Japan Cultural Days: Karuta: Waka Lecture and Game Demonstration

Karuta is a Japanese card matching game. A traditional Japanese poem (Waka) is written on one set of cards, the Yomifuda, and only the last few lines of the same poem is written on the other, the Torifuda. The idea is for players to grab the right Torifuda card to match the Yomifuda card  before their opponents. Players will discuss Waka poetry, the history and uses of the game and demonstrate how it is played.