Card Game of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

 This page is not meant for learning "Ogura-Hyakunin-Isshu" of classical literature so please search for other pages if you would like to learn more as it.

This page only introduces how to play "Card Game" that uses a set of cards generally called "Hyakunin-Isshu" contains 100 poems.

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 Hyakunin-Isshu is an anthology of 100 poems by 100 different poets. It was compiled by Master Fujiwara Teika who was a famous critic and poet from the twelfth through the thirteenth centuries.This poem is called Waka or Tanka . A Waka has 31 syllables , arranged as 5,7,5,7,7.



There are four kinds of Card Game of Hyakunin-Isshu.

1. Obou-san Mekuri (Stack Cards) Play with 3 ~ 6 people

2. Chirashi-dori   Individual game  Play with 2 ~ 8 people

3. Genpei-sen     Team game    Play 3 people to 3 people

4. Kyogi-karuta   Individual game  Play one to one

    +. List of Reading Cards

    +. The list of Settle word

    +. List of 100 Playing Cards  

    +. score board


:: What's new ::
Renewal "Top page" May./16/'15
Renewal "score board" in Kyogikaruta May./3/'14
Opened "score board" in Kyogikaruta Dec./15/'13
changed "I C F"from"Sports Carta" Jul./18/'13
Opened "Poets'n Poems" Jul./18/'13
Opened "Sports Carta" May./1/'13
Opened "Sports Carta" Apr./25/'13
Renewal Open Oct./29/'12
Opened "The way to be the winner" Apr./25/'12
Opened "Obou-san Mekuri" Jul./21/'11
Opened "Obou-san Mekuri" Ap./23/'11
Opened "kyogi-karuta" Mar./18/'09
Opened partially "kyogi-karuta" July./22/'08
Opened "Genpei-sen" July./11/'08
Opened "Chirashi-dori" July./7/'08

:: Acknowledgments ::
Special thanks to かるたとりのこべや for the structuring this page.
Special thanks to みかきもりの本箱 for the spirit and the concept.
Special thanks to My friends for the photography.

Toronto Takino-oto-kai