Karuta Links

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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competitive_karuta

Another introduction here:
http://prezi.com/cwxrklrvvziw/competitive-karuta/

Competitive Karuta Boom Inspired by Manga
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/cool/12-03-15/002.html

Here’s a page on how to play:
http://karuta.game.coocan.jp/detailedrule-e.html

Page from Chihayafuru Wiki:
http://chihayafuru.wikia.com/wiki/Hyakunin_Isshu_Karuta

How to Play:

“Karuta: Sports or Culture?” Both?
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~xs3d-bull/essays/karuta/karuta.html

Looks like a nice shop in Japan:
http://japantourist.jp/view/okuno-karuta-shop

This video of a demo at the 2012 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival shows the intensity of Karuta:

Another demonstration:
http://youtu.be/nKAmZxVhQww

Kids practicing:

Videos of kids competing:

Here are more examples of adults competing from Japan:

Lots of competitors here:

Clubs

“Don’t “grab” those karuta cards, let them fly!” Sounds awesome! This is a club at Waseda University:
http://www.waseda.jp/student/weekly/english/2009/1191/191e_what.html

New Zealand Kyougi Karuta Association (this is farther away from where I am than Japan is T_T):
http://www.karuta.org.nz/

A video about that club:

San Francisco MURASAME-KAI (so far away from where I am!)
http://sfkarutaclubeng.wordpress.com/

Karuta Club of Lansing (still too far away from me!)
http://lansingkarutaclub.blogspot.com/

Competition in Toronto??

About Hakunin Isshu

Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogura_Hyakunin_Isshu

Japanese site:
http://hyakuningendaigo.web.fc2.com/#1

University of Virginia e-text site with translations:
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/hyakunin/noJIS/hyaku1.html

Sacred Texts site with translations:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/shi/hvj/

Hakunin Isshu Blog with background on the poems:
http://100poets.wordpress.com/

Another blog:
http://100poems-100poets.blogspot.com/

One Thousand Summers: this blog also gives background on many of the poems:
http://onethousandsummers.blogspot.com/

Review of a recent translation:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1734689,00.html

Museum

Ogura Hakunin Isshu Museum:
http://www.kyopro.kufs.ac.jp/dp/dp01.nsf/ecfa8fdd6a53a7fc4925700e00303ed8/b3e716c6dee2062f49257196002153f9!OpenDocument

This person visited the museum:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/toranosuke/7509758558/

It closed? T_T
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/02/nintendo-powered-museum-closes-its-doors/

Oh, it reopened?
http://www.jcrafts.com/guide/eg/event/08_shigureden.html

New site:
http://www.shigureden.or.jp/multilingual/en.html

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