Jan 6, 2017

Kyogi Karuta (Japanese Card Game Match), at Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga

Kyogi Karuta (Japanese Card Game Match), at Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga

7th January, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170105karuta.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)

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