yuta won the Gosei 5 times in a row from 2012 to 2016.