Here are the pics from ConnectiCon 2013. Didn’t seem to be as many good ones this year. More Doctor Who than ever. Adventure Time really dominated. But there was also some Attack on Titan…. Continue reading ‘ConnectiCon 2013′
Inspired by Chihayafuru, I have compiled some links on Hakunin Isshu Karuta.
What Is It? How Do You Play?
First, Wikipedia’s page on Competitive Karuta:
Another introduction here:
Competitive Karuta Boom Inspired by Manga
Here’s a page on how to play:
Page from Chihayafuru Wiki:
How to Play:
“Karuta: Sports or Culture?” Both?
Looks like a nice shop in Japan:
This video of a demo at the 2012 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival shows the intensity of Karuta:
Videos of kids competing:
Here are more examples of adults competing from Japan:
Lots of competitors here:
“Don’t “grab” those karuta cards, let them fly!” Sounds awesome! This is a club at Waseda University:
New Zealand Kyougi Karuta Association (this is farther away from where I am than Japan is T_T):
A video about that club:
San Francisco MURASAME-KAI (so far away from where I am!)
Karuta Club of Lansing (still too far away from me!)
Competition in Toronto??
About Hakunin Isshu
University of Virginia e-text site with translations:
Sacred Texts site with translations:
Hakunin Isshu Blog with background on the poems:
One Thousand Summers: this blog also gives background on many of the poems:
Review of a recent translation:
This person visited the museum:
Oh, it reopened?
I went to ConnectiCon and took some cosplay pics. Continue reading ‘ConnectiCon 2012′