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Hyakuninisshu English Translated Karuta- Complete (cards 1-100)

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English Hyakuninisshu Karuta!
You can play like Chihayafuru!

This karuta is the traditional Japanese poetry card game of 100 complete original Japanese poems from Ogura Hyakuninisshu translated into English "wakas" (5+7+5; 7+7 syllables). Card no. 1-100. All cards have both the Japanese original poem with a unique illustration or text from the original Japanese karuta from Shogundo in Kyoto, plus the English translation (by Clay MacCauley 1917) on the other side of the cards. The English translation strictly follows the 57577 syllables - "waka" form. Therefore you can read/ sing it in the unique original Japanese waka melody.

Contents: 100 reading cards, 100 playing cards. Card size: 70x100 mm, Box 120x170x45 mm, Net weight 540g. This complete edition is packed in a stable box with a divider.

Karuta is sometimes described as intellectual martial arts. It is about listening and being extremely focused and fast, just like the Samurai with their swords. Only here you fight with cards instead. To begin, a reader is chosen or a reader app will be used to read the poems on the reading cards aloud. Players listen and search for the playing card which have only the second part of the poem written on them. The reader always reads the second part aloud also even if the players may take the cards if they recognize the matching card. Be the first to get the matching cards to win.

Review from Japan Center Michigan State University 2020-03-09
“… really appreciated how you used the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable translations, and the reading app made it feel just as real to us as the “traditional” version of the game.”

Tip: Download the free iOS audio reader app (companion app for this game). You can use the reader app for practicing and also when you are only two persons and you need a reader. We have two reader apps. 1.Hyakuninisshu EN : This reader app sings the poems exactly like the Japanese wakas (original poems) are sung. 2.Read Hyakunin Isshu EN: This reader app is read normally. The app which is read is easier to understand but the app which is sung sounds more genuine like the original Japanese poems.

The Android reader app is still under construction due to the new regulations Google made last November.

Meanwhile, for those who have an android device or a PC, you can play the readings on Spotify. Search Hyakuninisshu English Karuta by Aya Feurst on spotify. You can also download the audio recording of the Hyakuninisshu English translation from our homepage (www.ogoola.org). for free. Please go to Media/Download/English on our Homepage to download the readings. You will find the recordings there and can download and listen to the original song of the wakas and the readings in English. You will need to Download an audio player for example the VLC to make your own playlist. Good Luck!

If you want to hear the original Japanese poems read with its unique melody. Download the Japanese Hyakuninisshu app from Shogundo, 百人一首 かるた 読上アプリ「将軍堂」. This app is compatible for Android only, and it is a companion app to the original karuta in Japanese. The Reader is from the karuta maker in Kyoto, Shogundo. The app is in Japanese.

Shipment Information: We send all our products with the company postnord. It is the northern European post. For customers who select the track and trace service for their shipment, the following link will get you to the track and trace service page. Just click the link and input your Shipment ID that we notice you via email and you can track your parcel as soon as it's on its way. Link to postnord.

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