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
2018 New Year US Karuta Competition
2018 Competition details(Japanese)
2018 Competition details(English)
Names of winnes of 2017 Competition on Sakura Newspaper (page 5)
What is Kimari-ji?
Kyogi Karuta Handbook(PDF) (Free Download)
(Japanese, English, Thai,Chinese, French and Portuguese versions are available.)
Reciting software(free) 読み上げソフト
Wasura Mochi わすらもち
Naniwa zu Inaba kun 難波津いなばくん
Karuta in Beijing CHINA May 2014 (you tube)
Karuta at Washington, D. C. Sakura Matsuri April 2014 (you tube)
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?
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For Karuta clubs information in Japan, please contact to All Japan Karuta Association
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