OGURA HYAKUNIN ISSHU CARD SET, A HUNDRED VERSES FROM OLD JAPAN
Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (小倉百人一首?) is a 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 composed of cards based on the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. It was compiled by Fujiwara no Teika while he lived in the Ogura district of Kyoto, Japan. – Wikipedia “Ogura Hyakunin Isshu”
Kyogi Karuta (Competition Version)
1. 100 each of Yomi-fuda (reading card with beautiful illustration) and Tori-fuda (picking card with Hiragana)
2. Booklet (Japanese only)
How to play:
Please find the playing rules in “Competitive Karuta”, Wikipedia
You can practice to pick alone as CD helps to read the poets.
We have many ways to play Hyakunin Isshu in Japan. Just try to play and feel the Japanese tradition.