Keywords: Culture & History
Jun-Meijin (準名人, Semi-Meijin) is a Japanese go term and title during the Edo period of Japanese go, and was equivalent to the rank of 8-dan. In early eras, the term Han-Meijin (半名人, Half-Meijin) was used. Throughout their periods of usage, these titles were accorded to seventeen players.
Name Years of promotion - death Yasui Santetsu 1612-1652 Hayashi Monnyusai 1612-1667 Honinbo Sanetsu 1630-1658 Yasui Senkaku 1700-1737 Hayashi Bokunyu Monnyu 1721-1740 Inoue Sakuun Inseki 1721-1735 Hayashi Incho Monnyu 1727-1745 Yasui Shuntetsu Senkaku 1737-1775 Inoue Shunseki 1734-1772 Yasui Senchi Senkaku 1780-1814 Honinbo Retsugen 1788-1808 Honinbo Genjo 1808-1832 Yasui Chitoku Senchi 1814-1838 Hayashi Genbi Monnyu 1819-1861 Inoue Genan Inseki 1828-1859 Honinbo Shuwa 1847-1873 Ito Showa 1869-1878 (Note: The only Jun-Meijin that was never the head of any house.)
It should be noted that 17th-18th century dates are approximate as to when 8 Dan was achieved.