Hayashi Ryūkō

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Hayashi Ryūkō
Hayashi Ryūkō, 2nd rector of Yushima Seidō
Born 1681
Died 1758
Occupation Neo-Confucian scholar, academic, administrator, writer
Subject Japanese history, literature
Children Hayashi Hōkoku, son
Relatives Hayashi Hōkō, father
Hayashi Gahō, grandfather
Hayashi Razan, great-grandfather

Hayashi Ryūkō (林 榴岡?, 1681 – December 11, 1758) was a Japanese Neo-Confucian scholar, teacher and administrator in the system of higher education maintained by the Tokugawa bakufu during the Edo period. He was a member of the Hayashi clan of Confucian scholars.


Hōkō was the fourth Hayashi clan Daigaku-no-kami of the Edo period.

Hōkō is known as the second official rector of the Shōhei-kō.[1] This academy would come to be known as the Yushima Seidō) . This institution stood at the apex of the country-wide educational and training system which was created and maintained by the Tokugawa shogunate. Ryūkō's hereditary title was Daigaku-no-kami, which, in the context of the Tokugawa shogunate hierarchy, effectively translates as "head of the state university.[2]

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  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric et al. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia, p. 880.
  2. ^ De Bary, William et al. (2005). Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 2, p. 443.


Flags mark the entrance to the reconstructed Yushima Seidō (Tokyo).

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Preceded by
Hayashi Hōkō
2nd rector of Yushima Seidō Succeeded by
Hayashi Hōkoku