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We're looking for anyone who's interested in learning to play Kyogi Karuta!
Karuta is a traditional card game that takes 100 designated poems from the Heian era (794-1185 AD) and makes a 1v1 game similar to the card game "Speed."
If you can read Hiragana you can play, and if you can't read we will teach you!
Check out these clips and see what you think!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEC5KdrPhSE

(Video about Karuta and a French player)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUNS2RX5olk

("Chihayafuru" PV)

Upcoming events (5)

Online Karuta Practice and Mixer

Online event

Hi all, This will be one of the recurring times for our online practices. I'm reposting the events here as well, but if you want to get connected with the other players from around the world, join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/985971405130897/ Each practice, we'll spend the first portion just getting to know each other. We'll then sign in to the Competitive Karuta App and play! To play, download this app onto your phone or tablet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.betacomputing.karuta&hl=en_US During this time of isolation and uncertainty, it's important to come together. Stay well and don't be a stranger! Henry

Online Karuta Practice and Mixer

Online event

Hi all, This will be one of the recurring times for our online practices. If you plan to join part way through, just leave a comment as to what time you'll join. I'm reposting the events here as well, but if you want to get connected with the other players from around the world, join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/985971405130897/ Each practice, we'll spend the first portion just getting to know each other. We'll then sign in to the Competitive Karuta App and play! To play, download this app onto your phone or tablet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.betacomputing.karuta&hl=en_US During this time of isolation and uncertainty, it's important to come together. Stay well and don't be a stranger! Henry

Online Karuta Practice and Mixer

Online event

Hi all, This will be one of the recurring times for our online practices. I'm reposting the events here as well, but if you want to get connected with the other players from around the world, join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/985971405130897/ Each practice, we'll spend the first portion just getting to know each other. We'll then sign in to the Competitive Karuta App and play! To play, download this app onto your phone or tablet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.betacomputing.karuta&hl=en_US During this time of isolation and uncertainty, it's important to come together. Stay well and don't be a stranger! Henry

Online Karuta Practice and Mixer

Online event

Hi all, This will be one of the recurring times for our online practices. If you plan to join part way through, just leave a comment as to what time you'll join. I'm reposting the events here as well, but if you want to get connected with the other players from around the world, join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/985971405130897/ Each practice, we'll spend the first portion just getting to know each other. We'll then sign in to the Competitive Karuta App and play! To play, download this app onto your phone or tablet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.betacomputing.karuta&hl=en_US During this time of isolation and uncertainty, it's important to come together. Stay well and don't be a stranger! Henry

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Online Karuta Practice and Mixer

Online event

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