Jan 5, 2014
Kyogi Karuta (Japanese Card Game Match), at Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga
5th January, 2014 | at Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.
'Meijin' and 'Queen' refer to Kyogi Karuta (karuta [Japanese card game] match) in which karuta of Hyakunin Isshu (one hundred waka poems by one hundred poets) are used and they played by the rule of All-Japan Karuta Association; for male players the Meijin-sen (literally, 'master tournament') is held, and for female players the Queen-sen is held; they also refer to the titles given to the champions; male player has to pass the preliminary of the Meijin-sen and beat the champion of the previous year, and female player has to pass the preliminary of the Queen-sen and beat the champion of the previous year as well, and the champions become 'Meijin' and 'Queen.'
# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140105karuta.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.karuta.or.jp/
小倉百人一首競技かるた 名人位決定戦＆クイーン位 （滋賀県大津市 近江神宮）