Hirose Heijiro

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Hirose Heijiro (1865-1940) was a Hoensha and Nihon Ki-in professional Go player who reached 5-dan in 1902.

Hirose was the teacher of Iwamoto Kaoru and Kato Shin. Other pupils of Hirose included Tsuyamori Itsuro, Iida Haruji and Sakaguchi Tsunejiro.

John Fairbairn writes:[ext] http://www.msoworld.com/mindzine/news/orient/go/special/bplp/bplp5.html

  • Though not normally ranked with the very best players, he was nevertheless remarkable in several ways. For one thing, he was a devout Christian and his marriage to Onozuka Nakako? was the first between go professionals.
  • His early career spanned a difficult period for all go players, and he had to hold down a real job, first as a newspaper staffer and then, from 1884, as a civil servant while he studied with the female pro Ito Shige?. He achieved promotion to 1-dan in 1892 while playing at Hoensha, and then rose up through the ranks rather quickly: 2-dan in 1893, 3-dan in 1895, 4-dan in 1898, 5-dan in 1902, 6-dan in 1912.

Hirose Heijiro last edited by 98.251.83.162 on March 17, 2011 - 17:06
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