- Games played before 1900 (245 games)
In this period we see Tamura Hoju (Honinbo Shusai) grow in
strength from 1 dan to 5 dan professional.
- Games played after 1900 (175 games)
His strength reaches the top (8 dan) and Tamura Hoju
eventually becomes Honinbo Shusai.
- Handicap games (348 games)
Honinbo Shusai played lots of handicap games, the collection
features games with 2 and
3, 4 and 5 handicap.
- Rengo collection (16 games)
In the past it was not uncommon to play ren-go
(team playing team, each team-member playing a move in turn).
In these games Honinbo Shusai was one of the players.