Gunsho Ruijū

Gunsho Ruijū (群書類従) is a collection of old Japanese books on Japanese literature and history assembled by Hanawa Hokiichi (塙保己一) with the support of the Bakufu.

Cover page of the 16th volume of a 1901 edition of Gunsho Ruiju

The first series in 1819 has 25 subjects with 1273 works. A modern print edition was published in 19 volumes from 1894 to 1912.

A second series of another 2103 texts was created by his son Hanawa Tadatomi (塙忠宝) from 1821 under the title Zoku Gunsho Ruijū (続群書類従). Another series, the Zoku Zoku Gunsho Ruijū (続々群書類従), was assembled in two parts, the first with 16 subjects in 1903-4 in 5 volumes, the second in 1906-9 with 304 sources in 16 volumes. Shin Gunsho Ruijū (ja:新群書類従) was printed in 1906-08 in 10 volumes.

Another text collection begun by Hanawa Tadatomi is the Dai Nihon Shiryō

See alsoEdit


  • Gunsho-ruijū. Tokyo 1894 -, Keizai Zasshisha
  • Shinko Gunsho-ruijū (新校群書類従). Tokyo 1936 Naigai Shoseki, 2 volumes
  • Gunsho-ruijū seizoku Bunrui sōmoku (群書類従正続分類総目錄). Tokyo in 1959, 410 pages (Classified catalog of the main and Ergänzugssammlungen)
  • Mozume Takami (eds.):Gunsho sakuin (群書索引). Tokyo 1928 Kobunko Kankokai (concordance), 3 volumes
  • Zoku-Gunsho-ruijū. Zoku-gunsho-ruijū Kanseikai (続群書類従完成会). Tokyo 1923-30, 72 volumes
  • Gunsho-kaidai (群書解題). Tokyo 1960-7, 22 vol in 30 volumes (summaries of the works in GR and Z-GR)
  • Gunsho kaidai sōmokuji (群書解題総目次). Tokyo 1967 (index to 1960 edition)

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