A honorary title is usually attributed to a player who has won one of the Big Titles so that it is maintained even after losing the tournament. These are often received by winning five editions.
- Iyama Yuta has 4 (Kisei, Meijin, Honinbo, Gosei).
- Xie Yimin has 3 (Women's Honinbo, Women's Meijin, Women's Kisei)
See also etiquette title.