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Hyakunin Isshu - one hundred poets, one poem each [Tarot card size]

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This is the TAROT card size edition. Please see our other titles for the POKER size format.

Hyakunin Isshu Karuta / 
百人一首かる

from the 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 of cards based on the Hyakunin Isshu.
  • The most famous and standard version was compiled by Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241) while he lived in the Ogura district of Kyoto. It is therefore also known as Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (小倉百人一首).

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The artwork has been carefully generated to reflect the text or sentiment of the poem. When you look up 'Ogura Hyakunin Isshu' you will come across many ways these poems are read out, used in competitive gameplay and even tournaments in Japan, and will find a fascinating subculture that expands your horizon. 

Example of artwork and the actual card (in the deck) used to play.

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Our digital versions contains all 100 poems in both English and Japanese, with an additional Romaji transcription for any learners of Japanese.

To play competitively, you will need to order/self-print 2 sets of cards. 



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100
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HY0002
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File Last Updated:
January 31, 2024
This title was added to our catalog on February 12, 2024.
Publisher
Stefan Grossmann