Takojima Akiko (71) will put down the pieces and retire from the professional shogi world on this season.
She won the first edition of the female meijin celebrated in 1967.
育成会時代に大変お世話になりました。記事を読むとご自分で引退を決意されたようですね…芯の通った憧れの先生です。RT初代女流名人・蛸島彰子女流六段が引退…「ひふみん」に続き女流レジェンドも : スポーツ報知 https://t.co/7q2VOiIhKh
— 室田伊緒 (@iomuu) December 7, 2017
She was the first women to enter the shoureikai and she got until first dan. After she retired from the shoureikai she played the played first edition of the female meijin tournament.