Hirose Heijiro

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(廣瀬平治郎) 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 onece wrote on the Mindzine:

  • 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 hnishy on November 15, 2022 - 10:05
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