Introducing Kyogi Karuta around the world.
Kyogi Karuta is a Japanese game
Ogura Hyakunin-isshu "karuta" cards.
card has an ancient poem on it.
It is a card game--however, it does not look like any other card games
such as poker, contract bridge, etc...
It is the game of speed, memorization and concentration.
Photo: Kyogi Karuta game demonstrated by Shin-ichi Nagaoka (4-dan degree,left) and
Yoshimasa Kobayashi (6-dan degree). January 2007, Bangkok
Obousan Mekuri (Pick up Priests!)
You don't need Japanese language knowledge to play Pick up Priests!
It's a exciting game. Everybody can win by chance.
"Pick up Priests" uses the same Yomi-fuda (cards for reciter) of
Kyogi Karuta with one additional card, "Tengu" card as the luckiest card.
Obousan Mekuri rules
To buy "Pick up Priests" card set, Please visit Rokurku Shokai (Japan)
If you cannot read Japanese, please contact karutastone★gmail.com (Please change ★ to @).
Kyogi Karuta Handbook
French and Portuguese Versions uploaded!
Kyogi Karuta Handbook(PDF) (Free Download)
(Japanese, English, Thai and Chinese version are also available.)
Karuta Practice (Falls Church, VA) starts!
Karuta Practice Schedule
Reciting software(free) 読み上げソフト
How and where should I measure my body when buying a Kimono and Hakama?
I don't live in Japan. Where can I buy Karuta cards?
Are there any Karuta club in my town or country outside Japan?
For Karuta clubs information around the world,
please contact karutastone★gmail.com
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In Japan: All Japan Karuta Association
Thank you for visiting
Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival!
April 13, 2013
Congratulations to the winners!
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