Kitani dojo

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The Kitani Dojo is the celebrated Go training school run by Kitani Minoru and his wife, Kitani Miharu.

Of the more than 70 students, the Kitani dojo produced a very large crop of pro players, including Otake Hideo, Ishida Yoshio, Kato Masao, Takemiya Masaki, Cho Chikun, and Kobayashi Koichi.

Ishida Yoshio, Kato Masao and Takemiya Masaki were known as the Three Crows of the Kitani dojo.


A listing in the 1996 Kido Yearbook of Kitani's pupils gives them in this order (by rank, then seniority, it seems):


The number of pupils attending the school rose to over 60 (so that there are 20 others not on the list, presumably since they didn't become pros). In practical terms the school was organised by Kitani Miharu. When the dan ranks of Kitani's students totalled 100 there was a big party.


Bob McGuigan: It seems noteworthy that there are several Korean names in the list. Also worth mention is the fact that visiting Western go players were often welcomed warmly to the dojo and could get teaching games from professionals or stronger inseis.


Kitani dojo last edited by 71.192.14.49 on January 10, 2009 - 17:19
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