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Frequency Monthly
Publisher Bungeishunjū
Year founded 1893
Country Japan
Based in Tokyo
Language Japanese

Bungakukai (文学界?, "Literary World") is a Japanese monthly literary magazine published by Bungeishunjū as junbungaku (純文学?, lit. "pure literature") oriented publication. The first version of Bungakukai was published from 1893 to 1898.[1] The founders were the first generation romantic authors in the country.[2] The magazine featured articles on romanticism, modernism and idealism.[1]

The headquarters of Bungakukai is in Tokyo.[3] Along with Shinchō, Gunzo, Bungei and Subaru, it is one of the five leading literary journals in Japan. It runs a contest for newcomer writers Bungakukai Shinjinshō (Japanese: 文學界新人賞, Newcomer Award of Literary World).


  1. ^ a b Louis-Frédéric; Käthe Roth (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Yoshio Takanashi; Palgrave Connect (Online service) (20 February 2014). Emerson and Neo-Confucianism: Crossing Paths Over the Pacific. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-137-39507-8. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  3. ^ J. Thomas Rimer; Van C. Gessel (13 August 2013). The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature. Columbia University Press. p. 955. ISBN 978-0-231-53027-9. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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