Sachiko Honda

Japanese Go player (1930-2020)

Sachiko Honda (本田幸子, December 30, 1930 - May 1st, 2020) is a female 8-dan[1][2] Japanese professional Go player at Nihon Ki-in.[3][4][5]

Notable achievementsEdit

Year Notes[3][4][5]
1969 and 1972 Received the female MVP (棋道賞女流賞)
1982 and 1984 Obtained the female Honinbo title (女流本因坊)
2004 Received the Kishichiro Ohkura Award (大倉喜七郎賞, Award for individuals strongly promoting Go)

Related playersEdit

The Mukai sisters (Kozue, Chiaki, Kaori) are her pupils, and all of them are professional players.[3][4][5] She also has two sisters: Kazuko Sugiuchi (Older sister, mentor of Tomoko Kato) and Teruko Kusunoki (Younger sister), both of them are professional players.[3][4][5]

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Other websitesEdit


  1. She was promoted to 7-dan from 6-dan in occasion of her player retirement in 2000
  2. She was promoted to 8-dan from 7-dan in occasion of her death.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sachiko Honda at GoBase
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Sachiko Honda at GoRatings
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Sachiko Honda at Sensei's Library