He is a famous shogi player. he was the holder of one of the seven most prestigious shogi titles the Meijin which he lost to Shukichi Haneda.He currently holds the Osho title having usurped it from Shukichi in a title defense match. is a skilled shogi player with a cool logical temperament. He is focused and speaks respectfully of Shukichi who is his rival. He is also fair seen when he suggested an early adjournment for lunch after he noticed Shukichi was distracted.