Bunkyō (文京区, Bunkyō-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. Situated in the middle of the ward area, Bunkyō is a residential and educational center. Beginning in the Meiji period, literati like Natsume Sōseki, as well as scholars and politicians have lived there. Bunkyō is home to the Tokyo Dome, judo's Kodokan, and the University of Tokyo.
Bunkyō has a sister-city relationship with Kaiserslautern in the Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany.
As of March 1, 2012 the ward has a population of 193,091, including about 6,500 foreign residents, with 104,189 households and a population density of 17,072.59 persons per km². The total area is 11.31 km².
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
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“Eclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonalds food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and retro clothes in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter for TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works.”
—Jean François Lyotard (b. 1924)