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A bunke (分家) is a branch family established by a collateral of the honke (the line descended through the eldest male) in Japan.

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  • "honke and bunke". Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd. 1993. pp. 558–559. OCLC 27812414. ISBN 4069310983 (set), ISBN 4-06-206489-8 (volume 1).