This group will meet biweekly or more often depending on the demand. The main purpose of the group is to facilitate the research of primary materials in the variants of vernacular and Sinitic idioms of premodern Japan (bungo; sorobun; kanbun). All graduate students conducting research in these languages can participate and suggest readings for the group. Participants must attend at least one session helping out another student before they can propose a reading they want to be helped with. Since the primary goal of the group is mutual help within the community, regular attendance is strongly encouraged.