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Please note: This article is about the go master. For other uses of the term, please see Nimuro (disambiguation).

Isawa Nimuro was a legendary go master of the Phoenix Clan.

Go Invention Edit

Isawa Nimuro was a contemporary of Sun Tao, and hosted the general during his stay with the Phoenix Clan. Nimuro learned much from Sun Tao, and though he was not a warlike man he applied those lessons in a typical Phoenix manner. Nimuro invented the game of Go. [1]

Legacy Edit

In the 12th century the heir of the Matsu family took his name from Isawa Nimuro, a bushi who would be the Lion Clan Champion, Matsu Nimuro. [2]


  1. Secrets of the Phoenix, p. 57
  2. Secrets of the Lion, p. 72

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