Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694
Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694

Japanese Hyakunin Isshu Vtg Playing Cards Karuta 100 Poem Matching Game JK694

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 Japanese Playing Cards Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

This is a vintage Japanese poetry karuta card game called Hyakunin Isshu. Hyakunin Isshu is a classical Japanese anthology of one hundred Japanese waka by one hundred poets. Hyakunin Isshu can be translated to "one hundred people, one poem [each]"; it can also refer to the card game of uta-garuta, which uses a deck composed of cards based on the Hyakunin Isshu. There are 2 types of cards: the whole of the poem and the poet's image and name, and the last part of the poem. The cards are set out on the floor and it's the player's job to match the cards. Professional karuta games often have a reader, and the two players fight to make the match.

  • Red, yellow
  • 200 cards (complete set)
  • Kanji on the box: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, Shirotae Karuta
  • Paper
  • C1971
  • Item weight: 718 grams
  • Packed weight: 1000 grams 
  • Approx. [Card] 7.5 cm long x 5 cm wide; [Box] 16.5 cm long x 12 cm wide x 7 cm tall
  • Good condition considering age. Box has some rough edges from use and storage. Wear and tear due to age. Please see the photos carefully.
  • Acquired from a friend's home in Gifu, Japan

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