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Jan 7, 2018
Kyogi Karuta (Japanese Card Game Match), at Oumi-jingu Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga
7th January, 2018 | 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.'
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