The Kakusei (鶴聖) tournament was founded by JAL in 1979, and discontinued in 2002. Games were broadcast by TBS.
In the 1st-7th editions, there was a 5-player League, possibly with playoff, to determine the winner. In the 8th-25th editions, the Kakusei tournament was a knockout tournament for 12 players. Four top title winners got a bye in the first round. Komi was 5.5.
Below we give the winners and title games (with sgf) for the Kakusei title in 1986-2003. The links in the first column give more detail on the separate tournaments.
|8||1986-01-21||Kato Masao||Otake Hideo||sgf|
|9||1987-02-07||Otake Hideo||Kobayashi Koichi||sgf|
|10||1988-02-04||Otake Hideo||Takagi Shoichi||sgf|
|11||1989-01-25||O Rissei||Hashimoto Shoji||sgf|
|12||1990-02-12||Kataoka Satoshi||O Rissei||sgf|
|13||1991-03-18||Takemiya Masaki||Otake Hideo||sgf|
|14||1992-03-02||Rin Kaiho||Otake Hideo||sgf|
|15||1993-03-22||O Rissei||Kato Masao||sgf|
|16||1994-03-31||Kobayashi Koichi||Cho Chikun||sgf|
|17||1995-03-20||Kato Masao||Cho Chikun||sgf|
|18||1996-02-26||Kato Masao||Kobayashi Satoru||sgf|
|19||1997-03-24||Kobayashi Koichi||Kato Masao||sgf|
|20||1998-03-02||Rin Kaiho||Kato Masao||sgf|
|21||1999-03-15||O Rissei||Kato Masao||sgf|
|22||2000-02-21||O Rissei||Hikosaka Naoto||sgf|
|23||2001-02-22||Kobayashi Koichi||Yoda Norimoto||sgf|
|24||2002-02-18||Yoda Norimoto||Kobayashi Koichi||sgf|
|25||2003-02-24||Yuki Satoshi||Hane Naoki||sgf|