Society | Jan 05

New Year's card game held in Kyoto for the first time in three years

KYOTO, Jan 05 (NHK) - Players dressed in ancient costumes have played the traditional Japanese card game karuta at a shrine in Kyoto for the first time in three years.

Eight women clad in colorful kimono took part in the annual New Year's event at Yasaka Shrine on Tuesday. The event was canceled in 2021 and 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The shrine houses a mythological Japanese deity, Susanoo-no-mikoto, who is said to have composed the first tanka, a type of traditional Japanese poem.

The game features a collection of tanka written by 100 poets from the 7th through 13th centuries. Two players compete face-to-face with cards in between. ...continue reading

Source: 時事通信トレンドニュース


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